The IEA Secretariat provides administration, management and coordination functions, and financial services for the association.
The Standing Committee of IEA is an executive board of elected, long-standing members of the General Assembly.
The International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA) is a non-profit international scientific society licensed in Belgium for the purpose of pedagogical research worldwide. Under Belgian law (see the state newspaper of 21 September 1967), the IEA society holds tax-exempt status on all contributions, subscriptions, and grants which serve as working capital.
The IEA Secretariat is registered as a foundation in the Chamber of Commerce, the Hague, the Netherlands (No. 41158871, 9 December 1994) in the name Stichting I.E.A. Secretariaat Nederland (Foundation IEA Secretariat Netherlands). The foundation holds tax-exempt status.
The site of the foundation is Amsterdam, the Netherlands. It holds all financial rights and obligations of the International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement and employs IEA personnel. The Foundation IEA Secretariat Netherlands is audited annually by the international auditing firm of Ernst & Young, the Hague, the Netherlands.
Institution for Public Benefits
As of 1 January 2008, the Dutch Tax Administration has designated both the International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA) and the Foundation (Stichting I.E.A. Secretariaat Nederland) as an Institution for Public Benefits (ANBI: Algemeen Nut Beogende Instelling).
The Board of Directors of the foundation is composed of members of the IEA Standing Committee.