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March 2019
Consortium of International Agricultural Research Centers (CGIAR)
This publication focuses on the management of the nexus of energy, food and natural resources in sub-Saharan Africa, with a clear focus on gender roles and implications. It presents case studies that showcase a range of options available to improve biomass use, especially in locations and among populations who currently depend on conventional fuels like firewood or charcoal. Although many of these options are context specific, the provided examples demonstrate that generalizable options exist to improve energy access, reduce waste, protect our soils and empower women.
January 2018
Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN)
The paper Aligning Energy Development and Climate Objectives in Nationally Determined Contributions looks at how four specific developing countries are aligning their energy policies with their NDCs, or missing key opportunities to do so, and they raise questions about how governments could do things differently.
December 2017
Program on Forests (PROFOR), Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF), World Cocoa Foundation, Climate Focus, World Bank Group
The focus of the report Forest- and Climate-Smart Cocoa in Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana is on actions that lead to scaling up renovation and rehabilitation (‘R&R’) efforts in Côte d`Ivoire and Ghana so farmers can grow more cocoa on less land.
December 2017
International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED)
This report Trends in Global Land Use Investment: Implications for Legal Empowerment takes stock of trends in land use investments and legal empowerment responses in low- and middle-income countries, with a view to informing next steps for legal empowerment agendas.
June 2016
United States Agency for International Development (USAID), ICF International

This white paper provides an analysis of the Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs) for 37 partner countries in the U.S. Government's Enhancing Capacity for Low Emission Development Strategies (EC-LEDS) program and other designated priority countries.

May 2016
African Development Bank (AfDB), Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

The African Economic Outlook (AEO) 2016 presents the current state of economic and social development in Africa and projects the outlook for the coming two years.

May 2016
Center for Development Research (ZEF)

With numerous challenges hindering smallholders’ adoption of externally developed technologies, it is often argued that farmer innovation can play an essential role in rural livelihoods. Yet a rigorous assessment of the impact of farmer innovation is lacking.

December 2015
ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE), National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)

This report contains a fairly comprehensive analysis of the current situation of energy and gender issues in ECOWAS Member States.

December 2015
United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment), Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
The current study Green Economy Fiscal Policy Analysis: Ghana focuses on the revenue component of Ghana’s government budget, selecting the options with the most potential to improve environmental quality and to create the preconditions for green economy investment.
December 2015
United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment)
The study Green Economy Assessment Report: Ghana provides comparative scenarios for future growth that estimates economic, environmental and social impacts. It provides recommendations on how greening the agriculture, energy and forestry sectors can catalyze a transition to a green economy in Ghana.

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