Consultants and members of the Executive Committee of IRD come from diversified background. Some are scholars in various fields of rural and social policy research whereas some are front-line experienced experts or well-trained co-workers. None of the Advisory Board member or Executive Committee can be appointed to any paid position in IRD.
IRD headquartered in Hong Kong, with a mainland office located in Baojing County, Hunan Province. 15 full-time staff are employed in total.