Yearbook of the United Nations, 2001. Part 6, Intergovernmental organizations related to the United Nations. Chapter 15, International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)
The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) continued in 2001 to promote the economic advancement of the rural poor by improving the productivity of on and off-farm activities and by designing and implementing innovative, cost-effective and replicable programmes. The twenty-fourth session of the Governing Council(Rome,20-22February)approved a document entitled “Partnerships for eradicating rural poverty: report of the Consultation to Review the Adequacy of the Resources Available to IFAD 2000-2002”. The document contained a plan of action for improvement of the Fund's operations with respect to project portfolio performance and impact assessment, knowledge management, policy and institutional environment and strategic partnerships. The Executive Board held three regular sessions (April, September, December); it approved loans for 25 projects and programmes, 15 grants and 13 contributions to debt reduction within the framework of the Heavily Indebted Poor Countries Initiative. IFAD membership increased to 162 during 2001, with the admission of Iceland. Of its member countries, 23 were in List A (developed countries), 12 in List B (oil-exporting developing countries) and 127 in List C (other developing countries); 49 were in Sub-List C1 (Africa), 47 were in Sub-List C2 (Europe, Asia and the Pacific) and 31 in Sub-List C3 (Latin America and the Caribbean).
Yearbook of the United Nations, 2001. v. 55; Vol. 55
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