The Facilitation Committee (FC) was conceived as a demand-driven advisory body to the GM. It provides guidance on the GM's operations and fosters collaborative institutional arrangements between the GM and institutions with relevant technical and financial expertise.
To-date, the Committee comprises IFAD, UNDP and the World Bank (WB) as the three founding members, as well as the UNCCD secretariat, FAO, UNDP, the GEF secretariat, the CGIAR, the African Development Bank (AfDB), the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB).
The frequency of FC meetings is determined by the objectives set and the venue is decided upon pragmatically, according to the international commitments of its members.
The GM acts as the FC Secretariat and its Managing Director reports to COP on the FC's activities.