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Apr 24, 2015

For the third consecutive year the Government of Malawi has included a chapter on environmental sustainability in its annual budget guidelines. Building on the introduction of a similar chapter in the 2013/14 and 2014/15 budget guidelines, enhanced emphasis this year...

Apr 07, 2015

Economic growth, driven by investments in key natural sectors, is a major priority for the Government of Myanmar. Investments are seen as promising greater employment opportunities and improved well-being of local citizens. With countries around the world showing...

Mar 02, 2015

 

The Government of Burkina Faso is determined to promote sustainable development as a path to economic growth and poverty reduction. Unsustainable use of environment and natural resources, over-use of chemicals and plastic waste is causing environmental as well as social problems...

Feb 24, 2015

Mali’s economy relies heavily on the primary sector (agriculture, livestock, fisheries), which contributes to more than 44% of the GDP. However, the country faces numerous environmental constraints which prevent the country from reaching its development goals. Strategies for how to address the...

Feb 20, 2015

 

Climate change has exacerbated desertification in Mauritania which has negatively impacted the national economy and greatly contributed to the impoverishment of the most vulnerable groups. The high pressure on resources coupled with poor environmental governance impedes the...

Feb 20, 2015

Rwanda, the country of a thousand hills, is a densely populated country whose economy and food security largely depend on agricultural production carried out on steep slopes. Partly as a result of the improper use of fertilizers and soil erosion from the slopes most rivers and streams that...

Jan 22, 2015

The rapid expansion of Mozambique’s extractive industry sector holds great promise but also presents enormous challenges that would largely determine the human development trajectory of the country in the years to come. The Government of Mozambique considers it of paramount importance to ensure...

Dec 14, 2014

Lima, 6 December 2014 - A large audience attended an interactive exchange of experience and dialogue led by Mariano Castro,...

Dec 09, 2014

Malawi’s national parks and its wildlife generate important revenues for the Government. Nature-based tourism has been estimated to contribute to 2.7% of GDP and is one of the principal foreign exchange earners for the country according to an economic valuation of...

Dec 06, 2014

A vital round of United Nations climate change negotiations will get underway in Lima, Peru, in December. This will mark a significant milestone for the crucial Paris Summit on climate change that is a year away. The summit will determine if a global deal on climate is possible. As government...

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