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IFAD operations in NEN 
Near East, North Africa 
and Europe (NEN) Division
Active portfolio in 
20 countries and 
1 territory 
IFAD in NEN
IFAD’s investment 
portfolio in NEN 
20 countries and 1 territory: 
11 NENA, 6 in Eastern Europe and 4 in Central Asia 
47...
Our Co-financing 
Partners for the active portfolio 
International Co-financiers Amount US$ (‘000) 
IsDB 105 609 
OFID 92 ...
IFAD grant 
programme in NEN 
• 35 grants with a total value of US$35.4 million 
• 70% of Grant allocation is in NENA, whi...
Alignment with the Divisional MTP 2013- 
2015 & Strategic work plan 2014 
NEN's grant programme is guided by the Divisiona...
Grant Programme 
in NEN 
35 
30 
25 
20 
15 
10 
5 
0 
Ongoing Completed-closed-carried over Not effective 
US$ million 
C...
Grant recipients 
in NEN
The current ICARDA 
Grants in NEN 
ICARDA has been the largest recipient of grants in NEN 
(project and value), having rec...
Ongoing ICARDA 
Grants 
• Improved water management for sustainable mountain 
agriculture 
Countries: Jordan, Lebanon and ...
New Phase 
Arabian Peninsula grant 
• Enhancing integrated agricultural production systems in the 
Arabian Peninsula 
• In...
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IFAD Operations in Near East North Africa

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IFAD Operations in Near East North Africa

  1. 1. IFAD operations in NEN Near East, North Africa and Europe (NEN) Division
  2. 2. Active portfolio in 20 countries and 1 territory IFAD in NEN
  3. 3. IFAD’s investment portfolio in NEN 20 countries and 1 territory: 11 NENA, 6 in Eastern Europe and 4 in Central Asia 47 loan-financed projects 35 regional and country grants USD 1.84 billion currently invested in IFAD projects, of which: o IFAD investment USD 969.8 million (as of 30 June 2014) (including USD 35.4 million in grants) o US$ 1,014 million co-financing – US$ 435 million international and US$ 579 million domestic co-financing o 66% financing in NENA and 34% in CEN
  4. 4. Our Co-financing Partners for the active portfolio International Co-financiers Amount US$ (‘000) IsDB 105 609 OFID 92 447 Spanish Fund 36 884 France/AFD 33 733 EU 31 150 WB 28 600 GEF 26 761 AFESD 18 159 DANIDA 9 525 Sudan Trust Fund 7 000 UNDP 4 110 USAID 2 001 SDS 1 852 WFP 1 372 FAO 503 Others 28 534 Total 428 240 Co-financing ratio of IFAD’s Regional portfolio Internation al 41% Beneficiari es other domestic Governme nt 32% co-financiers 27%
  5. 5. IFAD grant programme in NEN • 35 grants with a total value of US$35.4 million • 70% of Grant allocation is in NENA, while 30% in CEN are distributed equally across Central Asia and Eastern Europe • More efficient and effective management of grant resources with strong linkages to the investment portfolio • Large Regional Grants provide training and capacity building to staff of IFAD-supported projects and programmes
  6. 6. Alignment with the Divisional MTP 2013- 2015 & Strategic work plan 2014 NEN's grant programme is guided by the Divisional MTP 2012- 2015 and the Strategic Work Plan 2014. The grant programme emphasizes: • innovation in agricultural technologies for NRM; • knowledge generation and dissemination within and across the sub-regions, particularly based on IFAD’s rural finance and equity investment experiences in CEN; • development of new methodologies and approaches for gender mainstreaming, and creation of job opportunities for rural youth; • new products and services for MICs, with emphasis on south-south and triangular cooperation; and • fostering of new partnerships for development.
  7. 7. Grant Programme in NEN 35 30 25 20 15 10 5 0 Ongoing Completed-closed-carried over Not effective US$ million Current Grant status REGIONAL COUNTRY DSF-LC-SUPP
  8. 8. Grant recipients in NEN
  9. 9. The current ICARDA Grants in NEN ICARDA has been the largest recipient of grants in NEN (project and value), having received 60 grants from IFAD up to date Ongoing ICARDA Grants: • 3 large regional grants for a total amount of USD 3.9 million • One GEF grant totalling USD 0.5 million • One new grant under the AR4D window for USD 1.5 million is currently under approval process • In 2014, 3 ICARDA grants were closed for a total amount of USD 1.9 million
  10. 10. Ongoing ICARDA Grants • Improved water management for sustainable mountain agriculture Countries: Jordan, Lebanon and Morocco • Improving food security and climate change adaptability of livestock producers of the rainfed barley-based system Countries: Iraq and Jordan • Knowledge management in CACILM II Countries: Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan
  11. 11. New Phase Arabian Peninsula grant • Enhancing integrated agricultural production systems in the Arabian Peninsula • In close collaboration with the NARS of the AP countries • In December 2013, an independent evaluation report recommended a follow-up to the technology transfer phase • South-South cooperation among the countries of the AP, including Yemen
  12. 12. THANK YOU

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