Rising geopolitical and geo-economic tensions are the most urgent risk in 2019, says this report. Moreover, environmental degradation, partly related to climate, and rapidly evolving cyber and technological threats are the most...more

Rural development


A new FAO publication gives recommendations on how we can improve our food systems. According to the authors, achieving sustainable agriculture requires an integrated approach.more



Food production in Africa still relies almost exclusively on rain-fed agriculture, leaving farmers and rural communities vulnerable to extreme climate conditions. Yet there is vast potential to scale-up irrigation, particularly...more



This study published by the World Bank and CIAT charts strengths, weaknesses and barriers to adoption of climate-smart agriculture in an effort to unlock investment.more



External finance to poor countries is declining despite a promise by the international community three years ago to increase development finance flows, in particular through private investment, according to a new OECD report.more

Food systems


This publication by researchers from CIRAD and INRA combines theoretical contributions on innovation in agricultural and food systems with iconic case studies to illustrate its observations and discussions.more

To leave no one behind, business-as-usual development co-operation will not suffice according to the authors of the „Development Co-operation Report 2018“. Development co-operation frame-works need to be updated to achieve the...more



The 2018 Global Nutrition Report reveals that malnutrition is unacceptably high and affects every country in the world, but that there is also an unprecedented opportunity to end it.more

The report, published by OECD, concludes that development strategies must do more to embrace the multidimensionality of development, acknowledging the fact that growth does not automatically yield improvements in well-being.more

Food security


Global food systems are failing humanity and speeding up climate change, according to a new report from 130 national academies published in November 2018 in the foreground to COP24.more



This publication details global energy trends and what possible impact they will have on supply and demand, carbon emissions, air pollution, and energy access. The scenario-based analysis outlines different possible futures for...more



The 2018 WorldRiskReport is dedicated to “Child Protection and Children’s Rights”. It includes the WorldRiskIndex indicating 172 countries risk getting hit by an extreme natural event leading to a disaster.more

Development policy


The World Bank published the 16th edition of the “Doing Business Report 2019” comparing 190 economies with regard to regulations and business development.more



In six different sections, the UNFPA report looks at the choice of having children, reproductive rights and fertility rates and compares demographic transitions across the globe.more



The global network REN21, with over 900 international experts, has published the Renewables 2018 Global Status Report. Key findings are that innovations towards a renewable energy future exist, but and not fast enough to reduce...more

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