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Investing in rural people in Angola
In Angola, IFAD loans support efforts to improve food security and rebuild the livelihoods of poor rural people through rural and agricultural development.
Investing in rural people in the Lao People’s Democratic Republic
IFAD began operations in the Lao People’s Democratic Republic in 1978. Our strategy is to invest in rural people, empowering them to increase their food security, improve the nutrition of their families and increase their incomes.
Supporting Extension Services to Scale Up Sustainable Land Management: The potential of WOCAT’s tools and methods
This publication reviews lessons from applying the World Overview of Conservation Approaches and Technologies (WOCAT) in Cambodia, Lao People’s Democratic Republic and Uganda.
Investing in rural people in Malawi
IFAD began operations in Malawi in 1981 and has provided US$731.96 million in financing (including partner cofinancing) for 14 programmes and projects benefiting more than 2 million households.
Pioneering cost reduction of cross‑border remittances through mobile wallets in The Gambia
This PRIME Africa project enhances the financial resilience and economic empowerment of remittance families through cost‑effective, digitalized remittance flows and financial inclusion innovations. It targets 17,000 remittance receivers and 17,000 remittance senders.
Expanding digital remittances and microfinance products towards financial inclusion in The Gambia
This PRIME Africa project enhances the financial resilience and economic empowerment of remittance families through cost‑effective, digitalized remittance flows and innovations for financial inclusion.
Promoting digital and financial inclusion through remittances and micro-savings in Ghana
This PRIME Africa project enhances the financial resilience and economic empowerment of remittance families through cost‑effective digital channelling of remittance flows and financial inclusion innovations.
Leveraging remittances to drive financial inclusion in rural Ghana
This PRIME Africa initiative enhances the financial resilience and economic empowerment of remittance families through cost‑effective digital channeling of remittance flows and financial inclusion innovations.
Promoting digital remittances through postal networks in Uganda
This PRIME Africa initiative enhances the financial resilience and economic empowerment of remittance families through cost‑effective digital channelling of remittance flows and financial inclusion innovations.
IFAD e-Learning Course: Impact Assessments
The accessible and easy-to-follow course combines the main underlying theories and methodologies of impact assessments with their application in real world situations. Participants will learn about preparing an impact assessment, principles of method selection, ethical issues, data collection, data preparation, analysis, interpretation and utilization.
Building Smallholder Farmers Resilience in Kayonza District: A Case Study of Starlit Project
The STARLIT (Strengthening Agricultural Resilience through Learning and Innovation) project is an IFAD-China SSTC Facility funded initiative which aims to strengthen the resilience of farmers in the maize value chain in Kenya and Rwanda.
Investing in rural people in the Pacific Islands
IFAD supports Pacific Island countries to develop inclusive, productive, resilient and sustainable food systems that are community-driven.
Photo Story: Livestock for sustainable development in Zambia
During the COVID-19 pandemic, E-SLIP and RPSF helped poor people to be more resilient by providing livestock packages and access to market platforms, livestock insurance, water, and other resources. This booklet showcases the stories of these farmers.
The Norway-IFAD Partnership
IFAD and Norway share a vision of a world without poverty and hunger.
IFAD Research Series No. 89: Incorporating the Impact of Climate and Weather Variables in Impact Assessments: An Application to an IFAD Climate Change Adaptation Project in Viet Nam
This paper discusses which climate variables to collect, and from which sources, when incorporating them into an impact assessment.
Photo Story: The Pacific Islands Rural and Agriculture Stimulus Facility in Fiji
PIRAS is helping farmers get back on their feet and increase their income through crop diversification, engagement in food processing and expanded access to new markets. This brochure highlights the stories of some of the rural people supported by PIRAS.
IFAD Research Series No. 88: The Impact of Climate Change on Livestock Production in Mozambique
This paper focuses on activities targeting improved pasture management, supplemental feed sources and livestock value chain development.
The enhanced Adaptation for Smallholder Agriculture Programme (ASAP+)
This brochure provides an overview of ASAP+, which is expected to be the largest fund dedicated to channelling climate finance to small-scale producers.
Frontier technologies for securing tenure: A review of concepts, uses and challenges
This publication, based on a review of 20 publications and 13 expert interviews, showcases the frontier technologies used in land tenure projects, as well as the associated benefits and challenges.
