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The Qatar–IFAD partnership
October 2020

The State of Qatar is one of the founding members of IFAD. Qatar’s support of IFAD is critical for combating poverty and strengthening development in developing countries.

Although Gulf countries do not borrow, they have an interest in agricultural development around the Arab world, and many of their financial institutions partner with IFAD as cofinancers.

IFAD serves as an instrument for Qatar to channel resources to developing countries’ agriculture sectors, as well as a global forum on agriculture and food security in which Gulf countries play a key role.