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Strengthening Rural Institutions

Our guiding framework

Our guiding framework is anchored in a territorial approach that recognizes the spatial diversity of rural development opportunities and challenges as a means to reduce rural poverty and inequalities. We draw on community-based and gender-sensitive participatory approaches to promote the active participation of women and men in development processes, where voices are amplified to influence decisions.

Creating a world where rural institutions are vibrant and inclusive – and where people are empowered to access equal opportunities – requires coordination and cooperation with stakeholders; access to rural finance and market-oriented pluralistic services; and community mobilization and collective action through a territorial development perspective.