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IISD's Sustainable Investment team provides customized training, workshops, and advice to developing countries across the world.
Exploring how adopting voluntary sustainability standards for staple crops can help achieve regional policy objectives in East Africa.
This report reviews existing net-zero commitments and circular economy plans and assesses the potential impact of core components of such policies on developing country exports.
Conducting Gender Analysis to Inform National Adaptation Plan (NAP) Processes: Reflections from six African countries
This briefing note describes the rationale and approach that we have taken in supporting NAP-focused gender analyses in six African countries (Benin, Côte d’Ivoire, Ethiopia, Guinea-Conakry, Madagascar and Togo).
Enabling Voices, Demanding Rights: A guide to gender-sensitive community engagement in large-scale land-based investment in agriculture
This guide was prepared jointly by IISD and Oxfam in response to the adverse impacts that large-scale land-based investments in the agricultural sector have often had on women. It also provides suggested options that communities can use to respond to this challenge.
Africa has seen the emergence of 36 agricultural growth poles and 9 corridors over the past 15 years. They cover at least 3.5 million hectares of land in 23 countries. Ensuring that the new wave of agropoles and growth corridors is effective requires robust policies, laws and practices to ensure that a possible new trend of investment helps Africa achieve the sustainable development goals the continent has set.
sNAPshot | Information Sharing for Adaptation Planning at Subnational Levels: South Africa's Let's Respond Toolkit
This sNAPshot policy brief explores South Africa's approach to information sharing in the National Adaptation Plan (NAP) process to promote vertical integration, which is the process of linking national and subnational adaptation planning, implementation, and monitoring and evaluation.
This sNAPshot policy brief explores Sudan's approach to developing capacity for subnational adaptation action, which supports the National Adaptation Plan (NAP) process.