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Welcome to our searchable document library. Already packed with high quality knowledge products relating to our key thematic areas of Climate & Environment, Infrastructure and Livelihoods -- it's growing by the day. So whether you're after a specific piece of information or you want to browse the collection, we're confident you'll find something of interest here.

The brief online summaries of each document give a useful overview of major findings and implications, and, where available, you'll also find a link to a downloadable copy of each text in full -- simply click on the PDF or Excel icon where you see it.


PDF icon1.0MBFinal report: Understanding the role of publicly funded premium subsidies in disaster risk insurance in developing countriesvivideconomics; Surminski Consulting; Callund Consulting201687 pp.This report investigates the role of public premium subsidies in increasing the uptake of disaster insurance. In particular, it investigates the effectiveness of premium subsidies as a mechanism for increasing demand for disaster insurance schemes.disaster risk management, insurance, literature reviews, natural disasters, prices, subsidiesConsultancy Reports, Environment, Livelihoods16/12/16
PDF icon40KBExpert advice on the climate change portfolioAnon.20161 pp.This is a brief synopsis of the “Expert advice on the climate change portfolio” consultancy, which was completed for DFID by Evidence on Demand in April 2016.climate change, programmesClimate, Consultancy Reports, Evidence Summaries30/11/16
PDF iconXLS icon497KB339KBEnergy Africa – Mozambique. Technical assistance to model and analyse the economic effects of VAT and tariffs on picoPV products, solar home systems and improved cookstovesRobinson, P.; Tipping, A.201627 pp. + 16 pp.This study has been commissioned to analyse the costs and benefits of removal of Value Added Tax (VAT) and import duties on household energy products of considerable importance to the majority of the population of Mozambique – solar photovoltaic (PV) lanterns, solar home systems and improved cookstoves to reduce firewood and/or charcoal requirements.benefits, cooking, costs, economic models, household energy, solar energy, stoves, tariffs, value added taxMozambiqueClimate, Consultancy Reports, Environment, Livelihoods10/11/16
PDF iconPDF icon3.0MB334KBTopic Resources. Infrastructure, health and environmental impacts: a nexus?Stockholm Environment Institute201686 + 11 pp.This presentation considers 4 examples of environmental risk factors to human health: air pollution; agrochemicals; waste; and human health and wellbeing in an urban context. These all create significant ‘emissions/waste’ or ‘unhealthy environments’ that produce substantial risk factors linked to negative human health outcomes.
agrochemicals, air pollution, environmental impact, health impact, infrastructure, urban environment, wastes, waste managementEnvironment, Infrastructure, Topic Guides09/11/16
PDF icon2.0MBTen frontier technologies for international developmentRamalingam, B.; Hernandez, K.; Prieto Martin, P.; Faith, B.2016120 pp.This report is based on an extensive review of the literature on ten selected frontier technologies in the five areas - Manufacturing and consumption; Connectivity; Transportation and Logistics; Fresh Water; and Clean Energy and Air - as well as consultations with expert informants. It focuses on the potential of these technologies to positively contribute to development and humanitarian efforts.air pollution, collaboration, clean energy, international development, internet, manufacturing, new technologies, literature reviews, transport, waterClimate, Environment, Infrastructure, Livelihoods, Topic Guides08/11/16
PDF icon1.0MBLearning Materials: Leaving no-one behind in the climate and environment contextMittal,N.; Perera, N.; Korkeala, O.201673 pp.In September 2015, the governments of 193 countries came together and agreed on 'Agenda 2030', a charter of 17 Sustainable Development Goals (the SDGs), and made a commitment to ‘leaving no-one behind’. This commitment is to ensure that everyone is able to benefit from sustainable development processes and that no goal is deemed to be met unless met for all.These Learning Materials aim to help DFID advisers understand the concept of ‘leave no-one behind’ (LNB), and how climate and environment interventions can contribute to this objective.access to services, case studies, climate change, empowerment, environmental change, infrastructure, social inclusion, Sustainable Development Goals, vulnerable groupsClimate, Environment, Infrastructure, Livelihoods, Topic Guides08/11/16
PDF icon826KBElectronic waste (e-waste) impacts and mitigation options in the off-grid renewable energy sectorMagalini, F.; Sinha-Khetriwal, D.; Rochat, D.; Huismann, J.; Munyambu, S.; Oliech, J.; Nnorom, I.C.; Mbera, O.201661 pp.This report looks at the impacts of off-grid solar household products at the end-of-life; the legal framework and recycling infrastructure in Africa, and lessons learned from country case studies in Kenya, Rwanda and Nigeria. A number of policy recommendations are made.case studies, economic impact, infrastructure, lessons learned, recycling, renewable energy, solar energy, wastesAfrica, Kenya, Nigeria, RwandaConsultancy Reports, Environment, Infrastructure26/10/16
PDF icon320KBQuick Guide: Capacity of implementing agents and partners to manage climate and environment risksAnon.20161 pp.This document provides an entry point to an interactive guide to assessing the Capacity of Implementing Agents and Partners to Manage Climate and Environment Risks.climate, environment, programmes, risks, risk managementClimate, Environment, Topic Guides20/10/16
PDF icon1.0MBTopic Guide: Irrigation infrastructure for sustainable and improved agricultural productivityMakin, I.W.201664 pp.The purpose of this Topic Guide is to provide basic information and stimulate thinking about: (i) irrigated agricultural systems and interventions to achieve sustainable increases in agricultural productivity, and (ii) how interventions in irrigation infrastructure and services can be designed and implemented to provide foundations for sustainable agricultural productivity and poverty reduction.agricultural production, infrastructure, investment, irrigation, poverty reduction, sustainable agriculture, water resources managementSub-Saharan AfricaInfrastructure, Livelihoods, Topic Guides18/10/16
PDF icon473KBTopic Guide: Earth observation in climate and environment development programmesAnon.20162 pp.This document provides a summary of the “Topic Guide on Earth Observation in Climate and Environment Development Programmes”. In order to maximise the visual impact of EO data, as well as link out to a wide range of examples and case studies, this Topic Guide has been produced in Sway as an online, interactive report.climate, data collection, development programmes, environment, satellite imagery, satellitesClimate, Environment, Topic Guides29/09/16