HDO is managed by a Board of Trustees, consisting on the founding and elected members. The Executive Committee is responsible for planning, developing and managing programs.
The director, Mr. P.P. Sivapragasem, is a graduate in social sciences and a post-graduate in Peace studies and Conflict Resolution, Development Management.
Most of HDO’s programs are developed with the people’s participation. HDO supports the groups to plan their programs and, after their approval, submits them to partner organization for funding. Field level committees do the monitoring and evaluation with the assistance of HDO staff and committee members. The HDO committee do overall internal participatory evaluation to assess the effect and impact of the programs.
The organization consists of seven full time workers and four part-time workers. Most of them are from the tea plantation. 50 % of the team workers and decision makers are women.