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About Us

The Global Donor Platform for Rural Development is a network of 40 bilateral and multilateral development agencies, international financing institutions, intergovernmental organisations and foundations.

The Platform was formed in 2003 through the collective action to lobby for increased public and private investments in agriculture and rural development. The promotion of development effectiveness for inclusive and sustainable rural transformation as a prime objective of the Platform derives from the global call to implement Agenda 2030 and the agreement on Finance for Development by the international community and developing countries.

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Platform Governance

Mission [ID: 284]


“Prosperous and sustainable rural communities underpinning global food and nutrition security”.



“To enhance the impact of development investments in agriculture, food systems and rural livelihoods through informed policy and programming”.

Interviews General [ID: 303]
Publications Headline [ID: 123]
Publications [ID: 93]

Platform Annual Report 2017

In 2017, the Global Donor Platform for Rural Development reaffirmed its strategic role in promoting dialogue amongst donors and partners for strengthened agriculture and rural development policies. The annual report 2017 provides the details.


Platform's Strategic Plan 2016-2020

Championing the transformation of agriculture, food systems and rural livelihoods constitutes in short the mission of the GDPRD to contribute to the vision of prosperous rural communities.


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Contacts [ID: 131]

Contact | Co-chair

Patrick Herlant

European Commission DG DEVCO

Contact | Co-chair

David B. Hegwood

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)