Keith Farhney and Laura Puletti introducing the first part of "Role of grants in country programmes: improving linkages between loans and grants in the context of direct supervision" (aka the "Romeo and Juliet" session):
The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) invests in rural people, empowering them to reduce poverty, increase food security, improve nutrition and strengthen resilience. Since 1978, we have provided grants and low-interest loans to programmes and projects that have reached several hundred million people. IFAD is an international financial institution and a specialized United Nations agency based in Rome – the UN’s food and agriculture hub.
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