Financing Facility for Remittances Knowledge Products
Since its inception in 2006, IFAD’s Financing Facility for Remittances (FFR), has produced a large number of publications and information material with global outreach. This pamphlet aims to provide the reader with a quick overview of each, with a link to the dedicated webpage.
The Germany-IFAD partnership
Germany and IFAD place small-scale farmers and rural people – especially women and youth – at the heart of their development priorities for achieving a world with no hunger (Sustainable Development Goal 2).
Indigenous Peoples and the United Nations' Rome-based Agencies working together to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals
Achieving a Zero Hunger world (SDG 2) is at the heart of the mandates of the three Rome-based UN agencies: FAO, IFAD and WFP.
Assessment of the performance of the fifth Indigenous Peoples Assistance Facility cycle: Summary
This assessment reviews the performance of regional partners and documents the results of Indigenous Peoples Assistance Facility (IPAF) funded projects between 2018 and 2021.
Development of Irrigation Infrastructure: Technical Note
This note provides an overview of how IFAD-supported irrigation projects are designed and outlines the steps to achieve the full potential of irrigation development.
The Sweden-IFAD partnership
IFAD and Sweden share a vision of a world without poverty and hunger and a commitment to support small-scale farmers to improve their livelihoods through the establishment of inclusive, resilient and sustainable food systems.
Behavioral Science Interventions within the Development and Environmental Fields in Developing Countries: An Evidence Gap Map
This evidence gap map (EGM) presents a landscape of studies on the effectiveness of behavioural science interventions in developing countries within the context of climate change.
Behavioural science interventions within the development and environmental fields in developing countries: a systematic review
This paper presents a systematic review on behavioural science interventions in the human development and environmental fields in developing countries.
How to carry out a rapid diagnostic for agricultural and climate risk insurance: Who to talk to, what questions to ask, and why
Insurance can help build resilience for small-scale producers – an urgent task in today’s high-risk world.
Evidence review on behavioural science interventions in development and environmental fields in developing countries: Protocol
This review examines the effectiveness of specific behavioural science interventions.
Evidence review on behavioural change in developing countries: Approach paper
This review examines which interventions are effective in promoting environmental and development outcomes from individuals, households, communities and companies, and how effective efforts have been to date.
IFAD's Newsletter on South-South and Triangular Cooperation - Issue 1
This newsletter shares stories and solutions for agriculture and rural transformation, and builds a picture of how SSTC contributes to improving the livelihoods of rural people.
Cambodia in focus
This photobook presents an overview of IFAD’s portfolio in Cambodia.
Regional Overview of Food Security and Nutrition in Latin America and the Caribbean 2022
This publication presents: data on the cost of healthy diets in Latin America and the Caribbean; an agrifood system approach to repurpose and implement policies; and examples of effective policies.
China-IFAD South-South and Triangular Cooperation Facility: Annual Progress Report 2021
This fourth progress report highlights the achievements of the Facility in 2021.
PIRAS Country Update: Kiribati
PIRAS supports COVID-19 food system and economic recovery. In Kiribati, PIRAS tackles water scarcity and food security for vulnerable rural farming households.
Global Biodiversity Framework: A New Deal for Nature
IFAD was present at the COP15 conference in Montreal, where it supported the summit’s promising outcome: a once-in-a-decade agreement to protect wetlands, rainforests, grasslands, and coral reefs by 2030.
Effectiveness of Life Skills Training Interventions for the Empowerment of Women in Developing Countries: A Systematic Review
This systematic review evaluates the effectiveness of life skills training programmes for empowering women in developing countries.
Interventions for Women's Empowerment in Developing Countries: An Evidence Gap Map
This evidence gap map (EGM) visualises the areas in which most research on effective interventions for women’s empowerment is concentrated—and where there are gaps.
Effectiveness of life skills interventions for the empowerment of women in developing countries: Protocol for a Systematic Review
This protocol for the systematic review details the methods used in the meta-analysis.
Evidence Review on the Effectiveness of Interventions Promoting Women's Empowerment in Developing Countries: Approach Paper
This approach paper describes the strategy for data collection and analysis and the contours of the evidence gap map and systematic review.
