pdf SCALING UP THE FIGHT AGAINST RURAL POVERTY (arabic) Popular

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The International Fund for Agriculture and Development (IFAD) has long recognized that it needs to be a catalyst if it is to successfully achieve its mandate of significantly contributing to rural poverty reduction in developing countries. Over the last decade, we at IFAD have stressed innovation, knowledge, and scaling up as key elements of our approach. For many years we saw our role principally as an innovator in searching for and testing new so-lutions for the rural poor, but we always knew that innovation without generating knowledge of what works and building on this knowledge by scaling up successful interventions are critical.

Therefore, we were pleased to find that the Wolfensohn Center for Development at Brookings was ready to prepare an institutional scaling up review for IFAD to help us gain a better understanding of how we function as a scaling-up institution.