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RuLIS - Rural Livelihoods Information System

The FAO Statistics Division, the World Bank and IFAD have joined forces to build RuLIS, as a tool to support policies for reducing rural poverty. Information on agricultural income and rural livelihoods is crucial for the formulation of evidence-based development policies.

Key facts

  • RuLIS builds on previous projects such as RIGA, and aims to shed light on where and how poor people make a living, looking at rural areas in comparison with urban areas, emphasizing agriculture and its role in poverty reduction.
  • RuLIS will serve to generate comparable data that are necessary for understanding the medium and long term trends in the structural transformation of agriculture and rural economies and define the role that different types of rural households play in this transformation.
  • RuLIS will make available the data that are essential for the proper design of context-specific policies that aim at making the change more inclusive, with the goal of reducing rural poverty, hunger and inequality.
  • RuLIS will produce data for the monitoring and the assessment of the impact of policies that can make transformations more inclusive, thus reducing rural poverty, hunger and inequality.