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Transforming rural lives Building a prosperous and sustainable future for all
September 2018

IFAD’s vision of inclusive and sustainable rural transformation fits closely with the ambitions of the 2030 Agenda. We work to create the social and economic conditions that can transform rural areas into places of prosperity and hope, where people can build decent livelihoods. Increasingly, IFAD acts as an assembler of development finance, mobilizing resources from a range of sources to fund projects that empower poor rural people to grow, process and sell more food, increase their incomes and determine the direction of their own lives.

The 2030 Agenda is about doing development differently. For IFAD, that means focusing on the poorest people and the poorest countries, and embracing a culture of results and innovation. And it means ensuring that sustainability and inclusiveness underpin all activities.