How trade can assist least developed countries hit by natural disasters
Many least developed countries are vulnerable to recurrent natural disasters, which exacerbate existing challenges, disrupt long-term investments and divert resources away from development to reconstruction.
EIF covering environment, 4IR and global trade climate in new analyses
The Enhanced Integrated Framework’s Trade for Development News is launching a new series of articles focusing on three major trade conversations happening today.
Ethical trade in natural products based on traditional knowledge
There are examples of sustainable, fair and ethical trade in products based on natural, biological resources and traditional knowledge.
How can we protect African biodiversity via LDC ecotourism?
Solutions, pitfalls and priorities to stimulate ecotourism, preserve wildlife and develop, sustainably
Protecting an enigmatic commodity with enormous potential – gum arabic
For an arid swath of Africa, a sap-like substance offers income possibilities for the poorest of the poor, along with environmental benefits
Renewables in Least Developed Countries: More arrows in the quiver?
Ensuring universal access to energy will constitute a major challenge for least developed countries. What are the key considerations that these countries should keep in mind as they deploy efforts towards meeting this objective?
Six key factors in formalizing artisanal and small-scale mining
Working in artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM)—informal mining activities carried out using minimal technology or machinery—provides livelihoods for millions of people
Wanjira Mathai on women's renewable energy entrepreneurship in LDCs
EIF Coordinators Hang Tran and Simon Hess interview Wanjira Mathai of wPOWER partnership on women's entrepreneurship in renewables
From hunting to harvesting: Zambia’s eco-friendly approach to beekeeping
Recognising that traditional honey harvesting damages the forest, Zambia’s rural communities are using modern beekeeping practices that value trees and produce better quality honey.
Fighting to maintain ecosystem balance and halt the advancing Sahara desert
Oumar is one of the 370,500 people in Mali producing gum arabic, among which 80% (296,400) are women.