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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.
December 2018
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), UNDP-UNEP Poverty-Environment Initiative, Ministry of Agricullture, Irrigation and Water Development, Malawi
This policy brief, Impact of Soil Loss in Malawi: Microeconomic effects of soil and nutrient loss, addresses the suitability and financial viability of various interventions to mitigate the impacts of both soil and nutrient loss within Malawi.
December 2018
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), UNDP-UNEP Poverty-Environment Initiative, Ministry of Agricullture, Irrigation and Water Development, Malawi
This policy brief, Impact of Soil Loss in Malawi: Macroeconomic effect on GDP, sectoral adjustments and poverty, combines findings from a recent independent report based on microeconometric and computable general equilibrium analysis. The study aims to assess both direct and indirect economic impacts of soil loss at the aggregate level, providing effects on the GDP, poverty, terms of trade and sectoral production.
December 2018
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), UNDP-UNEP Poverty-Environment Initiative, Ministry of Agricullture, Irrigation and Water Development, Malawi
This report, Soil and Nutrients Loss in Malawi: An economic assessment, analyses the economic impact of both soil and nutrient loss in Malawi with new country representative data on soil and nutrients loss.
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.

February 2015
Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN)
While the impacts of climate change are being felt by people and communities now, many of the most severe impacts will be felt in the decades to come. This presents significant barriers to achieving long-term development objectives – particularly in sub-Saharan Africa, a region with low capacity to adapt to the future impacts of climate change. This report looks at six case studies and investigates how climate information is being used in decision-making in sub-Saharan Africa.
January 2015
Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN)

Climate change is altering the context in which decisions are made. In order to remain robust and sustainable within the context of a changing climate, policy and planning decisions need to take into account the projected changes in temperature, rainfall and extremes.

July 2014
Green Growth Best Practice (GGBP)

Green growth is becoming an attractive opportunity for countries around the world to achieve poverty reduction, environmental protection, resource efficiency and economic growth in an integrated way.

July 2014
United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), UNDP-UNEP Poverty-Environment Initiative

With rapid economic growth in Africa largely driven by agriculture and extractive industries, two sectors with significant sustainable development challenges, the work of PEI is becoming more relevant than ever.

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