Issues and policies relating to the CIF as a whole are considered at joint meetings of the CTF and SCF Trust Fund Committees. For example, the CIF’s annual administrative budget and business plan are approved in joint meetings.The Joint CTF and SCF Trust Fund Committee maintains equitable,
inclusive governance by providing 16 seats for both contributor and recipient countries. Official Observers from the CTF and SCF Trust Fund Committees also participate by advocating on behalf of their stakeholder groups, as well as promoting transparency and efficient use of resources.
"The CIF makes an effort to provide the means necessary to encourage transparency and good governance. This is accomplished through the involvement of all the stakeholders—civil society, local communities, private sector, MDBs, donor and recipient countries—and it is what enables us to take ownership of the CIF."