IFAD - Rural Finance Policy
The IFAD Rural Finance Policy provides guidance to IFAD-supported rural financial services programmes and projects, and their
components. Given its focus on women, young people, indigenous peoples and very poor households, IFAD concentrates on rural
microfinance, with “micro” referring to the relative size of the financial transactions – including savings, remittances, leasing and risk management services – and “rural” reflecting the location of the entrepreneurs and small-scale agricultural and livestock producers that IFAD targets.