Governance & accountability

Our governance structure consists of a General Assembly and Governance Board, which are defined by our bylaws and Statutes, as well as a consultative Funders’ Council

  • The General Assembly is the supreme body that approves the amendment of the organization's Statutes, adopts rules of procedure, approves financial statements and the appointment of an external auditor, and makes decisions on admitting, removing, or suspending members. 

  • The Governance Board is our governing body that provides guidance on strategic direction and oversees SEforALL’s general affairs and operations, including appointing the CEO and approving the annual work plan. 

  • We rely on partner contributions to fund our operations. The SEforALL Funders’ Council is a consultative group that provides advice and recommendations to the CEO and Governance Board.   

Our Leadership Council is composed of distinguished leaders with a shared mission to accelerate action on Sustainable Development Goal 7 (SDG7) and the Paris Agreement. It is not a formal governance body but collaborates with our Governance Board and CEO to advance SEforALL’s reach and impact. 


We are committed to excellence in relationship management, governance and monitoring, evaluation and learning so that we remain a trusted partner to our funders and partners. This includes providing a compelling value proposition and targeted outcomes, which are outlined in our 3-year Business Plan and in our annual workplans. We are also proud of our financial management, demonstrated by our financial audits. Our annual reports provide an overview of the activities we undertake over a calendar year, documenting successes and learnings as well as important governance and financial information.


Evaluation is a systematic assessment that produces evidence to inform what works and what does not, why, for whom, how much and under what circumstances. SEforALL conducts evaluation activities to help measure and assess expected and unexpected results and consequences and examine how and why change occurred (or not).    



Our journey towards SDG7

Since our inception as a UN initiative in 2011, we have advocated for an energy transition that will end poverty and address climate change. Our efforts helped establish the dedicated Sustainable Development Goal for energy, SDG7, which calls for affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all by 2030.