Rural Financial Intermediation Programme III


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Rural Financial Intermediation Programme III

The objective of the programme is to improve livelihoods and to reduce vulnerability and poverty through increased incomes and better risk management through financial and nonfinancial measures. This will be achieved through a nationwide network of more than 11,000 RUSACCOs, their secondary structures (the Unions) and 38 MFIs, with increased focus on marginalized areas. 

The proposed target group consists of 50 per cent women and 10 per cent youth. 

Status: Ongoing
Approval Date
29 November 2019
2019 - 2026
Credit and Financial Services
Total Project Cost
US$ 300.61 million
IFAD Financing
US$ 39.99 million
Co-financiers (International)
European Union US$ 14.22 million
Alliance for a Green Revolution In Africa US$ 1.5 million
European Investment Bank US$ 112 million
Co-financiers (Domestic)
Domestic Financing Institutions US$ 60 million
National Government US$ 51.95 million
Financing Gap
US$ 20 million
Financing terms
DSF Grant/Highly Concessional
Project ID
Project Contact
Mawira Chitima

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New rural finance programme to help millions of Ethiopian farmers build resilience in the face of climate change and COVID-19

October 2020 - NEWS
Against the backdrop of the global impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and climate change, the Government of Ethiopia and IFAD have launched a new US$305.7 million programme to help the most vulnerable farmers increase their resilience.