The Programme is implemented in close consultation with development partners. The Programme operates with:
- Strategic partners: provide resources for core programme activities (backbone) and specific thematic and/or country projects and provide leadership and direction for the operationalization and implementation of the RECP Programme. In recent years the Governments of Switzerland and Austria have been the key strategic partners for the Programme.
- Project partners: provide resources for selected thematic and/or country projects. Current project partners include Norway, Slovenia, Czech Republic, Germany and European Commission.
- Activity partners: pool resources towards specific activities and/or outputs under the RECP Programme. The Programme cooperates for example with International Labor Organization, the UN Climate Change Secretariat and others on specific applications and mechanism for RECP.