To carry out its mandate to help eradicate rural poverty, IFAD needs to ensure that development funds reach the rural poor in the most efficient, effective and transparent manner possible. IFAD is committed to promoting and adhering to the highest standards of probity and accountability in the use of its funding. There is no room for fraud and corruption, which divert resources elsewhere.
In 2005, IFAD adopted an anticorruption policy. The policy's goal is to prevent fraud and corruption in IFAD-supported programmes and projects, and in contracts at the local, national, regional and international levels.