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Guide for Practitioners on ‘Institutional arrangements for effective project management and implementation’

enero 2017
The purpose of this guide is to provide some generic steps and principles to be followed when setting up institutional arrangements for the management and implementation of IFAD projects.

Grant Results Sheet INBAR - Producing and selling charcoal - Income for women and benefits to the environment

enero 2017
The goal of the grant was to develop home-based production of charcoal from cooking with firewood into a new livelihood opportunity – and thus create a sustainable value chain for the economic empowerment of poor rural women. Women from poor rural households in Ethiopia, India and Tanzania were trained to put out fires when they had finished cooking in order to prevent smouldering, and to collect household charcoal through collection clusters, process it into briquettes and market the output through innovative partnership-based enterprises.

Grant Results Sheet MIX - Improving performance monitoring and effectiveness in rural finance

enero 2017
Transparent performance reporting is a key requirement for effective resultsbased management of IFAD rural finance interventions. Better reporting, tracking and management have benefits throughout the entire IFAD project cycle, from design to implementation and learning from performance data, and for actors at different levels: partner financial service providers (FSPs); programme coordination units (PCUs); government policymakers; and IFAD decision makers and managers. The goal of this initiative was to contribute to establishing an inclusive financial system that meets the needs of the rural poor by supporting the growth of healthy microfinance markets and microfinance service providers. Underpinning this goal is the notion that timely and credible information is critical to the functioning of markets.

Grant Results Sheet IWMI - Mainstreaming innovations and adoption processes from the CGIAR Challenge Programme on Water and Food in IFAD’s portfolio

enero 2017
The programme supported innovation funds working directly with communities to scale up approaches in Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Ghana, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Uganda and Viet Nam.

Invertir en la población rural de Nicaragua

enero 2017
La estrategia del FIDA en Nicaragua apoya las actividades de las organizaciones de agricultores y del Gobierno orientadas a impulsar el crecimiento inclusivo del sector agropecuario como medio para reducir la pobreza, generar empleo y mejorar el consumo de alimentos de las familias, además de contribuir a la sostenibilidad y la reproducción de las buenas prácticas. Los objetivos estratégicos se centran en los siguientes aspectos: • La inclusión. Facilitar el acceso a los activos, los mercados y las actividades generadoras de ingresos, además de aumentar las oportunidades de empleo. • La productividad. Incrementar la productividad de la mano de obra mediante incentivos que faciliten el acceso a la información, las tecnologías y los servicios técnicos y financieros. • La sostenibilidad. Mejorar la sostenibilidad ambiental, fiscal e institucional.

Investing in rural people in the United Republic of Tanzania

enero 2017
The United Republic of Tanzania has made great strides in economic and structural reforms and this has helped achieve average annual economic growth of 7 per cent over the last decade (World Bank 2015). But most people living in rural areas remain extremely poor, and improvements in the overall level of human development have been only marginal.

ASAP Ethiopia factsheet

enero 2017
Ethiopia is the second most populated African country with an estimated 96.9 million citizens. Of the total population, 81 per cent are classified as rural. The population is also growing at a rate of around 3 per cent per year. Whilst extreme poverty is declining, it is still widespread and in 2011 was counted at 30 per cent.

ASAP Malawi factsheet

enero 2017
Malawi is a densely populated landlocked country with a population of 17.7 million. Its population growth is about three per cent per year, and it has one of lowest GDPs in the world, with a human development index (HDI) ranking of 174 out of 187 countries. Many Malawians (51 per cent) live below the poverty line of US$1 per day, and this poverty incidence is mainly rural (85 per cent). Endemic poverty has also led to chronic food insecurity and malnutrition for 2.8 million Malawians, combined with HIV/AIDs prevalence of nearly 12 per cent.

Research Series Issue 8 - Fostering inclusive rural transformation in fragile states and situations

enero 2017
This paper seeks to answer three main questions: (i) What are fragile states and situations and how do they relate to issues of inclusive structural and rural transformation? (ii) In three selected case studies of diverse fragile situations (in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the Republic of Haiti and the Republic of the Sudan – drawing on IFAD financed programme and country experience), what have been the key elements of structural and rural transformation and to what extent has rural transformation been inclusive? (iii) In these cases, how does fragility affect the inclusiveness of rural transformation? Which policies and approaches can successfully promote inclusive rural transformation in fragile situations?

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