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Mainstreaming Poverty Environment Linkages into Development Planning: A Handbook for Practitioners

This handbook is designed to serve as a guide for champions and practitioners engaged in the task of mainstreaming poverty-environment linkages into national development planning. Hard copies can be ordered through the Poverty Environment Facility more

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Making Disaster Risk Reduction Gender-Sensitive Policy and Practical Guidelines

Disasters don’t discriminate, but people do. Existing socio-economic conditions mean that disasters can lead to different outcomes even for demographically similar communities - but inevitably the most vulnerable groups suffer more than others. Research reveals that disasters reinforce, perpetuate more

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Making Progress on Environmental Sustainability

Environmental sustainability shows weak progress towards the targets and insufficient monitoring capacity and systems. While the MDG framework is offers advantages in being managed as a group of interrelated targets, MDG 7 on environmental sustainability warrants particular attention given the more

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Making REDD work for the Poor - A PEP Report

The report presents a framework for understanding the linkages between Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation (REDD) and poverty. It is the culmination of collaborative analysis and synthesis of the social dimensions of REDD. It presents 10 required conditions that will ensure that more

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Managing Chemicals for Sustainable Development

This publication highlights UNDP's role as a facilitator of sound chemicals management for sustainable development. It focuses on the work that UNDP, with support from different trust funds and donors is undertaking in concert with partner countries to meet the aims of chemicals-related more

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Managing Private Investment in Natural Resources

This primer seeks to provide practical advice on how host countries can manage foreign direct investment inflows to promote national development aspirations (such as poverty reduction, environmental sustainabilityand achievement of the MDGs). more

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Managing the National Greenhouse Gas Inventory Process

The handbook was developed by UNDP with input from a wide range of institutions and national experts from Annex I and non-Annex I Parties. The objective of the handbook is to provide non-Annex I Parties with a strategic and logical approach to a sustainable inventory process. more

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Mapping Climate Change Vulnerability

This guidebook assists planners working at the sub-national levels to identify and map the nature of current and future vulnerability to long-term climate change so that appropriate policies and intervention can be designed and implemented. more

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Measuring Capacity

This paper attempts to help development practitioners unbundle the question, "what is the measure of capacity?" The paper presents a framework for better defining, capturing and communicating capacity development results. The framework begins with the end in mind – national development more

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Measuring Impacts of Sustainable Land Management

The GEF-funded project ‘Ensuring Impacts from SLM - Development of a Global Indicator System’ (KM:Land), developed a suite of global and project-level indicators to measure global environmental benefits and local livelihood benefits. The indicators and accompanying conceptual framework are now more

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Monitoring Guidelines of Capacity Development in GEF Projects

This publication outlines guidelines and a set of indicators to assess capacities built to achieve environmental sustainability. more

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Monitoring outcomes and impacts of capacity development in the water sector: a Cap-Net UNDP experience

Cap-Net UNDP is an international capacity development network for integrated water resources management (IWRM).   Cap-Net’s approach of working through regional and country networks is an effective method of drawing together various experts from different disciplines, more

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Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer: 20 Years Success

2007 marks the 20th anniversary of the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer - the international treaty that aims to protect the ozone layer. The publication focuses on UNDP's contribution to the Montreal Protocol process and highlights its ongoing commitment to the important more

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Morocco: Transhumance for Biodiversity Conservation in the Southern High Atlas

The Transhumance for Biodiversity Conservation in the Southern High Atlas (CBTHA) Project aims to conserve globally significant biodiversity in the productive landscape of the southern flank of the High Atlas through an innovative approach integrating pastoral range management with biodiversity more

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Mother Earth: Women and sustainable land management

The publication provides practitioners and policy-makers with practical guidance on the mainstreaming of gender considerations in sustainable land management (SLM). It argues that such approaches will not only provide women with a platform to fully engage in development, but will also enhance the more

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Multi-Stakeholder Decision-Making

This guidebook steers readers through constructing an adaptable and flexible multi-level, multi-sector, multi-stakeholder governance framework which is an essential tool for governments, practitioners, and concerned citizens to successfully develop and negotiate green, low-emission and more

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NCSA Final Reports, Action Plans and CCR

The following countries have made their Final Report, Action Plan, and Cross-Cutting Capacity Development Assessment Reports available.   Country Final Report and Action Plan Cross-Cutting Capacity Development Assessment Report A Afghanistan EN   Albania EN EN Algeria EN   Antigua more

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NCSA Resource Kit

Th e NCSA Resource Kit is compiled from materials and ideas drawn from a number of sources, including publications by the Global Environment Facility, United Nations Institute for Training and Research, United Nations Development Programme, United Nations Environment Programme. more

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NCSA Sub-Regional Workshops

Regional and sub-regional workshops facilitated the sharing of experiences and catalyzed the work of the NCSA country teams between 2004 and 2009. The workshops also helped clarify the broader development context of the NCSAs, such as demonstrating the linkages between the NCSAs and other capacity more

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Namibia: Strengthening the Protected Area Network

The Strengthening the Protected Area Network (SPAN) Project aims to strengthen the management effectiveness of the national protected area (PA) system in Namibia. The Project builds capacity for park management by removing existing barriers hindering the management performance of the PA system. The more

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