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sustainable development

Development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.
 

Source: FAO

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Institutional & promotional materials
September 2003
Latin America and the Caribbean

El mejoramiento de la calidad y la cobertura de los servicios públicos se ha transformado en una prioridad que debe considerarse al momento de diseñar las políticas sociales que permitan a los habitantes de América Latina y el Caribe superar la pobreza, elevar su calidad de vida y acceder al desarrollo económico y social.

Reports & Research
September 2003
Africa

Contains a critical analysis of the Report of the Presidential Commission of Inquiry into the Land Law System of Kenya – sampled reactions; land issues at the plenary of the National Constitutional Conference at the Bomas of Kenya; the Njonjo Commission Report at close scrutiny – a pastoralist’s view; co-ownership is passed as family land right in Uganda; the Report of the Presidential Commissi

January 2003
Botswana
Sub-Saharan Africa

Mineral wealth often detracts from, rather than enhances, the economic performance of developing countries, a phenomenon known as the “resource curse”. The need to finance basic government expenditure, as well as rent-seeking behaviour by individuals and interest groups, puts pressure on developing country governments to spend mineral revenues rather than reinvest them.

January 2003
India
Sudan
Sub-Saharan Africa
Southern Asia

This information paper illustrates sustainable dryland management practises in communities vulnerable to climate change with case studies in India and the Sudan.In both cases the adaptation programme is presented, including infrastructural strategy and social involvement, followed by results of the programme, subsequent impact on the community and examples of further achievements and successes

January 2003

This paper starts from the optimistic assumption that the policies required for environmentally sustainable economic development are known but difficulties surround their implementation. The paper argues that in the low-income countries differences in the natural resource endowment are an important and hitherto neglected cause of tardy environmental policy improvements.

January 2003
Mozambique
Sub-Saharan Africa

What does community based natural resource management (CBNRM) mean for Mozambique's poor?Through the case study of Derre Forest Reserve in Zambezia province, this paper explores the theory and practice of CBNRM, an approach which has been widely promoted in southern Africa, and is central to elements of the Mozambican forestry and wildlife policy of 1999.The paper examines the history of commun

January 2003

This document summarises the main points in the conclusions and recommendations sections of the World Bank’s Final Report of the Extractive Industries Review (EIR).

January 2003

The World Bank Group (WBG) has the potential to improve the contribution of extractive industries (EI) to sustainable development and poverty reduction.

January 2003
Kenya
Burkina Faso
Morocco
South Africa
Mali
China
Mauritania
India
Senegal
Sudan
Niger
Oceania
Western Asia
Sub-Saharan Africa
Northern Africa
Eastern Asia
Southern Asia

With an estimated 40 percent of people in Africa, South America and Asia living in drylands, land degradation poses a significant threat to food security and survival. This report looks at the relationship between gender and dryland management based on an analysis of field experiences in Africa and Asia.

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