The Board of directors that governs the BRDB consists of twenty-one members. The Honorable Minister of Local Government, Rural Development and Cooperatives acts as its chairperson, the Secretary of Rural Development and Cooperative Division as the Vice-Chairperson and the Director General of the BRDB as the member secretary.
Senior representatives from various ministries, departments and agencies constitute the members of the Board. The Board is mainly responsible for dealing with policy issues, developing long-term plans, coordinating and reviewing operational progress and formulating future guidelines. The Director General of the BRDB is responsible for the implementation and evaluation of policies.
The main office of the BRDB is located in Dhaka and consists of five main divisions, (i) Administration, (ii) Field Services, (iii) Planning, Evaluation and Monitoring, (iv) Finance, Accounts and Auditing, and (v) Training. Each division is headed by one Director who is assisted by Joint, Deputy and Assistant Directors, as well as supporting staff. Rural Development Officers are responsible for implementing the BRDB programme on the ground, at District and Upazila levels.