Stock-taking exercise on Livestock Farmer Field Schools: East and Southern Africa
This report reviews and documents lessons learned from livestock farmer field schools in four IFAD-funded projects that applied this approach in Madagascar, Malawi, Rwanda and Tanzania (Zanzibar).
PIRAS Country Update: Solomon Islands
PIRAS supports COVID-19 food system and economic recovery. In Solomon Islands, it works across 30 communities to support sustainable food production, to improve nutrition, and to strengthen inclusive local value chains.
PIRAS Country Update: Tonga
PIRAS supports COVID-19 food system and economic recovery. In Tonga, it tackles the urgent agricultural needs emerging from the January 2022 Hunga Tonga Hunga Ha’apai volcanic eruption and tsunami.Additional languages: Arabic, English, Spanish, French, Portuguese
PIRAS Country Update: Fiji
PIRAS supports COVID-19 food system and economic recovery. In Fiji, it works in 70 villages and supports food production, post-harvest handling and market access.
PIRAS Country Update: Vanuatu
PIRAS supports COVID-19 food system and economic recovery. In Vanuatu, it works to increase food production, improve nutrition and strengthen market links for rural communities.
Climate-smart agriculture: A synthesis of experiences and lessons from the NEN region
This publication describes Climate-smart agriculture case studies in Egypt, Georgia, Moldova and Somalia.
Improve partnerships between Post and Money Transfer Operators for better remittance services to rural Africa
This flyer was produced in the framework of the African Postal Financial Services Initiative (APFSI) to highlight the improved partnerships between the Post and Money Transfer Operators to provide remittance services in rural areas.
IFAD Briefing Note: COP27 - A High-level Analysis of Proceedings
After COP27, this paper discusses the proceedings most pertinent to IFAD’s mission of investing in rural people and helping them build resilience to climate change.
Introduction to community pasture management plans in Kyrgyzstan
This publication synthesizes IFAD’s experience on introducing Community Pasture Management Plans in Kyrgyzstan and how the historical and legal context led to the creation of a modernized and sustainable pasture management system.
The Spain–IFAD partnership
Spain is a founding member of IFAD and has contributed a total of US$105.76 million to the regular resources of the Fund since it was established in 1977. The partnership between Spain and IFAD focuses on investing in smallholder agriculture to ensure food and nutrition security.
Lessons Learned from Supporting Pluralistic Extension Services in Asia and Africa
This report outlines ten lessons from 23 IFAD-supported projects that worked with PESPs to support efficient, inclusive and sustainable pluralistic extension systems.
The China-IFAD partnership
Since 1981, IFAD has worked with China to eliminate extreme poverty, increase food security and nutrition, and promote agricultural and rural development.Additional languages: English, Chinese
Research Series 87: Incorporating the Impact of Climate and Weather Variables in Impact Assessments
This paper outlines a methodological strategy for incorporating weather and long-term climate conditions into impact assessments, based on an IFAD-supported project that invested in grain storage in Chad.
On Air Dialogues – Listening to Rural Africans
Farm Radio International’s On Air Dialogues gathered the perspectives and experiences of rural people in Ethiopia and Burkina Faso as they contend with climate change. People responded to poll questions and left voice messages sharing their opinions on and experiences of climate change and what global leaders should do to help them adapt and prosper.
ASAP Technical Series: Gender and Climate Change
This paper defines gender sensitive as recognizing different roles of women, men, boys and girls, inequalities and gender power dynamics and trying to mitigate negative impacts in programme/action design.
The Rome-Based Agencies Joint initiative for Home-Grown School Feeding
FAO, IFAD and WFP are leveraging South-South and Triangular Cooperation (SSTC) to support national Home-Grown School Feeding Programmes (HGSF).
The China-IFAD SSTC Facility Brochure
Established in 2018, the China-IFAD South-South and Triangular Cooperation (SSTC) Facility is a partnership between the Government of the People’s Republic of China and IFAD aiming to leverage knowledge, innovation, technology and resources from the Global South to tackle poverty and sustain food systems transformation.
Agricultural innovations elevating Africa
This publication highlights some of the innovations in rural development promoted in Kenya, Tanzania and other African countries by IFAD and AGRA.
The Ireland-IFAD partnership
Ireland and IFAD share a commitment to empower rural people to overcome poverty and hunger through sustainable development.
