The Joint Steering Committee is the highest decision-making body of the SDF and responsible for setting the overall strategy of the Fund. The JSC is composed of the Minister of Planning and National Development, the Minister of Finance Development and representatives from contributing Development Partners. The JSC is chaired by the Minister of Planning and National Development, and co-chaired by a representative from one of the Development Partners

The SDF Secretariat is acting is Fund Manager and responsible for support to project development, financial management, procurement, monitoring evaluation and learning, technical assistance and provision of the Secretariat to the JSC.

Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) act as Project Holders, responsible for managing the project on behalf of GoSL. Implementing Partners are be sourced on a competitive basis to implement the various components of the project.