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Enabling the rural poor to overcome their poverty
IFAD is an international financial institution and a specialized United Nations agency dedicated to eradicating poverty and hunger in rural areas of developing countries. Through low-interest loans and grants, it develops and finances programmes and projects that enable poor rural people to overcome poverty themselves.Additional languages: English, Spanish, French, Italian
IFAD and NGOs - Dynamic partnership to fight rural poverty
IFAD’s collaboration with NGOs began shortly after the creation of the Fund, when it supported the Small Farmer Agricultural Credit Project in Bangladesh.
IFAD Annual Report 2001
Learn more about IFAD’s work to promote rural transformation in our 2001 Annual Report. Discover how our investments are empowering rural women and men, and review the facts and figures we share with our Member States and partners. You can also find out more about our advocacy work on behalf of rural communities worldwide.
Annual Report 2001 - part 2
At its Twenty-Fourth Session in February 2001 the Governing Council approved a document entitled Partnerships for Eradicating Rural Poverty – Report of the Consultation to Review the Adequacy of the Resources Available to IFAD 2000-2002. The document contains a plan of action for improvement of the Fund’s operations with respect to project portfolio performance and impact assessment, knowledge management, policy and institutional environment and strategic partnerships.
Annual report 2001 - part 3
IFAD overall staffing levels for 2001 increased by approximately 9% from those of 2000, with 132 professional and higher-category positions (excluding the positions of President and Vice President) and 181 general service positions. The increase in staffing levels results from the regularization of long-term temporary general service staff into fixed-term positions (from 158 in 2000 to 181 in 2001). As at 31 December 2001, the number of filled positions totaled 283.5; of these positions, 113 were in the professional category and above, and 170.5 in the general service category. Staff in the professional and higher categories comprised nationals of 49 Member States, reflecting the Fund’s adherence to the principle of geographical distribution, and the proportion of women stood at 33%.