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November 2017
International Labour Organization (ILO)

The policy guidance note Greening the Rural Economy and Green Jobs focuses on a number of areas that are at the heart of rural economies and could be engines for a sustainable economic transformation.

November 2017
Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE), United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification

The study Policy options for improving drought resilience and its implication for food security: the cases of Ethiopia and Kenya presents and critically examines the drought policies and institutional frameworks of two African countries frequently challenged by droughts - Ethiopia and Ke

October 2017
Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Secretariat, The Better Than Cash Alliance

The paper "The Role of Digital Payments in Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security" examines how a shift to digital payments can provide powerful solutions that help countries improve agricultural productivity and ensure food security, thus raising incomes, reducing hunger, and driving financia

September 2017
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
The report "The Land‑Water‑Energy Nexus: Biophysical and Economic Consequences" published by the OECD addresses the following question: What would be the global and regional biophysical and economic consequences by 2060 because of policy inaction regarding the limited availability of land, water and energy, given their interlinkages?
September 2017
International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), Kenya Forestry Research Institute (KEFRI)

Smallholder farmers in coastal Kenya are already significantly affected by climate change, particularly in semi-arid and dryland areas. They have developed a number of innovations to enhance resilience and productivity, e.g.

September 2017
Tropical Forest Alliance 2020, World Economic Forum (WEF)

The Commodities and Forests Agenda 2020: Ten Priorities to Remove Tropical Deforestation from Commodity Supply Chains is intended to serve as a framework for action at the global and regional level in order to accelerate progress in addressing commodity-driven deforestation. It summarize

May 2017
United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)

Twenty years ago, the BioTrade Initiative was launched as the UNCTAD response to implementing the 1992 Earth Summit’s Agenda 21, the blueprint for sustainable development action into the twenty-first century. The BioTrade Initiative aims at promoting the conservation and sustainable use of biolog

April 2017
Duke University, GGKP Annual Conference

New road construction is widely seen to aid economic development. New roads have also been shown to increase deforestation, suggesting development-environment tradeoffs for the locations where studies have focused to date.

February 2017
Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio), University of Virginia, Yale University, GGKP Annual Conference

Increasing agricultural productivity can have ambiguous effects on forest protection in theory: it can expand the scope of farming, which is detrimental to the forest, but it can also induce farmers to intensify their production.

November 2016
New Climate Economy (NCE), The Global Commission on the Economy and Climate, Overseas Development Institute (ODI)

Africa stands at the threshold of a tremendous opportunity: its economies are seeking to shift to higher productivity sectors which can boost prosperity and drive developmental goals.


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