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World Resources 2008: Roots of Resilience - Growing the Wealth of the PoorWorld Resources 2008: Roots of Resilience - Growing the Wealth of the Poor
The principles presented in the World Resources 2008 repor offers a way to screen development initiatives to ensure they best serve the poor by including investments in long-term conservation of the planet's natural wealth. Using community based natural resources management and support to rural enterprises ensures a new direction for the future.
Available online at: http://www.wri.org/publication/world-resources-2008-roots-of-resilience
The composition and levels of wealth per capita for low-income countries The composition and levels of wealth per capita for low-income countries
In low-income countries, the natural section represents a quarter of the total wealth, this represents the land that is managed either by household, individual or communally, and the potential for generating income. Physical capital, represents a much smaller share as people will have less potential, compared to higher income countries, to acquire equipment, structures and infrastructure.
11 Jul 2006 - by Hugo Ahlenius, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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Poverty in Guatemala - rural and urban differences, 2000 and 2002 Poverty in Guatemala - rural and urban differences, 2000 and 2002
Guatemala, a country of 13 million inhabitants in Central America with some 30% of the population living in poverty. Despite economic growth, many social problems remain in Guatemala - one of the 10 poorest countries in Latin America. The distribution of income is highly unequal and there are vast differences in poverty and livelihoods between urban and rural areas, as presented in this figure. The classes in this figure represent: the 'extreme p...
11 Jul 2006 - by Hugo Ahlenius, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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The greening of Niger - trends in vegetation The greening of Niger - trends in vegetation
The Sahel region of Africa, a belt of savanna ecoregion south of the Sahara desert, stretched from coast to coast. This region is not only known for long spells of drought (and desertification), but also from housing some of the World's poorest countries. Recent trends show good signs on the recovery of the region, and the relative vegetation index (NDVI) presented for the country of Niger in this map shows increases in the period from 1982 to 19...
07 Nov 2006 - by Hugo Ahlenius, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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Income from participants in the MACH study, Bangladesh Income from participants in the MACH study, Bangladesh
Income from participants in the MACH study, Bangladesh
11 Jul 2006 - by Hugo Ahlenius, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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Lake Chad - decrease in area 1963, 1973, 1987, 1997 and 2001 Lake Chad - decrease in area 1963, 1973, 1987, 1997 and 2001
Straddling the borders of Nigeria, Chad, Niger and Cameroon in West Africa, Lake Chad has been a source of freshwater for irrigation projects in all these countries. This graphic traces the shrinkage of Lake Chad and changes in vegetation from 1963 to 2001. It includes maps of the lake from 1963, 1973, 1987, 1997 and 2001. Climatic changes and high demands for agricultural water are responsible for the lake's shrinkage.
11 Jul 2006 - by Philippe Rekacewicz and Hugo Ahlenius UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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Employment, by logging concession, for the Guatemala Maya Biosphere (MAB) Employment, by logging concession, for the Guatemala Maya Biosphere (MAB)
Employment, by logging concession, for the Guatemala Maya Biosphere (MAB)
11 Jul 2006 - by Hugo Ahlenius, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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Status of land tenure and property rights, 2005 Status of land tenure and property rights, 2005
Strong property rights have been found to be associated with increased economic growth. The study behind the data in the map examined the status on land ownership in selected countries, and created an index on the degree of concern. Strong rights to land empowers communities and families, and enables them to take charge over their future.
11 Jul 2006 - by Hugo Ahlenius, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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Fish yield and fish sanctuaries, MACH sites Fish yield and fish sanctuaries, MACH sites
Continous monitoring of fish yields have increased since the MACH project start in 1998, with a more than doubled yield in 2004 compared to 1999. Part of the project has been for the communities to establish fish sanctuaries to enable re-spawning and over-wintering of fish.
11 Jul 2006 - by Hugo Ahlenius, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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Namibia case study locator map, with protected areas network Namibia case study locator map, with protected areas network
Namibia case study locator map, with protected areas network
11 Jul 2006 - by Hugo Ahlenius, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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India, income from crops India, income from crops
India, income from crops, irrigation case study etc
11 Jul 2006 - by Hugo Ahlenius, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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Water economies, India - formal vs informal Water economies, India - formal vs informal
Formal and informal, differences and sizes in ratio - related to regulation and control, as well as market mechanisms. India compared to industrialized countries.
11 Jul 2006 - by Hugo Ahlenius, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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Tanzania case study, locator map Tanzania case study, locator map
Tanzania case study, locator map
11 Jul 2006 - by Hugo Ahlenius, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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Nepal case studies, locator map Nepal case studies, locator map
Nepal case studies, locator map
11 Jul 2006 - by Hugo Ahlenius, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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