Ireland and IFAD share a commitment to a world where people are empowered to overcome poverty and hunger. Ireland has nine key partner countries: Ethiopia, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Sierra Leone, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Viet Nam and Zambia. IFAD funds more than 30 ongoing projects in these countries, with a total investment of US$2.4 billion. In October 2016, IFAD participated in the launch of the Irish Forum for International Agricultural Development in Dublin.
A founding member of IFAD, Ireland has pledged a total of US$40.7 million to IFAD’s regular replenishments. Ireland has also provided over US$10 million in supplementary contributions, including €3 million in support to the International Land Coalition, which is hosted by IFAD.
Ireland was a member of IFAD’s Executive Board for the period 2015-2017. Ireland is also a participant in the Consultation on the Eleventh Replenishment of the IFAD’s Resources (IFAD11), and a member of the Working Group on the Performance-based Allocation System.
IFAD has a key role to play in ending hunger and poverty by 2030 because it works in rural areas, where 80 per cent of the world’s poorest people live. IFAD is client-focused. It has 40 country offices across the developing world and is headquartered in Rome, Italy