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Guidelines: Ensuring Impacts from SLM – Development of a Global Indicator System

The guidelines, by the GEF-funded project ‘Ensuring Impacts from SLM - Development of a Global Indicator System’, presents a set of four global impact indicators and their methodologies which, when taken together, can be used to determine the trends in combating land degradation and desertificationmore

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Handbook for Conducting Technology Needs Assessment for Climate Change

This advance document of the updated Technology Needs Assessment Handbook (TNA) provides a detailed framework for the development and implementation of technology needs assessments and in particular in the development of technology programmes and strategies in developing countries. more

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Harnessing local environmental knowledge in East Africa

The publication, published in partnership between UNDP and SIDA's Regional Land Management Unit (RELMA), presents the outcome of a regional workshop held in February 1999 in Tanzania with participation by NGOs and farmer innovators from the three countries, key national and international partnersmore

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Heating in Transition

The publication is the third issue of UNDP/GEF 'Lessons for the Future' series and it focuses on the evolution of the barrier removal model for service delivery, emerging trends in project financing and management issues relevant to heating projects. The analysis refers primarily to the 20 heatingmore

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Implementing the MDGs in the Drylands of the World

The paper highlights the economic and ecological potential of drylands, as well as the vast information accumulated over the last few decades on their strategic importance to national development and meeting the MDG targets. It advocates for a new strategy for catalyzing and fast-trackingmore

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Improving Market Access for Dryland Commodities in East Africa: Synthesis Report

The report is based on the findings of a baseline survey carried out in four cross-border sites of global biodiversity significance in East Africa. The survey aimed to establish which dryland commodities might have sufficient market potential to lead to an improvement in livelihoods, while enablingmore

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LP Gas Applications for Rural Energy Development

The brochure details the benefits of LPG gas in rural development. It explores the aspects of rural access, cooking use, productive services, food preparation and processing, community services and the powering of the local economy. more

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LP Gas Rural Energy Challenge

LP Gas Rural Energy Challenge is a public-private partnership initiative between UNDP and the World LP Gas Association. The brochure provides a brief overview of the initiative's objectives, partnership approach, and in-country operations. more

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Land Rights Reform and Governance in Africa: How to make it Work in the 21st Century?

The main argument of this paper is that insecurity of land tenure is a socio-political condition that can be made and unmade. It points out the need for a more action-based and community driven evolutionary process for land rights reform and governance in Africa. The publication focuses on Africamore

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Land Rights for African Development: From Knowledge to Action

In 2005, UNDPs Drylands Development Center and the International Land Coalition hosted a workshop that addressed key land tenure issues in Africa that influence food security, environmental sustainability, agricultural intensification, conflict, peace building and broader rural development. Thismore

Fast Facts - Universal Energy Access

Universal access to modern energy services is achievable by 2030. There are no fundamental technical barriers, and proven and innovative solutions exist. The capital investment required for universal energy access represents only around 3 per cent of the total global energy investment. Governments must make universal energy access a top political priority. Practical, effective and large-scale actions are needed to invest in capacity development, mobilize public-private partnerships and massively scale up successful and innovative solutions to overcome extreme energy poverty.