Investing in inclusive rural transformation: Innovative approaches to financing

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The three-day international conference co-organized by  the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the Italian Ministry of Economy and Finance, with the Brookings Institutions and the University of Warwick, “Investing in Inclusive Rural Transformation: Innovative approaches to financing” took place in Rome from 25-27 January. This conference aimed to fill the gap in the comprehension and sharing of lessons learned to support innovative efforts in the areas of rural and agri-food finance and agri-food investments. Also, the conference objectives were: to advance the understanding about opportunities and challenges in mobilizing finance for inclusive and sustainable rural transformation; to Identify new, effective and efficient instruments and partnerships to finance smallholder agriculture development and rural SMEs; and to lay out a country-differentiated, evidence-based policy and institutional agenda to move forward in boosting financing for inclusive rural investments. The background documents, agenda, participants and keynote videos of the event are available below.

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