How would environmentally sustainable development look if it was gender-sensitive? This report argues that much mainstream literature on environmentally sustainable development has ignored the gender dimensions. Where women have been the target of programmes, they have been seen as natural managers of environmental resources. A gender analysis is important because gender relations affect the ways in which poor men and women manage natural resources.
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Library ResourceReports & ResearchOctober, 1997Global
Library ResourceConstitutionDecember, 1997Eritrea
The constitution was unanimously approved by a Constituent Assembly. It has never been entirely put into force.
Library ResourceConstitutionDecember, 1997Poland
The National Assembly approved the constitution which was drafted by a Constitutional Committee.
Library ResourceJanuary, 1998Europe
Paper defines a strategy for forest sector development, and translates it for practical application. In response to the causes of deforestation and desertification, which are rooted in a complex web of socio-economic factors (both inside and, mainly, outside the forests) these guidelines are centred on the needs of people living in and making a living from forests. Sustainable forest management is based on economic, environmental, social and cultural criteria and indicators.
Library ResourceJanuary, 1998
To achieve an integrated approach to the planning and management of land resources, cooperation among experts from the
disciplines involved and integration of the respective results are required in order to identify and evaluate all biophysical, socio-economic and
legal attributes of the land. The glossary aims to contribute to the development of a common technical language. The terms, methods and
Library ResourceConference Papers & ReportsSeptember, 1997
This is the address to the Board of Governors, delivered by Mr. James D. Wolfensohn, President of the World Bank, in Hong Kong, China, on September 23, 1997. This year's core theme is the challenge of inclusion, bringing people into society who have never been part of it before, the main reason why the World Bank Group exists. On reviewing the state of development circa 1997: despite improved social indicators, the rapid rise in life expectancy levels, and freedom ascending, much still needs to be improved.
Library ResourceJanuary, 1997Sub-Saharan Africa
This paper draws out the key links between land tenure and poverty eradication. The author argues that in countries where land distribution remains highly inequitable, effectively designed and targeted, it could be a key component of anti-poverty strategies, but significant complementary measures, notably agrarian support services, are also required to achieve real impacts, together with investments in employment and economic diversification.