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New report shows 51 per cent increase in money migrants sent home over last decade, with US as top sending country

Press launch on 14 June in New York: this Report is the first-ever study of ten-year trends in migration and remittance flows and shows regional breakdowns over the period 2007-2016. Its analysis and recommendations set the stage for discussions at the Global Forum on Remittances, Investment and Development 2017, taking place on 15-16 June at UN Headquarters in New York. The Forum is organized by IFAD, the World Bank and the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN-DESA).

Information technologies can improve the lives of rural poor people in developing countries

echnology and development experts attended a two-day international conference on Information and Communication Technologies for Evaluation (ICT4Eval) today at IFAD headquarters in Rome.

Maximizing the efficiency of development evaluation through ICTs

Conference will explore how development can be assisted by information and communication technologies for evaluation evaluation.

Consultation on the Eleventh Replenishment of IFAD's resources

During 2017, IFAD Member States have been meeting regularly in Rome for Consultations on the Eleventh Replenishment of the Fund's resources (IFAD11).

Using ICTs to evaluate and share the results of development projects

The Independent Office of Evaluation of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) is organizing an international conference on Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) for Evaluation.

IFAD President travels to Uganda to discuss support for small scale farmers amid surge in refugees

At a time when nearly one million South Sudanese have crossed into northern Uganda, creating one of the world’s largest refugee settlements, Gilbert F. Houngbo, President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), arrives in Kampala 25 May to discuss efforts to support small scale farmers and increase food security in the country.

Protecting the environment through sustainable production

The Sustainable Land Management in the Semi-Arid Sertão Project was designed as a complement to the IFAD-financed Dom Helder Câmara Project (DHCP), which ran from 1998 to 2007 in various areas of the semi-arid northeastern Brazil. The Sertão Project aimed to address pressing environmental and land degradation issues, and to build resilience to climate change. The project focused on the caatinga — a uniquely Brazilian scrub forest covering approximately 10 per cent of the total area of the country. The caatinga is one of Brazil's most threatened natural landscapes.

Inclusive finance is key to ensure food security and transform the rural areas in East and Southern Africa

The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the Government of Uganda will bring policy makers and development practitioners together 22 -25 May in Kampala, Uganda, to discuss innovative approaches to expanding access to financial services for rural people.

First IFAD-financed project in Montenegro to support economic and climatic resilience

The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and Montenegro signed a financial agreement today to launch a project to transform the lives of over 16,000 smallholder farmers.

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