Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

What is DSA (Daily Subsistence Allowance) and what DSA rates are used by IFAD?

What is DSA (Daily Subsistence Allowance) and what DSA rates are used by IFAD?

Daily subsistence allowance (DSA) is an allowance which is intended to account for lodging, meals, gratuities and other expenses of United Nations travellers. The International Civil Service Commission (ICSC) issues a monthly list of rates for different locations around the world. The UN and its related organizations use this schedule of rates to calculate reimbursement for travel expenses on official travel and relocation to a duty station. Organizations may have different policies on how the allowance is determined.

The interactive map on the ICSC homepage can be used to quickly look up DSA rates for a country without login. https://icsc.un.org/map/

What is IFAD doing to address sexual harassment, sexual exploitation and sexual abuse?

What is IFAD doing to address sexual harassment, sexual exploitation and sexual abuse?

To learn what IFAD is doing to address sexual harassment, sexual exploitation and sexual abuse please click here. To read the President's written statement in English only, please click here. To read the letter from the President of IFAD to the UN Secretary General, please click here here.

Do I need an IFAD building pass?

Do I need an IFAD building pass?

Official representatives of the Fund may access IFAD premises with valid FAO or WFP building pass. To request an IFAD building pass, submit your request to secmailbox@ifad.org.

What about parking in the IFAD building?

What about parking in the IFAD building?

Delegates may be dropped off at the main entrance accessible through Via Paolo di Dono, 42, and cars must exit and proceed to the reserved parking area located at the rear of the building on Via Paolo di Dono, 86. Only delegates already possessing a valid building pass can use the rear entrance of the building when coming from the reserved parking area.

What is the procedure for presenting credentials or making a courtesy visit to the President of IFAD?

What is the procedure for presenting credentials or making a courtesy visit to the President of IFAD?

Send your request, including the full name and title of the Representative wishing to call on the President and the purpose of the visit, along with proposed dates to mr@ifad.org.

My country is interested in becoming a Member State of IFAD. Who should I contact for further information?

My country is interested in becoming a Member State of IFAD. Who should I contact for further information?

Article 3 of the Agreement Establishing IFAD states that membership of the Fund shall be open to any State member of the United Nations or of any of its specialized agencies, or of the International Atomic Energy Agency. Membership shall also be open to any grouping of States whose members have delegated to it powers in fields falling within the competence of the Fund, and which is able to fulfil all the obligations of a Member of the Fund. Further information can be obtained by contacting secmailbox@ifad.org.

How do I find out who is the list convenor for my list/sub-list?

How do I find out who is the list convenor for my list/sub-list?

You can obtain this information by logging in to the platform and looking within «My Country Details». Alternatively, please send an e-mail to mr@ifad.org.

To whom can I send the new government composition for my country?

To whom can I send the new government composition for my country?

To ensure that the Fund’s records are up to date, please send all cabinet changes, updates to mailing lists, and changes of contact details to mr@ifad.org.

My country is not on the Executive Board but would like to attend the next session as an Observer. Who should I contact?

My country is not on the Executive Board but would like to attend the next session as an Observer. Who should I contact?

Rule 7, footnote 3, of the Rules of Procedure of the Executive Board states that at its Sixty-Second Session on 3 December 1997, the Executive Board elaborated on Rule 8 of the Rules of Procedure of the Executive Board to include, at the President’s discretion, one observer t attend any particular session of the Board. These observers will be admitted upon request of either a Member State represented on the Board or of an organization/institution. Such invitations wil be extended only once per person. Further information can be obtained by contacting mr@ifad.org.

Where can I find information on past or on-going IFAD funded projects and programmes in my country?

Where can I find information on past or on-going IFAD funded projects and programmes in my country?

Please consult the Operations section of IFAD website.

My password to access restricted documents on the IFAD website is not working. Who should I contact?

My password to access restricted documents on the IFAD website is not working. Who should I contact?

Please contact mr@ifad.org.

Where can I find the dates for IFAD's Governing Body meetings?

Where can I find the dates for IFAD's Governing Body meetings?

Meeting dates for IFAD's Governing Bodies are found in the Calendar.

How do I access documents related to IFAD's Governing Body meetings or copies of IFAD's Basic Legal Texts?

How do I access documents related to IFAD's Governing Body meetings or copies of IFAD's Basic Legal Texts?

How are IFAD's voting rights calculated? What are my country’s voting rights? Are my voting rights the same as those available in the Eighth Replenishment Governing Council resolution?

How are IFAD's voting rights calculated? What are my country’s voting rights? Are my voting rights the same as those available in the Eighth Replenishment Governing Council resolution?

Contribution votes are distributed according to paid contributions and, as such, are subject to change upon receipt of a payment by any Member State to any of IFAD's past replenishments. As IFAD receives payments on a regular basis, voting rights are redistributed as and when these payments are received. For more information, please consult the IFAD's voting rights subsite. For information on the current status of your voting rights, please contact gb@ifad.org.