Our Steering Committee
The ultimate decision-making body of the GAFSP is its Steering Committee, established in April 2010. The Steering Committee is comprised of Voting Members and Non-Voting Members. The current chair of the Steering Committee (from March 2017) is Germany.
Voting members are limited to an equal number of major donors and recipient representatives. The recipient representatives, representing their respective regions and not their location countries, were selected in two meetings in April 2010 through a self-selection by World Bank Executive Directors representing at least one IDA country.
Non-voting members are representatives of potential Supervising Entities: African Development Bank (AfDB), Asian Development Bank (ADB), Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), World Bank, and World Food Programme (WFP), International Finance Corporation (IFC), civil society organizations (CSO) (one drawn from an OECD country and two representing recipient regions), and the Director of Sustainable Development in the Executive Office of the Secretary-General at the United Nations. CSO representatives are selected through a self-selection process managed through their respective networks.
GAFSP is a Financial Intermediary Fund (FIF), hosted within the World Bank Group, and was set up to complement and reinforce other existing multilateral and bilateral efforts to tackle food insecurity. The World Bank serves as Trustee as well as hosts a Coordination Unit (CU) within the Agriculture and Food Global Practice that provides support to GAFSP’s Steering Committee. The CU oversees overall Program operations, manages the Program’s Public Sector Window, which includes the Missing Middle Initiative (MMI), and coordinates with the IFC, which manages GAFSP’s Private Sector Window.