IFAD’s Case for Investment: Investing in rural prosperity, food and resilience to reduce poverty and hunger in a changing climate
Today we stand at a critical juncture – historic progress in reducing hunger has stalled and the successes of recent decades are being reversed.
Policy brief: Partnering with indigenous peoples for the SDGs
An outlook on Asia’s agricultural and rural transformation: Prospects and options for making it an inclusive and sustainable one
Research Series Issue 38: Meta-evidence review on the impacts of investments in agricultural and rural development on Sustainable Development Goals 1 and 2
Transforming rural lives Building a prosperous and sustainable future for all
Global Forum on Remittances, Investment and Development 2018 Asia-Pacific - Outcomes
Policy brief: How inclusive rural transformation can promote sustainable and resilient societies
and resilient societies”. The SDGs relating to water (SDG6), energy (SDG7), human settlements (SDG11), responsible consumption and production (SDG12), life on land (SDG15) and partnerships (SDG17) will be under in-depth review. In that context, the rural world – where most poor and hungry people live – deserves special attention.
IFAD and the 2030 Agenda: Transforming rural lives: building a prosperous and sustainable future for all
Despite much progress – extreme poverty has been halved since the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) were adopted in 1990 – there are still 767 million extremely poor people in the world, and more than 75 per cent of them live in the rural areas of developing countries. Population increases and rising incomes are creating a growing demand for food, which creates both opportunities and challenges for people working in rural areas, including in smallholder agriculture and in the non-farm economy. Rising agricultural productivity, more jobs off the farm and migration are reshaping rural lives, but so too are climate change, environmental degradation, conflict and forced displacement.
IFAD’s experience in developing countries over the past 40 years clearly shows that investing in rural people leads to poverty reduction and economic growth that go beyond agriculture and rural areas. IFAD’s 2016 Rural Development Report presented evidence that inclusive and sustainable rural transformation is fundamental to economic and social growth, and to poverty reduction at the national level.
Remittances, investments and the Sustainable Development Goals: recommended actions
In 2015, Member States of the United Nations issued a call to action to eradicate global poverty, reduce economic inequality and place the world on a more sustainable pathway: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
Policy brief - Investing in rural livelihoods to eradicate poverty and create shared prosperity
Sustainable urbanization and inclusive rural transformation
security, territorial development, urban food planning, natural resource management or infrastructure.