IFAD Research Series No. 14 - Disbursement Performance of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD): An In-Depth Analysis of Drivers and Trends

IFAD Research Series 14 (2017) ISBN 978-92-9072-760-6

64 Pages Posted: 24 Jan 2019 Last revised: 31 Jul 2019

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Tim Balint

International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)

Daniel Higgins

International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)

Paola Mallia

International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)

Silvana Scalzo

International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)

Paul Winters

International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)

Date Written: November 14, 2017

Abstract

This paper investigates the trends and the influencing factors of IFAD’s project disbursement performance over the past 20 years. Based on data from 577 projects in 111 countries, the study finds that disbursement of funds are often delayed and time-consuming. Using econometric analysis, the study assesses the internal and external factors affecting the amount and timeliness of disbursements, and provides important lessons on how international financial institutions such as IFAD can better monitor and manage this important aspect of their development effectiveness.

Keywords: Econometrics Modeling, Projects, Funding

Suggested Citation

Balint, Tim and Higgins, Daniel and Mallia, Paola and Scalzo, Silvana and Winters, Paul, IFAD Research Series No. 14 - Disbursement Performance of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD): An In-Depth Analysis of Drivers and Trends (November 14, 2017). IFAD Research Series 14 (2017) ISBN 978-92-9072-760-6 , Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3284479

Tim Balint

International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) ( email )

Via Paolo di Dono
Rome, 00142
Italy

Daniel Higgins

International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) ( email )

Via Paolo di Dono
Rome, 00142
Italy

Paola Mallia

International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) ( email )

Via Paolo di Dono
Rome, 00142
Italy

Silvana Scalzo

International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) ( email )

Via Paolo di Dono
Rome, 00142
Italy

Paul Winters (Contact Author)

International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) ( email )

Via Paolo di Dono
Rome, 00142
Italy

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