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Grants Design and Management

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.

Call for proposals

Call for proposals

Second round of National Calls for Proposals (Kenya and Uganda): Supporting remittances in times of crisis in Africa

April 2021 - NEWS
The Financing Facility for Remittances of IFAD is pleased to announce the second round of National Calls for Proposals (Kenya, Uganda) 2021: supporting remittances in times of crisis in Africa.

Call for proposals: Grant to strengthen borrowers’ capacity on environmental, social and climate best practices

May 2021 - NEWS
This call for proposals is to select a recipient or consortium of recipients to receive a three-year IFAD grant financing to implement the SUSTAIN project for a total IFAD grant of US$2 million.

Call for Proposals: Rural youth employment opportunities

June 2021 - NEWS
This call for proposals seeks to select a recipient, or consortium of recipients, to receive a four-year IFAD grant, for a total amount of up to US$4.8 million, to implement the project Rural youth employment opportunities: Support to integrated agribusiness hubs initiative.

Related documents

Related documents

IFAD Grant Forms Type: Financial document
Policy for Grant Financing: Implementing Procedures Type: Policy, Policies and Strategies, Procedure
IFAD Policy for Grant Financing Type: Policy, Policies and Strategies

Related publications

Related publications

IFAD grants: A guided overview of financial management practices and procedures

March 2020
This course aims to provide IFAD grant recipients with clear guidance on financial management requirements during project implementation.