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Annual Reports
Asian Development Outlook 2001: Asia's Globalization Challenge
Asian Development Bank

Notwithstanding the less hospitable external environment, the Asian Development Outlook (ADO) 2001 is cautiously optimistic that the prospects for the Asian and Pacific region remain moderate and will improve by 2002. However, there are significant challenges that the region has to address including taking appropriate policies maintain stable macroeconomy promote prudent financial policies adopt sound regulatory practices There are also significant downside risks in the near-term outlook if the global slowdown persists.


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2001
Annual Reports
Asian Development Outlook 2001 Update
Asian Development Bank

The Asian Development Outlook 2001 Update examines the economic effects of the terror attacks on the United States and its aftermath on developing Asia and the Pacific economies. The 2001 Update: appraises the global economic slowdown, particularly the ICT cyclical downturn in the US that has broadened to other sectors, and describes how it has deepened into a general demand-driven cyclical slowdown, and affected Europe and Japan. carries an extensive analysis of recent economic developments in five Asia and Pacific subregions and 14 developing member countries. highlights the region's macroeconomic fundamentals relative to other regions in the world, which should ride out the global economic slowdown.


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2001
Policy and Strategy Documents
National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan (NBSAP)
United Nations Environment Programme

This National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan (NBSAP) for Afghanistan has been prepared by the National Environmental Protection Agency of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, with technical and advisory inputs from relevant government agencies, nongovernmental organizations, international development organizations and user groups at both national and provincial levels. The NBSAP’s purpose is two-fold: firstly, to provide the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan with a policy document that can help guide the development of the country’s future biodiversity conservation and management programming, and secondly to communicate biodiversity conservation priorities in Afghanistan to the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (a requirement of all countries acceding to the Convention), to other government agencies in Afghanistan, and to Afghanistan’s development partners.


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Factsheets
Cross-cutting Capacity Development
United Nations Environment Programme, Global Environment Facility

Despite population growth, increased urbanization, and accelerating climate change, we can reverse the damage that human activity has caused to our environment. With funding from the Global Environment Facility (GEF), UN Environment has established a high-impact portfolio of cross-cutting capacity development projects. Our aim is to build the capacity of countries to meet global environmental objectives and to ensure that the environment is a key consideration in decision-making in all efforts to achieve sustainable development.


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Factsheets
Mountain Partners: Increasing Community Resilience in Response to Severe Winters and Floods: Eco-DRR Project Fact Sheet: Afghanistan
United Nations Environment Programme

This is a site fact sheet for the Afghanistan ecosystem-based disaster risk reduction (Eco-DRR) project conducted by UNEP and the European Commission from 2012-2015. It highlights the project’s key partnerships, interventions and targets.


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Reports and Books, Policy and Strategy Documents
Recommended Strategy for Conflict Resolution of Competing High Pasture Claims of Settled and Nomadic Communities in Afghanistan
United Nations Environment Programme

The objective of this document is to lay out a possible road map through which conflicts between settled populations and nomads over access to summer pastures may begin to be resolved. It does not attempt to resolve the conflict but to lay out factors which need to be taken into account and to suggest a workable process. The overall goal is to advance peace and sustainable pasture utilization, impeded by these conflicts.The road-map is prepared for all stakeholders including settled and nomadic communities themselves and their traditional and political representatives.


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Manuals and Guides
An introductory guide to sources of traditional fodder and forage and usage
United Nations Environment Programme

This illustrated Field Guide is intended to introduce field workers and project managers, as well as those generally interested in the rural development of Afghanistan, to the field crops and wild plants on which farming and pastoral families feed their livestock, particularly through the winter. These crops and plants are cultivated, grazed and gathered as part of closely integrated traditional, but adaptive and resilient farming and pastoral systems. This guide is aimed at introducing teachers, students, field workers and managers to both the cultivated crops and wild fodder and forage plants that contribute to these often complex systems. IT should provide interesting and instructive to field students, extension officers, amateur botanists, community leaders and field project managers everywhere.


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Reports and Books, Manuals and Guides
Community-based Disaster Preparedness (CBDP) Toolkit: The Afghanistan Resilience Consortium’s Guide to Building Community-based Resilience to Natural Hazards and Climate Change in Afghanistan
United Nations Environment Programme, Afghanistan Resilience Consortium

The overall objective of the community-based disaster preparedness (CBDP) toolkit is to identify the short-, medium- and long-term actions that can be taken with a community in order to address the underlying vulnerabilities to natural hazards and climate change. In doing so, the CBDP toolkit builds upon the data generated by the ARC’s Hazard and Climate Vulnerability and Capacity Assessment (HCVCA) toolkit, which is the vehicle through which primary data on local community conditions, vulnerabilities, and capacities is collected.


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Reports and Books
Building Adaptive Capacity and Resilience to Climate Change in Afghanistan (LDCF) - Baseline Assessment Report
United Nations Environment Programme

This report presents the baseline conditions for the LDCF project, including specific baselines values for all project outcome and output level indicators. Data for this baseline research was collected from February – August 2014; sources of this data include: 1) focused literature reviews (government laws, policies, and strategies, as well as NGO reports); 2) structured interviews with representatives of six government agencies at the national level in Kabul and representatives of ten government agencies in all four target provinces of Badahkshan, Balkh, Bamyan, and Daikundi; 3) consultations with 22 non-governmental organizations and other stakeholders in all four target provinces; and 4) consultations with 30 local communities in all four target provinces.


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Reports and Books
A Guide to Afghanistan's 2007 Environment Law
United Nations Environment Programme

The purpose of this brochure is to give the Afghan people, and other interested persons, a basic overview as to why and how the Law was developed, and the implications of the Law for the ordinary person and the government. This brochure should therefore be read in conjunction with the Law itself (see Official Gazette No. 912, dated 25 January 2007).


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