Impact Assessment

IFC Development Goals Overview - Agribusiness 2014

    The IFC Development Goals (IDGs) are corporate-level development goals which IFC began testing in 2011. They were inspired by the Millennium Development Goals as a way to better integrate IFC’s results measurement with strategy.

    The IDGs are high-level targets for the incremental reach the IFC aims to achieve through its investments and advisory services. IFC aims to use the IDGs to drive implementation of strategy and influence operational decision making, alongside volume targets.

    IFC's contributions are counted as expected results at the time projects are committed or signed, and IFC’s regular monitoring and evaluation system tracks the results materializing during project implementation.

    The IFC's IDG on agribusiness aims for increased or improved economic and sustainable farming opportunities through:

    Investment Services

    • Farmers newly (incrementally) linked to a commercial supply chain or a financial institution
    • Farmers previously linked to either a commercial supply chain or a financial institution, but who will benefit from a “significant” increase of their sales / purchasing/financing
    • “Significant” is defined as an increase of 25% over three years or 50% over five years
    • Farmers previously linked to a commercial supply chain who will benefit from a “significant” improvement in the E&S sustainability of the associated supply chain

    Advisory Services

    • Farmers trained on clear and verifiable sustainability standards/certification
    • Farmers reached with capacity building training to increase productivity and income
    • Farmers linked with new sources of finance