About us [ID: 44]

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]

INTERVIEW | Brian Baldwin, IFAD

“We’re not seeking necessarily to change. We’re seeking to add to debates. We’re seeking to extend those debates throughout our membership.”

Publications Headline [ID: 123]
Publications [ID: 93]

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.


Platform Annual Report

In 2016, the Platform raised its profile in the international fora on agriculture and rural development during the first year of SDG implementation as called for in its newly approved Strategic Plan 2016-2020.


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Contacts [ID: 131]

Contact | Co-chair

Patrick Herlant

European Commission DG DEVCO

Contact | Co-chair

Shantanu Mathur

International Fund for Agricultural Development