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How to do note: Climate change risk assessments in value chain projects
This HTDN is directed primarily at the design phase of IFAD value chain projects, though it does have some relevance for both pre-design and implementation phases.
How To Do Note: Measuring Climate Resilience
This How To Do Note is intended as a tool for IFAD staff and partners involved in investment projects with climate resilience objectives.
How to do note: Mainstreaming portable biogas systems into IFAD-supported projects
Access to modern renewable energy services is a key factor in eradicating poverty and ensuring food security.
Toolkit: Youth Access to Rural Finance
With the mounting awareness of the unmet demand for youth financial services and the growing evidence that serving young people is viable, there is also a need to assess and document the implications for rural areas. This toolkit on Youth Access to Rural Finance aims to contribute to filling that gap. The Lessons Learned and How To Do Note on this topic provide IFAD country programme managers, project design teams and implementing partners with insights and key guidance on designing and offering appropriate financial services for rural youth. The toolkit on Youth Access to Rural Finance synthesizes best practices and offers examples from around the world.
Toolkit: Strengthening smallholder institutions and organizations
The “Strengthening smallholder institutions and organizations toolkit” provides valuable guidance to help practitioners analyze and address issues related to smallholder institutions and organizations during the devopment of country strategies and in the design and implementation of programmes and projects.
The Smallholder Advantage: A new way to put climate finance to work
IFAD sees smallholder farmers as more than just victims of climate change: they are a vital part of the solution to the ‘wicked’ climate change problem.
Toolkit: Lines of credit
The LOC is a loan to a participating financial institution (PFI) for on-lending to customers who are expected to repay their loans with interest.
Toolkit: Loan guarantee funds
This note provides an overview on Loan Guarantee Funds highlighting the main issues, challenges, opportunities and benefits.
Toolkit: Key performance indicators and performance-based agreements
This note provides an overview on key performance indicators and performance-based agreements highlighting the main issues, challenges, opportunities and benefits.
Toolkit: Community-based financial organizations
This note provides an overview on IFAD's support to community-based financial organizations highlighting the main issues, challenges, opportunities and benefits.
Toolkit: Household methodologies: harnessing the family's potential for change
The toolkit on Household Methodologies (HHMs) is composed of three parts.
Toolkit: Commodity value chain development projects
Strong links to markets for poor rural producers are essential to increasing agricultural income, generating economic growth in rural areas and reducing hunger and poverty. Every product that is sold locally, nationally or internationally is often part of an agricultural value chain (VC). From a development perspective, VCs are one of the instruments through which market forces can be harnessed to benefit poor rural women and men – not just producers, but wage earners, service providers and others.
Toolkit: Land tenure in IFAD-financed operations
The land tenure toolkit offers valuable guidelines to help practitioners analyze and address land tenure issues during the devopment of country strategies and in the design and implementation of programmes and projects.
The IFAD-GEF Advantage: Partnering for a sustainable world
In 2001, the Global Environment Facility (GEF) Council approved the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) as an executing agency under its policy of expanded opportunities for executing agencies.
The Gender Advantage: Women on the front line of climate change
This publication illustrates IFAD’s experience in closing the gender gap and mobilizing the ‘gender advantage’ in climate change adaptation through ten case studies from across the world.