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The Finland-IFAD partnership
August 2020

IFAD and Finland have a shared vision of a world without poverty and hunger. Their joint development work rests on multiple key pillars: sustainable use of natural resources and biodiversity, the production of safe and nutritious foods, gender equality, human rights, the rights of people with disabilities, job creation (especially for young people), innovations in climate resilience, improved access to markets and increased engagement with the private sector.

Strategic guidance from Finland has been key to strengthening IFAD’s efficiency and effectiveness, as well as its approaches to targeting and transparency. Finland has also been closely engaged in creating the building blocks for IFAD’s financial innovation and sustainability.