The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the World Bank successfully organized the 2013 edition of the Global Forum on Remittances: Sending money home to Asia –GFR2013
More than 230 million people live outside the countries and communities they call home. Many of them leave their rural villages for cities and destinations abroad, seeking the opportunity that they do not fi nd at home, and often at tremendous sacrifi ce. IFAD invests in people in order to transform rural areas into thriving communities in which women, men and youth can see a hopeful future. However, in many cases that is not yet a reality.
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IFAD’s Financing Facility for Remittances (FFR) conducted an awards ceremony highlighting the most innovative and successful projects financed since the Facility’s inception in 2006.