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Catalogue of Geospatial Tools and Applications for Climate Investments

March 2022
This catalogue features innovative geospatial tools and real life case studies from IFAD’s operations, to give a flavour of how and where IFAD uses such technology.

Investing in rural people in Madagascar

March 2022
Since 1979, IFAD has funded 17 rural development projects in Madagascar for a total of US$434.285 million. Four projects are currently ongoing.

Enhancing Engagement of Private Sector and Local Communities on Peatland Management: Innovative Policies and Monitoring System in Indonesia

March 2022
This brief describes how an IFAD-GEF project promotes sustainable peatland management, secure carbon stocks, and conservation of biodiversity, while improving the living standards of local communities.

Challenges and perspectives in the food and agriculture sector in post-2020 China

February 2022
This policy note discusses how China could further advance its food and agricultural development model, making it greener, more sustainable, and more inclusive.

Poverty alleviation and rural revitalization in post-2020 China - Challenges and recommendations

February 2022
This policy note discusses the challenges and opportunities for China to update its development model to reflect the new context. It suggests three priority areas and nine policy actions which China should focus on.

IFAD Development Practices Community 

February 2022
The IFAD Development Practices Community shares ideas, good practices, tools and lessons to enhance the effectiveness of development projects and better address the needs of the people IFAD serves.

EvalForward

February 2022
EvalForward is a Community of Practice on Evaluation for Food Security, Agriculture and Rural Development.

Water harvesting systems for smallholder producers, tips for selection and design

February 2022
This brief raises awareness about water harvesting systems and describes the design of water harvesting interventions. It aims to inform stakeholders on the assessment of water demand, water available for harvesting, and the selection of suitable water harvesting systems.

Stocktaking of Farmer Field Schools: Collective action, self-organization, and the role of farmers’ organizations in scaling up and institutionalizing FFS

February 2022
The Farmer Field School (FFS) approach is adopted in the vast majority of projects funded by IFAD in sub-Saharan Africa. Through this stocktaking, we analyse the extent to which the FFS approach helped peasant farmers engage in collective action, band together, and become more autonomous in responding to the problems they face.

Understanding market demand: How to use focus group discussions in the development of inclusive insurance

February 2022
Understanding market demand is a critical step in the process of developing solutions to meet the risk management needs of rural poor people, particularly with regard to insurance.

Reinforcing Pacific Food Systems for COVID-19 recovery – key impacts, responses and opportunities to build back better

February 2022
This report offers a consolidated analysis of pre-COVID food security and nutrition challenges across the Pacific Islands and outlines key actions needed to respond to the current impacts, inform medium- to long-term recovery planning, and better prepare for future crises.

2021 at a glance

February 2022
This infographic presents highlights of IFAD’s work in 2021.

IFAD Strategy on Biodiversity 2022-2025

February 2022
The purpose of this strategy is to facilitate a more systematic, organized and generalized integration of the protection, sustainable use and promotion of biodiversity in IFAD operations.

Scaling up rural youth access to inclusive financial services for entrepreneurship and employment

February 2022
This document is an overview of the lessons learned from a project on “Scaling up rural youth access to inclusive financial services for entrepreneurship and employment” in Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda and Burundi.

Behavioural science recommendations for the design of gender transformative IFAD programmes

January 2022
This study examines how behavioural barriers and biases perpetuate the gender gap and explores how behavioural science can reduce such barriers and biases.

Case study: Innovations in financial inclusion, including microinsurance

January 2022
Post-Tsunami Sustainable Livelihoods Programme for the Coastal Communities of Tamil Nadu, India, 2007-2020.

Investing in rural people in Eritrea

January 2022
IFAD has been engaged in Eritrea for the past 26 years, investing a total of US$165 million across seven projects.

Achieving Rural Transformation: Results and Lessons from IFAD Impact Assessments

January 2022
This synthesis draws on 17 recent IFAD Impact Assessments conducted in various countries and production systems to analyse project activities and theories of change.

Resilience in the market for international remittances during the COVID-19 crisis

December 2021
This report examines the factors that have contributed to the resilience of remittances during the pandemic.

Impact of the Covid-19 pandemic: Implications and way forward in Asia and the Pacific

December 2021
Agriculture is the largest economic sector in Asia and the Pacific region, providing livelihoods to more than 266 million workers. Therefore, examining the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on this sector is crucial for securing the livelihoods of rural people in the region and preventing a food crisis in countries that are already experiencing food and nutrition security challenges.

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