Integrated Drylands Development Programme (IDDP)
IDDP is the UNDP's integrated approach to poverty alleviation and sustainable land management in the drylands. The programme was developed by the former Drylands Development Centre in 2002 and implemented until 2017.
IDDP took a people-centered approach and aimed to help dryland countries meet Sustainable Development Goals, particularly SDG Target 15.3:
“By 2030, combat desertification, restore degraded land and soil, including land affected by desertification, drought and floods, and strive to achieve a land degradation neutral world.”
IDDP addressed three interlinked areas of importance to drylands development:
- Mainstreaming drylands issues, climate change adaptation and mitigation into national policies, planning and development frameworks and contributing to the effective implementation of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD);
- Enhancing livelihoods of drylands communities through capacity building, livelihood diversification, networking and value chain development; and
- Improving governance and management of natural resources with emphasis on sustainable land and water management at the local level.
Programme of Catalytic Support to Implement the Convention to Combat Desertification in West Asia and North Africa
This is the Arab States component of the IDDP financed by the Government of Finland. The programme aims to support the UNCCD implementation and drylands development in West Asia and North Africa, leading to improved livelihoods and ecosystems. more
The objective of the project is to mitigate the risks of drought and improve human livelihoods in Africa and Asia by creating an enabling environment for inter-regional knowledge sharing among drought-prone countries and facilitating the up-scaling of proven DRM best practices in the two regions. more