Launching of the 2016 edition of the Rural Development Report

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Launching of the 2016 edition of the Rural Development Report

The 2016 edition of the Rural Development Report will be launched on Wednesday 14 September 2016 at the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, in Rome, Italy.

The Rural Development Report: Fostering Inclusive Rural Transformation focuses on inclusive rural transformation as a central element of the global efforts to eliminate poverty and hunger, and build inclusive and sustainable societies for all. 

The report analyses global, regional and national pathways of rural transformation and suggests four categories into which most countries and regions fall, each with distinct objectives for rural development strategies to promote inclusive rural transformation: to adapt, to amplify, to accelerate, and a combination of them.

The report presents policy and programme implications in various regions and thematic areas of intervention, based on both rigorous analysis and IFAD’s nearly 40 years of experience investing in rural people and enabling inclusive and sustainable transformation of rural areas.

The event will be opened by Kanayo F. Nwanze, IFAD President, Paolo Gentiloni, Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of the Italian Republic and Enrico Morando, Deputy Minister of Economy and Finance of the Italian Republic. It will include the participation of high-level representatives of the Italian Government, as well as from other countries and institutions.

Paul Winters, Director of Research and Impact Assessment, Strategy and Knowledge Department at IFAD, will present key findings from the report.  

IFAD has invited a number of prominent speakers to discuss wider issues related to sustainable and inclusive rural transformation, including:

  • Laura Frigenti, Director of the Italian Agency for Development Cooperation;
  • Elba Viviana Caro Hijonosa, former Minister of Development Planning of Bolivia and Inter-American Development Bank country Director in Peru;
  • Winnie Byanyima, Executive Director of OXFAM International;
  • Julio Berdegué, Principal Researcher at the Latin-American Centre for Rural Development, RIMISP;
  • Mandivamba Rukuni, former Professor of Agriculture Economics, University of Zimbabwe; and,
  • Paul Winters, Director of Research and Impact Assessment, Strategy and Knowledge Department at IFAD.

The panel discussion will be moderated by Zeinab Badawi, the well-known broadcast journalist.   

The launch event is the starting point for a number of IFAD regional events aimed at proactively engaging in regional and country level policy and investment dialogues.

The event will be webcast and will be covered on social media. Follow the hashtag #ruraltransformation.  

Location

Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Rome, Italy.

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http://webcasting.ifad.org/RDR2016

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