Publications

Forestry

Societies could make better use of forests to conserve biodiversity, better provide for human well-being, and generate income, particularly for rural people this report states, but current investment in forests is far…

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Land management

Restoring land, soils, forests and other ecosystems would contribute more than one-third of the cost-effective climate change mitigation needed to limit global warming to 1.5°C while supporting biodiversity conservation,…

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SDGs

This report assesses the performance of OECD countries by looking at their current achievements, whether they have been moving towards or away from the targets, and how likely they are to meet their commitments by 2030.

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Youth

These guidelines provide practical “how to” steps to develop youth-focused and youth-sensitive investment programmes that see youth as partners in rural development throughout all phases of the investment programme…

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Water

If current progress trends continue, very few African Union member states may achieve universal access to safely managed drinking water, safely managed sanitation or basic hygiene services by 2030, this report states.

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Women

The report sheds light on the millions of women facing unintended pregnancies, and expects that conflicts and crisis are making the situation worse. This human rights crisis has profound consequences for societies, women…

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Water

Dependence on groundwater is expected to rise as surface water availability becomes increasingly limited due to climate change. Groundwater is often the most cost-effective way of providing a secure supply of water to…

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ICT

New digital technologies have the potential to boost agricultural productivity in sub-Saharan countries. This report provides an overview of the status of digitalisation in the region, focusing on the transformation in…

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Disasters

Wildfires and climate change are mutually exacerbating, this report warns and calls governments to radically shift their investments in wildfires to focus on prevention and preparedness.

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Food security

This book presents the lessons learned on food security and food systems resilience during the COVID-19 pandemic and shows how experience of the pandemic can help us achieve more sustainable, inclusive, and resilient…

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