The Japan-IFAD partnership
Japan is a strong advocate of “human security”, a principle that is embodied in its commitment to support the most vulnerable people while addressing broadly all dimensions of poverty. Japan’s vision is shared by IFAD, whose mandate is to economically and socially empower the poorest rural people in remote areas of developing countries.Additional languages: English, Japanese
The Republic of Korea–IFAD partnership
The Republic of Korea is one of the founding members of IFAD and currently sits on the Fund’s Executive Board. The Republic of Korea and IFAD remain committed to eradicating poverty and hunger, and to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
How to do Note: Designing for and monitoring resilience for vulnerable rural households
The RDMT aims at providing a framework for building the resilience of rural households and a step-by-step guide to designing for and monitoring the performance of resilience-building interventions during project implementation.
IFAD Briefing Note - Gender and Climate: Scaling Gender and Climate Investments
IFAD's unique investing position serves as a starting point for a discussion on how it might scale up and support gender-based responses for adaptation and mitigation to climate change.
Climate Action Report 2021
This fourth edition of IFAD’s Climate Action Report does not restrict itself to reviewing the progress and results of the past year, but also situates these results within the larger context of IFAD's 11th Replenishment.
IFAD Briefing Note - Climate and Conflict: What does the evidence show?
Climate and conflict are linked, and this briefing note summarizes the evidence about the relationship between the two, what role climate finance can play in mitigating their risks, and where policy recommendations can be made to address the vulnerabilities created by both.
IFAD Briefing Note - Climate Finance: Scaling Investments in Climate Smart Agriculture
This briefing note summarizes the fiscal and financial instruments the public sector can use to support climate-smart small-scale farming. The overall focus is on using limited public funds more efficiently and amplifying impacts.
Monetizing resilience benefits as a new financial tool to unlock private sector financing
This paper focuses primarily on climate resilience in the agriculture sector. If proven successful, this can be replicated in other resilience sectors such as water, forests and urban development to address shocks beyond climate.
Research Series 86: Incorporating the Impact of Climate and Weather Variables into Impact Assessments
This paper applies a methodological framework for incorporating current period weather and long-term climate conditions into impact assessments.
RemitSCOPE: Senegal Country Diagnostic
The Senegal diagnostic provides an evaluation of remittance market into Senegal, under a supply-based approach.
RemitSCOPE: Morocco Country Diagnostic
This report provides an assessment of the remittances market in Morocco.
RemitSCOPE: Uganda Country Diagnostic
This diagnostic provides an assessment of Uganda’s remittance market, with special reference to factors related to the COVID-19 pandemic, based on a market-oriented approach.
RemitSCOPE: Kenya Country Diagnostic
This diagnostic provides an assessment of Kenya’s remittance market, especially in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, using a market-oriented approach.
Paris Alignment - Greenhouse Gas Accounting Analysis for IFAD’s investment portfolio in the AFOLU sector
This study is part of a broader Paris Alignment Roadmap, which will ensure that IFAD can play a key role in supporting countries in realising their climate action plans in the small-scale agriculture.
Investment practices and preferences of the Malian diaspora in their country of origin
This study provides food for thought for operators wishing to tailor their financial tools to the needs and expectations of the diaspora while stimulating the interest of public actors.
Biodiversity Core Indicator – Comprehensive Guidance
To help tackle biodiversity loss and track biodiversity gains, IFAD has adopted a new biodiversity core (outcome) indicator, 3.2.4. ‘Biodiversity improvements at ecosystem-level’ as part of its Biodiversity Strategy 2022-2025.
Diaspora investment in Malian small-to-medium enterprises: Proposed investment models adapted for the Malian diaspora
IFAD research shows that Mali’s diaspora want to invest in businesses within the agricultural sector, and specifically in businesses owned by members of the diaspora and their relatives.
Sierra Leone: Partnership for rural transformation
This brochure highlights the stories of some of the rural people supported by the Rural Poor Stimulus Facility (RPSF), which helped mitigate the negative impacts of COVID-19 on the livelihoods of small-scale farmers across the country.
Management of Livestock Using Rotational Grazing
This publication provides a brief background on rangeland management in Tajikistan and offers key principles of rotational grazing practices that explain how and why such systems can achieve ecologically sustainable outcomes.
