Fostering Inclusive Rural Transformation - IFAD's Rural Development Report 2016

Date and Time: 

Thursday, December 8, 2016 - 09:30 to 14:00

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Venue: Warwick in London, The University of Warwick, The Stanley Building, 7 Pancras Square, London N1C 4AG. [Directions to the Venue]

Event

The Rural Development Report 2016 is the flagship publication of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD). It brings together leading thinkers to analyse the experiences of rural development in over 60 developing countries. This extensive research provides a solid foundation on which leaders and institutions can base their policy choices and investments. The President of IFAD, Dr Kanayo F. Nwanze, and the Minister of State of DFID, the Rt. Hon Lord Bates will open the event with keynote addresses. This will be followed by an interactive, high-level panel session bringing together leaders from policy, research and development communities to discuss the key findings.

Confirmed Speakers

Keynotes:

Speakers:

  • Paul Winters, Officer-in-Charge, Strategy and Knowledge Department and Director, Research and Impact Assessment Division, IFAD
  • Constanza Di Nucci, Technical Specialist, Strategy and Knowledge Department, IFAD

Panel:

  • Gordon Conway, Professor of International Development at Imperial College, London and Director of Agriculture for Impact
  • Alison Evans Development Economist
  • Paul Winters, Officer-in-Charge, Strategy and Knowledge Department and Director, Research and Impact Assessment Division, IFAD
  • Siobhan Benita, (Chair) Chief Strategy Officer, Warwick in London
Programme
09.30 Registration and coffee
10.15

Welcome remarks, University of Warwick

10.30

Keynote Addresses

  • Dr Kanayo Nwanze, President of IFAD
  • The Rt. Hon Lord Bates, Minister of State, DFID
11.00

Presentation of key findings from the 2016 Rural Development Report

  • Paul Winters, Officer-in-Charge, Strategy and Knowledge Department and Director, Research and Impact Assessment Division, IFAD
11.20 Coffee Break
11.30

Introductory video followed by panel discussion moderated by Siobhan Benita, Warwick in London

Panellists

  • Gordon Conway, Professor of International Development at Imperial College, London and Director of Agriculture for Impact
  • Alison Evans, Senior Development Economist
  • Paul Winters, Officer-in-Charge, Strategy and Knowledge Department and Director, Research and Impact Assessment Division, IFAD
  • TBC
12.45

Closing remarks

  • Constanza Di Nucci, Technical Specialist, Strategy and Knowledge Department, IFAD
12.55

Lunch and networking

14.00

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Synopsis of IFAD's Rural Development Report 2016

Drawing on contributions from rural development experts in over 60 developing countries, the Rural Development Report 2016 highlights the centrality of rural and agricultural development to overall economic growth and concludes that targeted policies focused on rural people will eliminate poverty in developing countries. It focuses on inclusive rural transformation as a central element of global efforts to eliminate poverty and hunger, and build inclusive and sustainable societies for all. The Report analyses global, regional and national pathways of rural transformation. It suggests four categories into which most countries and regions fall, each with distinct objectives for rural development strategies to promote inclusive rural transformation; to adapt to changing conditions while sustaining progress in transformation and inclusion; to amplify the inclusiveness of growth while sustaining the pace of transformation; to accelerate the pace of transformation without sacrificing inclusion, and a combination of all three. The report presents policy and programme implications in various regions and thematic areas of intervention, based both on rigorous analysis and on IFAD’s 40 years of experience investing in rural people and enabling the inclusive and sustainable transformation of rural areas.
Read the full report.

Location: 

Warwick in London, The University of Warwick, The Stanley Building, 7 Pancras Square, London N1C 4AG