A seven–member Board of Trustees made up of international scholars and development practitioners is the supreme governing body of the institute. The Board is appointed to serve a period of 4 years and meets four (4) times in a year pursuant to its corporate mandate and to ensure proper and effective control of the Institute’s operations and to carry out periodic evaluation of the Institute’s operational performance.

The day-to-day activities of the institute are managed by the Executive Director, assisted by Finance and Administration and Programme Manager.

The Board of Trustees’ principal goal is to protect and strengthen IPRA’s excellence as an independent, nonpartisan, and intellectually rigorous policy research organization that contributes to the public’s understanding of the challenges and opportunities posed by the world’s interdependent economy.