The two reviews are independent of each other but co ordinated to display their common goal of supporting the IFRS Foundation in creating quality global accepted standards.
In the Trustees' report IFRSs as the Global Standards: Setting a Strategy for the Foundation’s Second Decade the Trustees recommended four areas that the IFRS Foundation should focus on. The four areas outlined in the report are (1) the IFRS Foundation mission, specifically the public interest served by the Foundation's work; (2) governance; (3) the process and procedures used by the Foundation and the IASB; and (4) the organisation's financing.
In the Monitoring Board's review Final Report on the Review of the IFRS Foundation's Governance the Monitoring Board primarily reviewed institutional aspects of governance. Specifically, the review focused on the composition and the respective roles and responsibilities of the Monitoring Board, Trustees and the IASB.