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The OPEC Fund has exceptionally strong governance standards which are fully aligned with global best practices. Policies are enforced through the governance framework which consists of three distinct and independent organs including the Ministerial Council, the non-resident Governing Board and the Director General
The Ministerial Council is the supreme organ of the Fund and retains all powers except those powers expressly assigned to the Governing Board and the Director General. It consists of member country Ministers of Finance or authorized representatives. It meets once per year and is responsible for issuing policy guidelines for the Governing Board, approving replenishments, appointing the Director General and approving the audited Financial Statements.
The Governing Board is non-resident and consists of 24 members – a governor and Alternate Governor from each member country. The Governing Board is responsible for steering the general operations, approving the business plan, approving new loans, policies (including risk management policies), the borrowing program, administration, disbursements and financial regulation. There are four sub-committees of the Governing Board:
- Audit & Risk Committee
- Budget & Strategy Committee
- Development Effectiveness Committee
- Ethics Committee
The Director General is appointed by the Ministerial Council for a 5-year term and conducts the OPEC Fund’s daily operations following the Governing Board’s direction and in accordance with the directives and regulations stated in the Establishment Agreement.
The clear separation of responsibilities between the three independent layers of governance provides the necessary checks and balances to ensure that key decisions which could affect Member equity and reputation are taken by the Ministerial Council and Governing Board.
Decisions by both organs require a two-thirds majority of Members provided they contribute seventy percent of the contributions of the Fund.
The Treasury department manages capital and liquidity in alignment with conservative principles, outlined in a suite of risk management policies. These are maintained in line with peer MDB frameworks and enshrine a commitment to protecting our ratings and preserving liquidity within prudent guidelines.