The governance and management structure of the programme includes a Board, a Steering Committee and a Programme Management Unit. The DGF Board determines the overall strategy and direction for the DGF. It is composed of the Heads of Mission (HoMs) of the Development Partners' providing funding to the DGF as well as elected Ugandan resource persons with expertise in national governance issues.

The Steering Committee provides oversight of programme implementation. It is composed of all DP contributors (funders) to the programme. The chairmanship is rotating and runs for one year corresponding to the chairmanship in the DGF Board. Potential funders can be invited as observers to the Steering Committee.