The GPSA’s governance structure comprises of a Steering Committee, co-chaired by the World Bank and its constituent members in rotation. It has a balanced representation of CSOs, donors and governments, consistent with the GPSA’s Board Paper. The Committee provides guidance on strategy for the GPSA and approves CSO grant proposals. The current composition of the GPSA Steering Committee is as follows:


World Bank (co-Chair)

  • Mr. Juergen Voegele, Vice President of Sustainable Development, World Bank


Government Members

  • Government of Mexico (Nomination pending)
  • Ms. Eva Mends, Head of Budget Reform, Ministry of Finance, Government of Ghana
  • Dr. Zafar Ahmed Khan, Secretary for the Local Government, Government of Bangladesh


CSO Members

  • Ms. Izabella Toth, Head of Unit External Relations and Business Development, Cordaid, Netherlands
  • Mr. Gopa Thampi, Director, Economic Governance – Sri Lanka, The Asia Foundation (current co-Chair)
  • Dr. Gustavo Maurino, Executive Secretary, Civil Association for Equality and Justice, Argentina


Donor Members

  • Ms. Jennifer Anderson Lewis, Senior Governance & Anti-Corruption Advisor, Center for Democracy, Human Rights and Governance, United States Agency for International Development (USAID), USA
  • Ms. Johanna Jokinen-Gavidia, Senior Advisor, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Department for Development Policy, Finland
  • Mr. Jonas Rolett, Special Advisor Jonas Rolett, Special Advisor to the Chairman, George Soros, Open Society Foundations 


  • Mr. Jeff Thindwa, Program Manager, Global Partnership for Social Accountability