United Kingdom and IFAD

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United Kingdom and IFAD

October 2017

The United Kingdom and IFAD are working closely together to meet Sustainable Development Goals 1 and 2: ending poverty and hunger by 2030. They have made a special commitment to boost inclusive and sustainable economic paths and create jobs in the poorest rural areas of the world, especially in Africa, where 10 to 12 million young people enter the labour market every year.

A founding member of IFAD and a reliable top donor, the United Kingdom has played a leadership role in the Fund since it was established in 1977. The United Kingdom provides strategic guidance to enable IFAD to establish itself as the primary global fund for food security and agricultural development, and as a specialized agency of the United Nations and an international financial institution that is efficient, effective, transparent, results-focused and innovative.