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February 2018
International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD)
This paper Value Chain Upgrading for Competitiveness and Sustainability: A Comparative Study of Tea Value Chains in Kenya, Sri Lanka and Nepal conducts a comparative analysis of the export tea value chains in Sri Lanka, Kenya, and Nepal with a focus on how policy influences chain upgrading and the implications this has for trade patterns, competitiveness and sustainable development.
November 2017
International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), Institute of Tropical Forest Conservation (ITFC)
For the past 20 years a revenue-sharing scheme has been in place for communities surrounding Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda. The learning evaluation Lessons Learnt from 20 Years of Revenue Sharing at Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda looks at how revenue sharing might become more effective and more equitable.
July 2017
Donor Committee for Enterprise Development (DCED)
The case study WWF Market Transformation Initiative (Cotton) focused on the value chain for Cotton in particular. The main route through which changes have been made in the cotton value chain is through the Better Cotton Initiative (BCI), which was formed as part of a roundtable with representatives from NGOs, academia, governments and industry.
July 2017
Donor Committee for Enterprise Development (DCED)
The case study Payments for Ecosystem Services in Costa Rica analyses the strong policy framework around reforestation, forest management and forest protection that Costa Rica started building in the early 80s.
April 2017
Prairie Climate Centre

Alberta has experienced significant changes in recent decades, including changes in its climate.

December 2016
International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED)

Soils are the foundation of all terrestrial life on the planet and are essential for agricultural production. Yet unsustainable farming practices are degrading soils across South Asia and many other parts of the world, threatening food security.

October 2015
International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED)

When five per cent of milk fails to meet standards, you have a problem with milk. When 50 percent does not meet standards, you have a problem with standards. In developing countries, perishable food is mostly sold in informal markets and often does not meet national food safety standards.

September 2015
International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED)

Our decreasing forest landscapes are under huge pressure to deliver local and global needs, from a village’s food and firewood to mitigating climate change. With demand unlikely to fall, the key issue is how we extract what we need.

January 2015
Partnership for Market Readiness (PMR)

This report covers case studies with three companies: Royal Dutch Shell, Rio Tinto, and Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E), capturing their experiences and lessons learn preparing for and operating under policies that price carbon emissions.

July 2014
Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), Green Growth Best Practice (GGBP)

Costa Rica developed a payment for ecosystem services system to support its policies for sustainable forestry and reforestation.

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