FIRST has a two-tier decision-making structure: (i) a governing council (“Governing Council”), which provides strategic guidance to FIRST, sets overall policies and priorities and approves large projects, and (ii) the Project management Unit ("PMU"), which manages day-to-day activities of FIRST and approves all projects in coordination with the Project Approval Committee.
The World Bank Group manages FIRST's work program on behalf of donors through the PMU as described in the FIRST Charter. The PMU is led by the Program Manager, who is recruited internationally and hired by the World Bank Group.
Brett E. Coleman
Hanh Thi Bich Le
Senior M&E Officer
Pramita Moni SenGupta
Senior Financial Sector Specialist
Baaqia S. Holloway
FIRST is guided by a Governing Council comprising one representative of each of FIRST's Main Donors, a representative from the World Bank Group and a representative from the IMF. "Main Donors" are defined as Donors who have contributed at least $2,000,000 (two million - U.S. dollars) in cash contributions to FIRST.