Rural development

18.10.2017

Rural areas are key to economic growth in developing countries, according to the report. Thus, millions of young people in developing countries who are poised to enter the labour force in the coming decades need not flee rural...more

Water

11.10.2017

Better water management can make a major contribution to Africa’s development and to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). A new report calls on decision-makers to prioritise better management of water and gives...more

Land use

04.10.2017

Consumption of the earth's natural reserves has doubled in the last 30 years, with a third of the planet's land now severely degraded, according to the Global Land Outlook. Better land use and management are critical for...more

Food security

27.09.2017

The annual UN report has been re-geared to reflect the SDGs agenda's broader view on hunger and all forms of malnutrition. It states that the world hunger is on the rise again, mainly driven by conflict and climate change. more

Trade

20.09.2017

This book, published by IFPRI, is devoted to the relationship between the global trading system and food security. The authors believe that international trade can make an important contribution to reducing food insecurity more

Food security

13.09.2017

A new report published by the World Food Programme provides a comprehensive quantitative and qualitative analysis of trends, challenges and innovative solutions in food assistance.more

Tourism

06.09.2017

Published in the UN Year of Sustainable Tourism, a new report states that tourism can be a strong driver in the development of LDC economies. The report refers to the capacity of tourism to create jobs and therefore to create...more

Trade

30.08.2017

A report commissioned via the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States, the European Union and IFPRI, the International Food Policy Research Institute, takes a look at African agricultural trade and its prospects for the...more

Climate change

16.08.2017

A new report by the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) provides an overview of the multiple climate hazard risks in South Asia. It suggests methods for mapping such risks and estimating their impacts on people and...more

Climate change

09.08.2017

Climate change would severely affect future growth in Asia, reverse current development gains, and degrade quality of life, according to a new report by ADB and PIK. more

Climate change

02.08.2017

A new OECD publication describes how low-emission and climate-resilient development can be achieved without compromising economic growth, competitiveness or well-being. The authors therefore call for shifting investment capital...more

SDGs

26.07.2017

Published on the 10th July, the opening day of the High Level Panel on Sustainable Development in New York, USA, “Spotlight on Sustainable Development 2017” provides a comprehensive assessment of the 2030 Agenda and the...more

Food prices

19.07.2017

Experts from OECD and FAO see slower growth in food demand and infer that this could keep world food prices low in the coming years.more

Environment

13.07.2017

What is the state of transparency and accountability in the forestry sector in developing countries? And what influence are European Union policies having on national forest policies? The World Agroforestry Center has had a look...more

This annual OECD report takes a look at agricultural policies in over fifty countries. It includes a broad overview of the current situation and gives recommendations for the future.more

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