Syria

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Country

Syrian Arab Republic

9

Projects Includes planned, ongoing and closed projects

US$ 541.05 million

Total Project Cost

US$ 155.45 million

Total IFAD financing

486,150

Households impacted

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.

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Approved Country Strategy Note Type: Country strategy note (CSN)
Region: Near East, North Africa, Europe and Central Asia

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PLANNED Under design after concept note approval

APPROVED Approved by the Executive Board or IFAD President

SIGNED Financing agreements signed

ONGOING Under implementation

CLOSED Completed/closed projects

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