ICSID has an Administrative Council and a Secretariat. Each ICSID member State has one seat on the Administrative Council. The Administrative Council plays no role in the administration of individual cases. Rather, its mandate is to address organizational matters related to ICSID's institutional framework.
The ICSID Secretariat deals with individual cases. It consists of about 70 professionals who administer arbitration and conciliation cases at the Centre and support other ICSID activities. This separation of functions reinforces the operation of an impartial and independent global dispute resolution facility.