Governance

AT THE GLOBAL LEVEL:

EIF consists of a Steering Committee, the EIF Board and the EIF Executive Secretariat.

  • The Steering Committee reviews the performance of the partnership and ensures transparency of all EIF processes, and is made up of members from LDCs, all EIF Donors and EIF Core Agencies.
  • The EIF Board is the decision-making body, providing operational and financial oversight and policy direction. The Board is made up of three capital‑based LDC representatives, three EIF Donor representatives, and, ex officio, members from EIF Core and Observer Agencies, the Executive Director and the Trust Fund Manager (TFM) Executive Officer.

  • The Executive Secretariat, which is administratively housed at the WTO, is the implementing arm, working in support of the programme together with the TFM.

AT THE NATIONAL LEVEL:

EIF presence in the LDCs consists of Focal Points, Donor Facilitators and National Steering Committees.

  • Focal Points leads the in‑country process and are senior government officials appointed by the LDC and supported by a National Implementation Unit embedded in the government. The team is responsible for timely, efficient and effective delivery of projects and for championing the trade agenda in the country.
  • Donor Facilitators work with Focal Points to manage donor coordination and donor‑government dialogue. They are a representative from a donor active in supporting the country's trade agenda.

  • The EIF National Steering Committee is a consultative and coordinative mechanism on trade, and the committee enables the monitoring and implementation of in-country projects.