The governance and management structure of the facility includes a Board, a Steering Committee and a Facility 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.

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.

The Facility Management Unit (FMU) is the operational entity of the DGF II. The FMU is led by a Head of FMU (HoFMU) who has the overall responsibility for the management of planning, implementation and documentation of DGF II operations. The Head of FMU reports directly to the Steering Committee Chair.