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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.
February 2018
International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Forest business incubation is a support process that accelerates the successful development of sustainable businesses in forest landscapes. There is much to develop. The aggregate gross annual value from smallholder producers within forest landscapes may be as much as US$1.3 trillion.

December 2017
International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)

Restoration of degraded land can create vast bioenergy crop potential, without constraining food crops or other land use options.

October 2017
University of Passau, Erasmus University Rotterdam, Institute of Labor Economics (IZA), RWI – Leibniz Institute for Economic Research, GGKP Annual Conference
In this paper, Demand for Off-grid Solar Electricity: Experimental Evidence from Rwanda, reveals willingness to pay for different off-grid solar technologies in Rwanda.
January 2017
Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI)
This working paper Climate Finance in the Pacific: An Overview of Flows to the Region’s Small Island Developing States presents an analysis of climate finance flows to Pacific Island states in 2010–2014, collectively and by country, as well as more recent data on flows from multilateral climate funds.
June 2016
Partnership for Action on Green Economy (PAGE), United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment), International Labour Organization (ILO), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR), United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)
Inclusive Green Economy (IGE) approaches and those that address the Poverty-Environment Nexus (PEN) can play a central role in advancing the SDGs. This report seeks to further the understanding of the practicalities of embedding integrated approaches across the planning cycle in countries at various stages of development. In particular, this report synthesizes a wide range of policy and programming experiences, and draws on the findings of eight national scoping studies (Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Peru, Rwanda, Tajikistan and Viet Nam) on integrated planning.
June 2016
United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA)

Lake Victoria in East Africa, the world’s second largest lake, is endowed with abundant water and other natural resources.

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.

March 2016
Partnership for Action on Green Economy (PAGE), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
The objective of this Scoping Study on Integrating Poverty Reduction, Environmental and Economic Concerns into National Development Planning: Rwanda Report is to assess the extent to which Rwanda has adopted integrated approaches in its development planning process and transitions to more inclusive, greener economies.
July 2015
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

Countries in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) have experienced dramatic economic growth in the past decade, with six of the ten fastest growing economies in the world found in SSA between 2000 and 2010.

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