What is the RIDE?
The Report on IFAD’s Development Effectiveness (RIDE) offers a comprehensive view of the organization’s performance and results, and highlights its contribution to the Sustainable Development Goals and the 2030 Agenda.
The RIDE looks at both immediate results - for example, how many poor rural people gained access to financial services - as well as medium-term results – such as the sustainability of benefits over time.
It also looks at internal processes and how efficiently they support effective operations. In addition to providing the latest data, the RIDE also touches on the key reasons behind the achievement or under-achievement of targets – thus offering a comprehensive assessment of the organization’s performance.
IFAD’s Results Management Framework 2022-2024
In the RIDE, results are measured according to the indicators and targets agreed with Member States under the Results Management Framework (RMF).
IFAD’s RMF consists of three tiers reflecting IFAD performance, project and country level results and global goals.
Investments made through replenishment contributions in any given cycle will have an immediate effect on operational and organizational performance (Tier III), a gradual effect on Development results and impact (Tier II), and long-term contribution to the SDGs (Tier III).
Tier III is also where IFAD has the highest influence and control and can be held most accountable for performance. These are areas such as quality of design, quality of supervision and implementation support, proactivity, country programme performance, etc.
Moving from bottom to top, IFAD’s RMF assumes that improvements in IFAD performance (Tier III) will lead into improvements in development results and impact (Tier II) which may eventually be reflected in the achievement of global goals (Tier I). For example, it is likely that a high quality design, will deliver high quality results. But the results will only be reported after the project has closed at the Tier II level. Therefore, for now, we can be reassured by performance at the Tier III level that we are doing the right things.
IFAD and the SDGs
With few years until the completion of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), IFAD’s ambition is to double its impact by 2030 while increasing efficiency and sustainability to enhance value for money.
In recent years, IFAD evolved from an organization that was predominantly project-focused to one that offers comprehensive and tailored support to address food insecurity and rural poverty and to transform food systems so that they are inclusive, productive, resilient and sustainable.
This evolution is captured in the IFAD12 business model.
At the highest level – tier 1 – IFAD will maintain its ambition of making a significant contribution to SDGs 1 and 2 and supporting the achievement of other SDGs such as those focused on gender equality and women’s empowerment (SDG 5), decent work and economic growth (SDG 8), and climate (SDG 13).
In the second tier, IFAD’s development impact for the 2030 Agenda is focused on expanding and deepening impact, accelerating delivery and building resilience.
In the third tier, IFAD12 prioritizes transformational country programmes, which envisages closer partnership with an array of clients, a deepened approach to mainstreaming, and a wider menu of solutions. To ensure that IFAD is positioned to support transformational country programmes, efforts continue to consolidate institutional transformation (people, processes and systems) and financial transformation (ensuring financial sustainability while maximizing resources for the poorest countries) to facilitate a deepening and doubling of impact.
IFAD evolved from an organization that was predominantly project-focused to one that offers comprehensive and tailored support to address food insecurity and rural poverty and to transform food systems so that they are inclusive, productive, resilient and sustainable.
Browse the RIDE website to learn more about IFAD’s results in 2022.
Sustainable Development Goals