Annual report 2001 - part 3
IFAD overall staffing levels for 2001 increased by approximately 9% from those of 2000, with 132 professional and higher-category positions (excluding the positions of President and Vice President) and 181 general service positions. The increase in staffing levels results from the regularization of long-term temporary general service staff into fixed-term positions (from 158 in 2000 to 181 in 2001). As at 31 December 2001, the number of filled positions totaled 283.5; of these positions, 113 were in the professional category and above, and 170.5 in the general service category. Staff in the professional and higher categories comprised nationals of 49 Member States, reflecting the Fund’s adherence to the principle of geographical distribution, and the proportion of women stood at 33%.