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Grant Loan Session

  1. 1.  Annual performance review  WORKSHOP 1-4 March 2009 Bangkok, Thailand
  2. 2. The role of grants in country programmes: <ul><li>Improving linkages between loans and grants </li></ul><ul><li>(in the context of direct supervision) </li></ul><ul><li>Three parts: </li></ul><ul><li>Speed Dating 30 minutes </li></ul><ul><li>Relationship Building 40 minutes </li></ul><ul><li>Professional Counselling 20 minutes </li></ul>
  3. 3. Speed Dating <ul><li>Break into 2 types of groups: </li></ul><ul><li>loan projects (LPs) -- in country groups) </li></ul><ul><li>grant programmes (GPs) + CPMs, CPOs, KMFs, ENRAP, IFAD staff </li></ul><ul><li>(Card Exercise)  Both groups propose to each other: </li></ul><ul><li>“ What I can offer to you -- to make you love me” </li></ul><ul><li>10 minutes to think of “proposals” (offers) and write on cards </li></ul><ul><li>(1 from each LP country group and 1 from each grant manager) </li></ul><ul><li>20 minutes for both groups to present offers to each other </li></ul>
  4. 4. Relationship Building <ul><li>Break into 2 groups: </li></ul><ul><li>LPs (in country groups) </li></ul><ul><li>GP managers </li></ul><ul><li>“ Cupids” (CPOs / CPMs) will consult with LP country groups and relevant GPs about problems and solutions </li></ul><ul><li>(Card Exercise – 2 cards) </li></ul><ul><li>Challenges: “What makes me unsure about your offers?” </li></ul><ul><li>(either reacting to the offers or from past experiences with LP/GP interactions) </li></ul><ul><li>Possible Solutions: “How can we work to overcome challenges and build a happy relationship?” </li></ul>
  5. 5. Professional Counseling <ul><li>Panel of selected “cupids” (CPMs/CPOs) discuss challenges and solutions </li></ul><ul><li>How can direct supervision improve linkages between investment projects and grant programmes?  How will this result in more effective country programmes? </li></ul><ul><li>** Contributions from the audience are encouraged ! ** </li></ul>
  6. 6. New IFAD Grant Policy <ul><li>More strategic: linked to country/regional programme </li></ul><ul><li>More flexible </li></ul><ul><li>Focus on: </li></ul><ul><li>- TA </li></ul><ul><li>- Capacity Bld </li></ul><ul><li>- Research/Innovation </li></ul><ul><li>And </li></ul><ul><li>- Improve Knowledge dissemination : </li></ul><ul><li>- simplification of text x use of our beneficiaries (manuals; picture books x illiterate) </li></ul><ul><li>- translation into main local languages </li></ul>
  7. 7. Grants to be approved April Board 09: <ul><li>ICARDA: Programme on improving livelihoods of small farmers and rural women through value-added proceeding and export of cashmere, wool and mohair (Tajikistan; Kyrgyzstan; Iran) </li></ul><ul><li>CURE: Programme on enabling poor rice farmers to improve livelihoods and overcome poverty in South and SouthEast Asia through the Consortium for Unfavorable Rice Environment </li></ul><ul><li>SARCCAB: Support to Agr research for climate change adaptation (Bangladesh) </li></ul><ul><li>ICIMOD: Programme on livelihoods and ecosystem services in the Himalayas: enhancing adaptation capacity and resilience of the poor to climate and socio-economic changes (HK) </li></ul>

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