IFAD is a specialized agency of the United Nations and International Financial Institution.

Decision-making at IFAD is entrusted to its Governing Council, its Executive Board and the President of the Fund.

IFAD basic legal texts, which have been approved by its Governing Council and/or its Executive Board, set forth the rules, regulations and procedures which the Fund must abide by in its operations and activities. Amendments to said texts may be proposed by the President of the Fund for consideration by the relevant Governing Bodies. 

Sections below on Former Subsidiary Bodies and Policies and Strategies are not yet available. These sections will be activated and this Governance page will be further developed to include additional sections in due course. 

Appointment of the President

Audit Committee

Convenors and Friends

Emoluments Committee

Evaluation Committee

Executive Board

Former Subsidiary Bodies

Governing Council

Governance Reviews

IFAD Basic Legal Documents

List Membership


Working Group on the Performance-based Allocation System

Policies and Strategies

Replenishments of IFAD's Resources

Working Group on the Transition Framework 

Voting Rights