Since 1982, IFAD has supported nine projects in Syria with loans totalling over US$155 million for projects with a total value of US$541 million. The Fund has also provided a number of grants, including technical assistance grants to support women’s empowerment.
IFAD works in partnership with the government, other donors, NGOs, local institutions and civil society organizations. It finances initiatives which enable poor rural people in Syria’s agricultural settlement areas to improve their incomes and living conditions.
Recently, a grant from IFAD’s Rural Poor Stimulus Facility and implemented by UNDP, reduced the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the most vulnerable rural communities by supporting their farming activities and safeguarding their livelihoods.