Payments for ecosystem services (PES) provide a market based instrument to motivate changes in land use that degrade ecosystem services. This investigation sought to better understand how effective PES schemes are in meeting the goals of safeguarding ecosystem services, while also benefitting local livelihoods and ensuring pro-poor outcomes.Based on an internet survey of 36 PES projects, including water-bio-diversity and carbon- leading attributes, and analysis of a sub-set of nine case studies, we explore a range of insights and commonalities between projects.
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Library ResourceJanuary, 2013Kenya, Laos, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mozambique, India, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Latin America and the Caribbean, Sub-Saharan Africa
Library ResourceJanuary, 2013Indonesia, India, Malawi
Wage levels are an issue of concern across the globe as individuals, companies and governments wrestle with how wages paid to workers relate to costs of living, corporate and national competitiveness, profitability and broader macroeconomic trends and challenges.
This report examines wages in the tea industry with a focus in three case study areas: Malawi, West Java (Indonesia) and Assam (India). It looks at hired labour on plantations and, in particular, tea pluckers.
Library ResourceJanuary, 2013India, Kenya, China
Through the analysis of newspaper articles and a survey of journalists, this publication identifies gaps and highlights differences in how the media portray pastoralism in Kenya, China and India. In discussing their methodology, the authors note that their reliance on national, English-language publications meant that they were not able to include data from vernacular language press in pastoral regions.Although able to make significant contributions to food security, livelihoods and economic prosperity, the benefits of pastoralism often go unnoticed.
Library ResourceJanuary, 2014South Africa, China, India, Russia, Brazil, Sub-Saharan Africa, Western Asia, Northern Africa
There is a general consensus among academics, politicians and social movements, that BRICS as ‘new donors’ are increasing both their quantitative and qualitative role in defining what is considered to be ‘the world economic order’.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchAugust, 2013India, Mozambique, Africa, Asia, Southern Asia, Southern Africa
Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2013Bangladesh, Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Ghana, India, Kenya, Mali, Nepal, Niger, Senegal, Tanzania, Uganda, Africa, Asia, Eastern Africa, Southern Asia, Western Africa
This meta-synthesis of national climate change adaptation plans, policies and processes spans twelve countries at various stages of adaptation planning and implementation, in three priority CCAFS regions: West Africa (Burkina Faso, Ghana, Mali, Niger, Se?negal), East Africa (Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda) and South Asia (Bangladesh, India, Nepal).
Library ResourceJuly, 2013India, Mozambique
Various authors have identified the potential relevance of innovation system approaches for inclusive innovation, i.e. the means by which new goods and services are developed for and by the poor. However, it is still a question how best to operationalize this. Innovation platforms are a way of operationalizing interaction and learning among actors, and enable reshaping of relations and institutions.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchJuly, 2013Brazil, Canada, China, Denmark, India, Niger, Tanzania, Vietnam, Central America, South America, Northern America, Southern Asia, South-Eastern Asia, Western Africa, Africa, Asia, Eastern Asia, Eastern Africa
This paper identifies sixteen cases of large-scale actions in the agriculture and forestry sectors that have adaptation and/or mitigation outcomes, and distils lessons from the cases. The cases cover policy and strategy development (including where climate-smart objectives were not the initial aim), climate risk management through insurance, weather information services and social protection, and agricultural initiatives that have a strong link to climate change adaptation and mitigation.
Key lessons learned include:
Library ResourceTraining Resources & ToolsJune, 2013India, Mozambique
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2013Indonesia, Kenya, India, Tunisia, China
The impact of land use changes on sustainable development is of increasing interest in many regions of the world. This study aimed to test the transferability of the Framework for Participatory Impact Assessment (FoPIA), which was originally developed in the European context, to developing countries, in which lack of data often prevents the use of data-driven impact assessment methods. The core aspect of FoPIA is the stakeholder-based assessment of alternative land use scenarios.
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