Towards a Plan for Country-Level Policy Dialogue. Discussion Paper
This paper seeks to draw on both the positive aspects of current practice and the critiques that have been made, to propose an action plan for strengthening IFAD’s engagement in country level policy dialogue.
It outlines a set of broad principles underpinning IFAD’s approach, the first of which is the reaffirmation that policy engagement must be shaped and led by the CPM.
It also makes specific proposals for more effectively integrating country-level policy dialogue in IFAD country programmes; for improving IFAD’s monitoring, reporting and knowledge management on the subject; and for strengthening in-house capacity for country-level policy dialogue.
Country-level policy engagement-opportunity and necessity
Describes what IFAD and the Policy and Technical Advisory division are supporting country-level policy engagement.
It also summarizes past experience and explains how Country Programme Managers can access funds to engage in country-level policy dialogue.
Down to earth:Sustainable rural transformation
Small-scale producers in the development of coffee value chain partnerships
Small-scale producers in the development of tea value chain partnership
Small-scale producers in the development of cocoa value chain partnership
Occasional paper 4: The importance of scaling up for agricultural and rural development
Findings of four case studies conducted by indigenous people on IFAD-funded projects in Asia and the Pacific - a Regional Overview
a) Identified existing policies and institutions, good practices, key success factors and innovations in selected on-going IFAD-funded projects with indigenous peoples with a potential for scaling up and replication;
b) Assessed the implementation of the IFAD Policy on Engagement with Indigenous Peoples in IFAD-funded projects taking into account that the selected project has been approved before the approval of the policy; and,
c) Identified challenges and suggested areas of improvement in strengthening partnership between IFAD and indigenous peoples in order to address poverty and sustainable development with culture and identity.
Sending money home to Asia: trends and opportunities in the world's largest remittance marketplace
FFR Brief - Five years of the Financing Facility for Remittances
This document reports on the remarkable achievements of the Financing Facility for Remittances (FFR) in its five years of operation. It provides an overview of the importance of remittances to development, the strategy that the Facility has adopted to date, and the lessons.
The FFR Brief learned from the innovative projects it has financed. Looking forward, the report highlights the tremendous opportunities offered by large-scale distribution networks, adoption of new technologies, mobilization of migrant capital and partnering with the private sector. Each chapter has been designed to be readable as a stand-alone discussion of the specific topic area it addresses. As a number of projects resulted in lessons learned in multiple areas, projects may be mentioned more than once, and their impact in each topic area will be discussed separately.
Proceedings of the first global meeting of the Indigenous Peoples’ Forum at IFAD
This report summarizes the first global meeting of the Indigenous Peoples’ Forum at IFAD in February 2013.
The report provides an overview of the main messages conveyed, the key topics discussed, the recommendations put forward by indigenous peoples’ representatives and the regional action plans jointly agreed upon by IFAD and indigenous participants.
For those interested in learning more, the report provides links to background documents, case studies, videos, photos, interviews and further reading.
Support to Farmers’Organizations in Africa Programme (SFOAP) - Main Phase 2013-2017
This brief paper presents the main phase of SFOAP (2013-2015).
During this period the Programme will help African FOs to evolve into more stable, performing and accountable organizations that effectively represent their members and advise them on farming enterprises.
Scaling up programs for the rural poor: IFAD’s experience, lessons and prospects (phase 2)
Managing forests, sustaining lives, improving livelihoods of indigenous peoples and ethnic groups in the Mekong region, Asia
This paper presents the Learning Route, ‘Managing Forests, Sustaining Lives, Improving Livelihoods of Indigenous Peoples and Ethnic Groups in the Mekong Region’, undertaken in November 2012 by PROCASUR and AIPP with the support of IFAD.
It describes the Learning Route process, outputs and outcomes, as well as lessons learned, in addition to two case studies – one in Lao PDR and the other in Thailand – of community-based forest management, communal land titles and sustainable livelihoods.
The document also provides a general overview of the land tenure system and its effect on the traditional livelihoods of indigenous peoples and ethnic groups in Asia, with particular focus on Lao PDR and Thailand.