The Observatory is overseen by three permanent members called coordinators who are responsible for determining the direction of the Observatory, ensuring its proper implementation, as well as coordinating research activities.
The Advisory Board is composed of experts, external to the management, who offer advice to the coordinators to assist in the proper management of the Observatory and its scientific orientation. Publications by the members of the Observatory do not commit the members of the Advisory Board. Members of the Advisory Board meets annually.
The work and analysis of the Observatory involves scholars and non-scholars from a wide range of Social Science disciplines (economics, sociology, anthropology) and institutions.