Supporting agricultural research, innovation and pro-poor technologies
IFAD grants support research, innovation, institutional change and pro-poor technologies. They are closely linked to our country programmes and often support connections between different initiatives in a country.
Grant recipients include research organizations, centres of excellence involved in rural poverty reduction, NGOs, governments, and private sector and civil society organizations.
We extend two types of grants, depending on the nature of the innovation and the scope of intervention: global or regional grants, and country-specific grants.
- Global and regional grants fund innovative responses to rural and agricultural challenges being faced by several partner countries. These grants are driven by thematic and regional corporate-level strategic priorities for partnership, research, policy engagement and capacity-building.
- Grants for activities implemented in specific countries focus mainly on strengthening institutional, implementation and policy capacities and on innovating in thematic areas. Country-specific grants also pilot new technologies, approaches and methodologies that can subsequently be scaled up through IFAD’s country programmes and by other stakeholders.
The aim of grant financing is to:
- promote innovative, pro-poor approaches and technologies that have the potential to be scaled up for greater impact
- strengthen partners’ institutional and policy capacities
- enhance advocacy and policy engagement
- generate and share knowledge for development impact.