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United Kingdom and IFAD

October 2017
The United Kingdom and IFAD are working closely together to meet Sustainable Development Goals 1 and 2: ending poverty and hunger by 2030. They have made a special commitment to boost inclusive and sustainable economic paths and create jobs in the poorest rural areas of the world, especially in Africa, where 10 to 12 million young people enter the labour market every year.

IFAD Annual Report 2005

March 2006
Learn about IFAD's work and results in the 2005 Annual Report. This includes stories about the rural people we invest in, and covers our advocacy to keep the needs of rural communities at the top of the international development agenda. The Report also provides the facts and figures we regularly share with our Member States and partners.

Executive summary, final report on the participatory impact evaluation of the Root & Tuber Improvement & Marketing Programme in Ghana

November 2015
This document presents the findings from the impact evaluation of the Root & Tuber Improvement and Marketing Program (RTIMP) in Ghana. The program was executed by the Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MoFA), Government of Ghana (GoG) from 2007 until end of 2014, and co-financed by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) for a total amount of US$ 18.83 million.

Participatory Impact Assessment and Learning Approach (PIALA) - Results and reflections from the impact evaluation of RTIMP in Viet Nam

June 2014
Improved Learning Initiative for the design of a Participatory Impact Assessment & Learning Approach (PIALA) in Viet Nam.

Insights and lessons learned from the reflections on the PIALA piloting in Vietnam

November 2014
Under the 9th Replenishment, IFAD committed to moving 80 million rural people out of poverty cumulative from 2010 onwards to 2015, and conducting 30 rigorous impact assessments. Hence the urgent need for appropriate methodologies for impact assessment. To respond to this need, a few piloting initiatives have been launched, one of which is the Improved Learning Initiative (ILI) 2. This initiative aims to develop a potentially scalable Participatory Impact Assessment and Learning Approach (PIALA) that can help IFAD and its partners collaboratively assess, explain and debate its contributions to rural poverty impact. The PIALA design and piloting is funded by IFAD’s DFID-financed Innovation Mainstreaming Initiative (IMI) and BMGF’s Measurement, Learning and Evaluation Unit in the Agricultural Development Program; and with important contributions from IFAD’s Country Program Offices and partners in the pilot countries (Vietnam and Ghana), and its Strategy & Knowledge Management and Program Management Departments.

Methodological Reflections following the second PIALA Pilot in Ghana

January 2016
IFAD has to report to its Members States on the total number of rural people lifted out of poverty1. The government programmes it funds, however, are implemented in complex ways and environments that challenge mainstream evaluation practice. The challenge for IFAD and its co- implementing and co-funding partners, moreover, is not just to rigorously assess impact but also to understand the processes generating impact in order to realize its ambitious targets (IFAD, 2011). Albeit a strong emphasis on quantitative measurement, there is a need for impact evaluation that fosters learning and responsibility.

Insights from Participatory Impact Evaluations in Ghana and Vietnam

February 2016
This paper by Adinda Van Hemelrijck and Irene Guijt explores how impact evaluation can live up to standards broader than statistical rigour in ways that address challenges of complexity and enable stakeholders to engage meaningfully. A Participatory Impact Assessment and Learning. Approach (PIALA) was piloted to assess and debate the impacts on rural poverty of two government programmes in Vietnam and Ghana funded by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD).

Zipping up the Evidence - Dealing with non-counterfactuals in Viet Nam and Ghana

September 2015
Participatory Impact Assessment and Learning Approach (PIALA)

IFAD and Farmers' Organizations - Partnership in progress: 2014-2015

February 2016
Report to the sixth global meeting of the Farmers’ Forum in conjunction with the thirty-ninth session of IFAD’s Governing Council.

Foundations of project M&E in rural development

November 2017
In recent years, the purpose of Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) has shifted from assessing the use of resources and the implementation of project activities, to measuring the contributions a project is making to specific development outcomes for both men and women. The aim of this course is to provide guidance on good practices in project-based monitoring and evaluation for IFAD-funded projects in the Asia and the Pacific region. This course will help M&E officers develop a foundational understanding of the concepts and tools that are necessary to design an M&E system that embraces a gender-responsive approach within a Results Based Management framework. The goal of the course is to improve knowledge of the principles and tools that will increase staff capacity to apply a gender-sensitive and results-based approach to project monitoring and evaluation. There are three modules in this course: 1. The concepts and principles of an engendered Results Based Management approach to M&E 2. A core planning tool called the Logical Framework Approach 3. Key planning approaches, tools and methods recommended for project monitoring and evaluation It will take about five hours to complete the entire course. This e-learning course was developed by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) as part of the Asian Project Management Support Programme (APMAS). Start the course Learn more

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.

The Canada-IFAD partnership

August 2017
Canada and IFAD have a long-standing partnership to end poverty and hunger. Both are invested in inclusive and sustainable transformation, particularly for rural populations. Canada’s development priorities and IFAD’s mandate are strongly aligned on women’s empowerment and climate change.

Ireland and IFAD

August 2017
Ireland and IFAD share a commitment to a world where people are empowered to overcome poverty and hunger. Ireland has nine key partner countries: Ethiopia, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Sierra Leone, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Viet Nam and Zambia. IFAD funds more than 30 ongoing projects in these countries, with a total investment of US$2.4 billion. In October 2016, IFAD participated in the launch of the Irish Forum for International Agricultural Development in Dublin. A founding member of IFAD, Ireland has pledged a total of US$40.7 million to IFAD’s regular replenishments. Ireland has also provided over US$10 million in supplementary contributions, including €3 million in support to the International Land Coalition, which is hosted by IFAD.

The Germany-IFAD partnership

June 2020
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 [SDG] 2).

The China-IFAD partnership

June 2018
IFAD’s portfolio in China is one of its largest. Since 1981, the Fund has financed 31 projects in 28 provinces, benefiting around 4.5 million households, or about 20 million farmers.

The Brazil–IFAD partnership

August 2020
The strong partnership between IFAD and Brazil is based on a shared commitment to reducing poverty and pursuing innovative ways to assist rural communities.

The Denmark–IFAD partnership

August 2020
Denmark and IFAD share a long-standing partnership to fight poverty and hunger. Agriculture and the food sector are the basis of their common approach to promoting sustainable rural transformation, which is essential to tackling environmental degradation and climate change.

The IFAD–India partnership

July 2020
India is a founding member of IFAD, and the IFAD–India partnership spans more than 40 years. India is not only the largest recipient of IFAD’s investments, but also a significant contributor,

Investing in rural people in Peru

March 2018
Peru has made great strides in poverty reduction over the past decade, leading to a significant decline in the national poverty rate from 42.4 per cent in 2004 to 20.7 per cent in 2015. Nevertheless, by 2016 the gap between rural and urban poverty had tripled, at 44 per cent versus 14 per cent. Income inequality among Peruvian households remained virtually unchanged between 2004 and 2015. The most salient result is differential access by urban and rural people to education, health care, financial services and productive assets.

Investing in rural people in Tunisia

October 2018
Since 1980, IFAD has financed 13 rural development programmes and projects in Tunisia for a total cost of US$453 million, with an IFAD investment of US$194.6 million directly benefiting 125,850 rural households.