The International Fund for Agricultural Development is an international financial institution and a specialised agency of the United Nations dedicated to eradicating poverty and hunger in rural areas of developing countries. 

At the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) we invest in rural people, empowering them to increase their food security, improve the nutrition of their families and increase their incomes. We help them build resilience, expand their businesses and take charge of their own development.

IFAD is an international financial institution and specialized United Nations agency based in Rome, the UN’s food and agriculture hub. Since 1978, we have provided US$18.5 billion in grants and low-interest loans to projects that have reached about 464 million people.

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Skills development for decent work 
Provide a report that analyses the link between people with disabilities and IFAD interventions which work with governments to reach some of the most marginalised and vulnerable people in rural areas. 

Timeframe and/or implementation plan: By March 2019. 

Theme: Routes to Economic Empowerment
Year: 2018

Commit to use the Washington Group questions 
Provide a proposal for disaggregating data on people with disabilities in IFAD projects which has been piloted in at least five projects following the methods used by the United Nations Washington Group on Disability Statistics, such as the Short Set of Disability Questions. 

Timeframe and/or implementation plan: By June 2020 

Theme: Data Disaggregation
Year: 2018