Executive Board

The Executive Board is the Fund’s second main Governing Body, consisting of 18 Members and 18 Alternate Members.  With the adoption of the Fourth Replenishment Resolution at the twentieth session of the Governing Council, in February 1997, Resolution 86/XVIII was put into force and effect amending the Fund's governance structure. This new framework provided for the present membership distribution on the Executive Board, reflecting as well the new redistribution of original votes into membership and contribution votes. The previous distribution on the Board consisted of 18 Members and 17 Alternate Members.  Resolution 86/XVIII also amended Rule 40.1 of the Rules of Procedure of the Governing Council to specify the ineligibility, to sit on the Board, of any Member State against which an accounting provision existed at the time of elections to the Executive Board.

The Members and Alternate Members are elected for a three-year term of office within their respective Lists and Sub-Lists, i.e., List A, List B, List C and within List C: Sub-List C1 for Countries in the Africa Group; Sub-List C2 for Countries in Europe, Asia and the Pacific; and Sub-List C3 for Countries in Latin America and the Caribbean, and are approved by the Governing Council.  The Members and Alternate Members in each of the Lists represent other constituents of their respective List.

The Board meets three times a year, normally in the months of April, September and December; the exact dates of which are decided upon by the Board.

As with the Governing Council, the distribution of the total number of votes in the Executive Board is now being calculated both on membership and contribution.

The Executive Board has full authority to decide on the Programme of Work, approve projects, and to adopt/recommend action, pending the final approval of the Governing Council, on matters related to the annual Administrative Budget; applications for membership and staffing within the Fund.

The Executive Board Sessions are chaired by the President of IFAD.

Current Composition

Current Composition

IFAD List A

Member Alternate Member
Italy Flag
Italy
Austria Flag
Austria
France Flag
France
Belgium Flag
Belgium
Japan Flag
Japan
Denmark Flag
Denmark
Canada Flag
Canada
Ireland Flag
Ireland
United Kingdom Flag
United Kingdom
Netherlands Flag
Netherlands
Sweden Flag
Sweden
Norway Flag
Norway
United States Flag
United States
Spain Flag
Spain
Germany Flag
Germany
Switzerland Flag
Switzerland

IFAD List B

Member Alternate Member
Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of) Flag
Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
Algeria Flag
Algeria
Saudi Arabia Flag
Saudi Arabia
Indonesia Flag
Indonesia
Nigeria Flag
Nigeria
Qatar Flag
Qatar
Kuwait Flag
Kuwait
United Arab Emirates Flag
United Arab Emirates

IFAD List C1

Member Alternate Member
Angola Flag
Angola
Cameroon Flag
Cameroon
Egypt Flag
Egypt
Côte d'Ivoire Flag
Côte d'Ivoire

IFAD List C2

Member Alternate Member
China Flag
China
Pakistan Flag
Pakistan
India Flag
India
Republic of Korea Flag
Republic of Korea

IFAD List C3

Member Alternate Member
Brazil Flag
Brazil
Argentina Flag
Argentina
Mexico Flag
Mexico
Dominican Republic Flag
Dominican Republic