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SAFIN Annual Progress Report 2023

May 2024

The SAFIN Annual Progress Report 2023 captures the network’s achievements in fostering collaboration with the agricultural finance ecosystem, sharing market intelligence, advocating for small businesses and farmers, and building regional partnerships.

Investing in rural people in Türkiye

April 2024

Türkiye is IFAD’s largest recipient of financial assistance in the Europe and Central Asia sub-region. IFAD investments contribute to reducing rural poverty in the upland areas of the country.

IFAD Project Procurement Annual Report 2023

April 2024

The 2023 Project Procurement Annual Report provides a comprehensive overview of IFAD's project procurement activities throughout the year.

Investing in rural people in Viet Nam

April 2024

This country fact sheet outlines IFAD’s strategy to eradicate poverty in Viet Nam, which focus on developing market-led innovations that aid poor people.

Investing in rural people in Zambia

April 2024

The primary aim of IFAD’s work in Zambia is to increase the income and food security of poor rural people through sustainable, diversified and climate-resilient rural livelihoods.

Unleashing the Catalytic Power of Donor Financing to Achieve SDG 2

March 2024

This report presents the findings and recommendations of an enquiry into sustainable finance in agrifood systems conducted by the Global Donor Platform for Rural Development.

Guidelines for measuring gender transformative change in the context of food security, nutrition and sustainable agriculture

March 2024

In the framework of the EU-RBA Joint Programme on Gender Transformative Approaches for Food Security and Nutrition, these Guidelines aim at enhancing the capacity of research and development partners to design, implement, monitor and evaluate gender transformative interventions.

Djibouti: Programme to Reduce Vulnerability in Coastal Fishing Areas

March 2024

This programme bolsters Djibouti’s climate adaptation and resilience by bridging multiple sectors, including fisheries, rural development and gender. This required considered coordination and communication among diverse stakeholders.

Mali: Fostering Agricultural Productivity Project

March 2024

This project introduced a range of renewable energy technologies to enhance the lives of rural people. Biogas digesters were coupled with latrines and slurry storage was developed. Sustainable bio slurry will replace chemical fertilizers, allowing households to save money and consume healthier foods. Biogas digesters also alleviate burdens on women and reduce deforestation.

Sudan: Butana Integrated Rural Development Project

March 2024

This project established a Natural Resources Governance Framework which enables communities to manage their natural resources sustainably and reduce conflicts between settled farmers and pastoralists.

Mozambique: Pro-Poor Value Chain Development in the Maputo and Limpopo Corridors

March 2024

PROSUL introduced innovations across various value chains, including technology for vegetable production and improved cassava varieties. Moreover, the project built climate-resilient infrastructure, such as irrigation systems, multifunctional boreholes and cattle fairs.

The Gambia: National Agricultural Land and Water Management Development Project

March 2024

The project introduced various innovations, including tidal irrigation for rice production, village gardens to grow fruits and vegetables, roads to improve market access, soil and water conservation and ecosystem restoration, such as agroforestry and mangrove planting.

PRUNSAR Knowledge Directory

March 2024

This Knowledge Directory provides access to over 50 publications, videos, webtools and other knowledge products created under PRUNSAR which highlight methodologies, technologies and strategies for conducting effective agricultural research for development.

Food Systems Finance for Resilient Futures: A Multilateral Development Bank and National Development Bank Collaboration Roadmap

March 2024

This working paper proposes five recommendations that Multilateral Development Banks can adopt to implement capital adequacy reforms in a way that supports National Development Banks in transforming food systems finance.

The Luxembourg-IFAD partnership

March 2024

Luxembourg is a long-standing partner with development priorities that align with IFAD’s mandate.

IFAD Research Series 94: Engaging women in microfinance - a qualitative study of the Programme de Microfinance Rural in Mali

March 2024

This paper outlines the results of a study on the Programme de Microfinance Rural in Mali. It explores the impacts on agency and use of resources in households, with a focus on the role of gender in addressing these issues.

Monitoring and Evaluation for South-South and Triangular Cooperation in IFAD

March 2024

This brief explains how IFAD uses M&E at the corporate strategy, country strategy and project levels to maximise the impact of SSTC.

Results from the Rural Competitiveness Development Programme in Bosnia and Herzegovina

March 2024

The brief emphasizes the importance of community involvement in multi-stakeholder platforms and the need for adaptive strategies, like public-private partnerships, to ensure the long-term success of programmes.

Operations Academy: Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) Theory of Change and Logical Framework

February 2024

This course explains the Theory of Change and the Logical Framework in IFAD projects, the difference between the two and describes how to prepare them.

Operations Academy: Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) during implementation course

February 2024

This course explains the planning, monitoring and evaluation activities during project implementation. It describes the annual planning process, the need for continuous data collection and project monitoring at every project phase. It discusses field visits, supervision missions, special studies, M&E for capacity building, transforming data into meaningful information and the completion process.