INSURED - Insurance for rural resilience and economic development
INSURED is a technical assistance programme working to strengthen agricultural insurance in IFAD’s portfolio.
Handbook for Scaling Irrigation Systems
Handbook for Scaling Irrigation Systems is a joint publication between IFAD and IFC on how to develop and scale innovative solutions to improve the livelihoods of smallholder farmers and increase crop productivity.
Investing in rural people in the United Republic of Tanzania
IFAD’s Executive Board approved its first loan to the United Republic of Tanzania in 1978 – the second loan ever approved by the board.
Investing in rural people in Sri Lanka
Altogether, IFAD has implemented 19 projects in Sri Lanka, benefiting 654,832 households at a total cost of US$654.57 million (with IFAD providing US$340.49 million in financing).
RemitSCOPE: Ghana Country Diagnostic
This Ghana country diagnostic was prepared in accordance with the PRIME Africa goals.
RemitSCOPE: The Gambia Country Diagnostic
The Gambia country diagnostic has been prepared in accordance with the PRIME Africa goals, to provide more in-depth analysis and additional evidence for the areas of action identified in the country road map.
RemitSCOPE: South Africa Country Diagnostic
The South Africa country diagnostic has been prepared in accordance with the PRIME Africa goals, to provide more in-depth analysis and additional evidence for the areas of action identified in the country road map.
IFAD Strategy and Knowledge Department Learning Note #2
This Learning Note showcases the methodology used for assessing the impacts of IFAD's investments on the livelihoods and lives of its project participants.
Filling in the blanks: How to address data gaps to develop better livestock insurance for smallholder farmers
Gathering good data can reduce the cost of livestock insurance for smallholder farmers, making coverage affordable and building their resilience. The Insurance Toolkit new brief shares lessons learned in Georgia.
Investing in rural people in Haiti
IFAD is a key partner in Haiti’s rural development. Its series of strategies, projects and programmes since 1978 testify to its long-standing commitment against rural poverty, with the active participation and inclusion of the Haitian rural population.
Enhancing identity verification for refugees in Uganda
This note focuses on the challenge of verifying refugee identity in Uganda, outlining the current issues at stake and the rationale for solving this challenge and potential solutions for doing so.
Investing in rural people in India
IFAD has been working in India for more than 40 years. The current country strategic opportunities programme is fully aligned with the government’s policy framework.
Stories of Resilience: Rural India in Pandemic Times
This publication documents some of these examples stemming from IFAD-supported livelihood projects in the most remote and fragile parts of India.
Agri-SME Finance: Navigating volatility in the wake of the war in Ukraine
This learning brief summarizes the challenges, opportunities, and responses of agri-SMEs, financiers and development partners to the current food crisis.
Financial Management e-learning course
This course covers key Financial Management (FM) aspects, with focus on IFAD-specific project FM requirements. The course provides key information on FM aspects and strengthen the skills of FM professionals.
Engaging smallholder farmer communities to develop index-based insurance
This knowledge brief explores the benefits of and rationale for community engagement in index insurance initiatives, with examples from a pilot project in rural Ethiopia.
IFAD Strategy and Knowledge Department Learning Note #1
The Strategy and Knowledge Department (SKD) Learning Note #1 captures lessons about the design and supervision of Green Climate Fund (GCF) projects and lays out some possible recommendations, in order to build IFAD’s capacity and continue strengthening the partnership with GCF.
The Free, Prior and Informed Consent Advantage: Action for empowerment in Latin America
This publication explores how FPIC is solicited through consultation and the participation of communities and local institutions at specific stages of the project cycle.
Food system interventions with climate change and nutrition co-benefits: A literature review
This desk review explores the evidence on climate change mitigation and adaptation measures with nutrition co-benefits, and vice versa.
GeoTech4Tenure: Technical guide on combining geospatial technology and participatory methods for securing tenure rights
This technical guide provides orientation for project designers and implementers on how to combine participatory methods and geomatics technology to strengthen legitimate tenure rights in land-based investments.
IFAD Annual Report 2021
See how IFAD charted a new path to help build the resilience of the world’s most vulnerable people.
Mapping Rural Development: How to use GIS to monitor and evaluate projects
This practical manual provides guidance on how to use geographic information systems (GIS) in the monitoring and evaluation of rural development projects.