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Lessons learned: Digital financial services for smallholder households

mars 2016
Recent advances in technology and increasing penetration of telecommunication systems into rural areas have the potential to make financial services more accessible to smallholder households. Mobile telephony and data networks, coupled with agent networks, can enable the use of digital payments and savings and provide a platform for credit and insurance, without smallholders having to visit a bank branch. Mobile phones can also bridge information asymmetries by offering weather forecasts and real-time market prices, which can improve the ability of farmers to prepare and respond to inclement weather and price fluctuations.

Research Series Issue 2 - Migration and Transformative Pathways

mars 2016
This paper analyses the role of migration in promoting rural livelihoods and discusses how migration interacts with transformative economic processes. Focusing on migration out of rural areas, it examines the impacts of migration on rural livelihoods and challenges the perspective that sees rural outmigration as a failure of rural development.

IFAD-Japan: A partnership for inclusive rural development

mars 2016
The origins of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) stretch back to the food crisis of the early 1970s, which sparked the World Food Conference of 1974. Three years later, with support from donors, including Japan, IFAD was created as both a specialized agency of the United Nations and an international financial institution. Since 1978, IFAD has empowered about 453 million people to grow more food, manage their land and other natural resources more productively, learn new skills, start businesses, build strong organizations and gain a voice in the decisions that affect their lives.

The price of development and the cost of inaction (2015)

mars 2016
L’objectif de développement n’est pas de créer de la richesse en tant que telle, ou au profit de quelques-uns, mais plutôt de bâtir des sociétés mieux à même de favoriser la cohésion. Pour ouvrir aux populations la voie de la prospérité – ou de la survie après une catastrophe –, il faut planifier et investir, tant dans la sphère publique que privée.

Initiative d’appui aux investissements de la diaspora en faveur de l’agriculture (DIA)

février 2016
Chaque année, les membres de la diaspora mondiale envoient plus de 450 milliards d’USD à leurs familles restées dans des pays en développement. Grâce à ces envois de fonds, qui favorisent les investissements, le tourisme, les échanges, les actions philanthropiques, les transferts de savoirs et les relations transfrontières, les diasporas jouent un rôle essentiel dans le développement de leurs pays d’origine. Selon les estimations, la part des envois de fonds utilisée à des fins agricoles dans les zones rurales est relativement modeste – jusqu’à 5 pour cent du montant total – mais représente cependant quatre fois l’aide publique au développement (APD) mondiale allouée à l’agriculture.

Insights from Participatory Impact Evaluations in Ghana and Vietnam

février 2016
This paper by Adinda Van Hemelrijck and Irene Guijt explores how impact evaluation can live up to standards broader than statistical rigour in ways that address challenges of complexity and enable stakeholders to engage meaningfully. A Participatory Impact Assessment and Learning. Approach (PIALA) was piloted to assess and debate the impacts on rural poverty of two government programmes in Vietnam and Ghana funded by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD).

IFAD and Farmers' Organizations - Partnership in progress: 2014-2015

février 2016
Report to the sixth global meeting of the Farmers’ Forum in conjunction with the thirty-ninth session of IFAD’s Governing Council.

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