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Using evidence from IFAD’s Impact Assessments to inform the design of new projects

To make sure we’re investing in what works and achieving maximum impact, we evaluated 17 of our project Impact Assessments to look for broader trends. The results have implications for everyone who works in rural development – from those on the ground to the donors who make this work possible.

United Nations rural poverty agency IFAD set to boost its ethical investments

In a significant move to strengthen its commitment to ethical investments, the Executive Board of IFAD agreed on a policy to further shift the Fund’s treasury investments to green bonds and other Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) investments.

The Iron Horse: Improving animal and human health in Kyrgyzstan

Herding livestock is central to Kyrgyzstan’s economy, society and culture, but the nation has long lacked enough veterinarians to care for these animals. Now, an IFAD-supported project is helping to train veterinarians and make sure they reach even the country’s most remote areas.

What's in Store for Food Security and Farming in 2022 - Episode 28

This month’s episode is all about what lies ahead for the world of agriculture in 2022.

IFAD’s Rural Development Report launched in China - advocating for transforming food systems for rural prosperity

IFAD, together with the China Centre for Agricultural Policy of Peking University, launched IFAD’s Rural Development Report 2021, in a virtual event today.

In rural Montenegro, women gather to share their successes

In north-eastern Montenegro, an IFAD-funded project is helping women start their own businesses and gain greater representation in their communities. Recently, many of these women gathered to share their successes and teach and learn from each other.

The Netherlands provides EUR 4.13 million grant to enhance climate change adaptation and resilience in agriculture in Jordan

IFAD, the Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation in Jordan, and the Kingdom of the Netherlands signed a EUR 4.13 million financial agreement this week to strengthen the sustainability and climate resilience of ongoing interventions under the Rural Economic Growth and Employment Programme (REGEP) in Jordan.

2021: Rural Resilience in Action

For another year, millions of small-scale farmers have been bearing the brunt of climate change and COVID-19. We were there to support them every step of the way.

Supporting small-scale farmers around the world

2021 brought immense challenges to all corners of the world. Nevertheless, IFAD has been busy doing what we always do: supporting projects that improve the lives of rural small-scale farmers.

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