IFAD Governing Council The Governing Council is IFAD's highest decision-making authority.  Each Member State is represented in the Governing Council by Governors, Alternate Governors and any other designated advisers.  The Executive Board is responsible for overseeing the general operations of IFAD and for approving its programme of work.  Membership on the Executive Board is determined by the Governing Council and is presently distributed as follows: List A: eight Members and eight Alternate Members (primarily countries in the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development); List B: four Members and four Alternate Members (primarily countries in the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries); and List C: six Members and six Alternate Members; two each in the three regional sub-divisions of List C Member States (developing countries).



Governance bodies