It is imperative that the minimum standards for country platforms reflect the principles of the entities behind the GFF: The Every Woman Every Child initiative, led by the United Nations Secretary General’s office with involvement by the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health and the World Bank. This paper reviews the core documents that define standards for inclusiveness and participation, transparency, independence, and accountability within the Global Strategy, the World Bank, and the GFF itself. The paper also provides specific recommendations to “raise the bar,” and bring the minimum standards for country platforms to a level consistent with the GFF Business Plan, The Global Strategy, and the World Bank’s draft Safeguards.