China’s remaining challenges in reducing poverty

Next year China is hoping to announce that they have eradicated extreme poverty - but what are the challenges that China would need to deal with after 2020?

Meeting the challenge of SDG2: The moment for action

We are just over 10 years out from the deadline to the meet the SDGs, but the goals will require a step change in the quantity and quality of financing made available. 

More than 100 million young adults are still living in extreme poverty

In recent years, the concerns and worldviews of young adults have been increasingly occupying center stage in global debates. And they should.

Strengthening the resilience of small-scale farmers is critical to reversing the rise in hunger and ending poverty

Today, on the UN International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, I wanted to step back and reflect on progress.

What does the evidence say about the expected benefits of rural land tenure security?

Improving farmers' land tenure security is expected to have many economic, social and environmental benefits.

Water and the SDGs – the crucial common denominator

When a human baby is born, 75 per cent of its body mass is water. We are made of water and, like all living creatures on our planet, we would wither and die without it.

How inclusive rural transformation will be crucial to promote sustainable and resilient societies

IFAD highlights that the rural world – where most poor and hungry people live – deserves special attention.

UN Reform: Is IFAD prepared?

The bold 2030 Agenda for humanity will require equally bold changes in the UN development system. How is IFAD preparing to meet the challenge of reform?