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Central Asia

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Central Asia

  • ECO Consult Sepp & Busacker Partnerschaft

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    Germany
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    Network Member
    Knowledge Partner

    ECO Consult Sepp & Busacker Partnerschaft was founded in the year of the UN Rio Summit in 1992. ECO, offers integrated advisory services for developing countries and countries in transition. ECO is among Germany’s leading international consultants to offer independent technical advise for sustainable development in the environment and social sectors, particularly in the fields of REDD+ and wood energy, along the value-chain from the production to the end-users, including innovative stove and carbonization technologies.

  • 2014-2015 Global food policy report

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    This 2014–2015 Global Food Policy Report is the fourth in an annual series that provides a comprehensive overview of major food policy developments and events. In this report, distinguished researchers, policymakers, and practitioners review what happened in food policy in 2014 at the global, regional, and national levels, and—supported by the latest knowledge and research—explain why. This year’s report is the first to also look forward a year, offering analysis of the potential opportunities and challenges that we will face in achieving food and nutrition security in 2015.

  • 2016 Global Food Policy Report

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    The Global Food Policy Report is IFPRI’s flagship publication. This year’s annual report examines major food policy issues, global and regional developments, and commitments made in 2015, and presents data on key food policy indicators. The report also proposes key policy options for 2016 and beyond to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. In 2015, the global community made major commitments on sustainable development and climate change.

  • Regional developments

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    In addition to global events and food policy changes, 2015 also saw important developments with potentially wide repercussions in individual countries and regions. This chapter offers perspectives on major food policy developments across the major regions: Africa, the Middle East and North Africa, Central Asia, South Asia, East Asia, and Latin America and the Caribbean.

  • Doing Business Economy Profile 2016 : Indonesia - Measuring Regulatory Quality and Efficiency

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    This economy profile presents the Doing Business indicators for Indonesia. In a series of annual reports, Doing Business presents quantitative indicators on business regulations and the protection of property rights that can be compared across 189 economies, from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, over time.

    The data set covers 47 economies in Sub-Saharan Africa, 32 in Latin America and the Caribbean, 25 in East Asia and the Pacific, 25 in Eastern Europe and Central Asia, 20 in the Middle East and North Africa and 8 in South Asia, as well as 32 OECD high-income economies.

  • Integrated Urban Water Management - Lessons and Recommendations from Regional Experiences in Latin America, Central Asia, and Africa

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    The purpose of this working paper is to review a set of Integrated Urban Water Management (IUWM) initiatives and pilot studies funded by the World Bank’s Water Partnership Program (WPP) in Latin America and the Caribbean, Europe, and Central Asia and sub-Saharan Africa. 

    The report is structured into three chapters:
    (1)    Introduces the main concepts of IUWM
    (2)    Reviews the findings of 10 case studies 
    (3)    Puts forward recommendations to sustain and enhance the scope of IUWM activities

  • Managing Aquifer Recharge: The Solution for Water Shortage in Fergana Valley

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    This document examines the approach of managed aquifer recharge (MAR) in the upstream of Fergana Valley in Central Asia with a view to adapt to global and socio-economic changes. The study follows a stepwise procedure of implementing MAR in the Fergana Valley, starting from the regional assessment of the MAR potential to testing MAR at the pilot scale through field and modelling studies. This report proposes a major shift in the focus of development projects in the Fergana Valley, from rehabilitation of dense drainage systems to groundwater development for irrigation and MAR.

  • Climate change in a small transboundary tributary of the Syr Darya calls for effective cooperation and adaptation.

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    This article focuses on cooperative adaptation strategies at the community, water user association, district, and national levels along the Khojabakirgansai, a small transboundary tributary of the Syr Darya in Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan. Data were collected in the basin through in-depth expert interviews, site visits, and household surveys, and were triangulated with climate change data from the available literature. Basin inhabitants cooperate on extreme events that are exacerbated by climate change, including water scarcity, droughts, and flash floods.

  • Enabling renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies: Opportunities in Eastern Europe, Caucasus, Central Asia, Southern and Eastern Mediterranean

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    This publication considers policy options for supporting the deployment of renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies (RE&EET), as well as the surrounding factors that can support – or indeed impede – the successful implementation of such support policies.

    The paper gives particular consideration to the Southern and Eastern Mediterranean (SEMED) region and the Early Transition Countries (ETC), while drawing on energy policy experiences globally.