Focus Areas

Sustainable Development and Efficient use of Natural Resources

  • Land Administration and Management
  • Waste management
  • Natural resource management


  • Poverty reduction
  • Economic Productivity through Technological Innovation, Upgrading and Diversification and Related Policies
  • Skill development
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Access to Financial Services
  • Sustainable Tourism (Eco Tourism)
  • New Development and emerging issues of rural livelihood

Access to Basic Services:

  • Food and nutrition security
  • Safe and affordable drinking water and sanitation
  • Health and education
  • Affordable reliable and modern renewable energy
  • Access and use of ICT for IRD
  • Decent housing
  • Rural transportation access

Climate Change and Impacts

  • Strengthen resilience and adaptive capacity to climate change
  • Mitigation of adverse impact


  • Strengthening local governance and CBO/CSOs
  • Gender Inclusive Governance

Management of Rural Areas in Transition