GAN Global was launched in 2014 on the initiative of four founding members: the International Organisation of Employers (IOE), International Labour Organization (ILO), the Organisation of Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), and Business at OECD (BIAC).

Each of these organisations remain engaged and active members of GAN. They contribute their expertise on global and national policies, and have experience and presence in countries where GAN has networks and activities.

Through these organisations, GAN has access to debates and fora which set the international and national policies on training and work.

A representative from each organisation sits on the GAN Management Board.