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On-farm treatment options for wastewater, greywater and fecal sludge with special reference to West Africa - eldis (2014/7/29)
This paper focuses on the on-farm treatment of waste water, particularly in West Africa, and argues that while although it can hardly replace conventional treatment, it can contribute to risk reduction, especially if combined with other barriers suc ...

How EU Sanctions Work - ISN (2014/7/29)
This paper looks at how EU sanctions work and whether they succeed. The author first examines the EU's sanction decision-making process and its record of restrictive measures. He then looks at the sanctions the EU placed on Iran, Zimbabwe, Burma and ...

Improving grassroots equity in the forests and climate change context - eldis (2014/7/29)
This training manual provides guidance to train grassroots facilitators to better engage stakeholders and promote equity in forest-based climate change and forest management practices. It aims to extend the practice and process of active participati ...

Options of the 2015 agreement under the Durban Platform process: focusing on legal form of the agreement, nationally determined contributions, and finance - eldis (2014/7/29)
This research report focuses on the 2015 international climate change agreement and the Durban Platform. It looks at the results of an online questionnaire carried out in January 2014. The Durban Platform decision reached at the 17th Conference of t ...

Strategy and Force Planning in a Time of Austerity - ISN (2014/7/29)
This paper discusses how austerity affects military force planning and strategy in the US, the reasons for the reductions in US national security spending in 2014, as well as how the country has dealt with defense cuts in the past. The author also ex ...

The Geopolitical Implications of Russia's Invasion of Ukraine - ISN (2014/7/29)
This paper analyzes the geopolitical implications for Europe and Asia of Russia’s annexation of Crimea in 2014. The author also examines why Russia invaded Ukraine and annexed Crimea and suggests it was because President Putin regarded the threat o ...

Green economies in the Caribbean: Perspectives, priorities and an action learning agenda - eldis (2014/7/29)
This paper summarises early explorations by the Green Economy Action Learning Group (GE ALG), which aims to help governments and other stakeholders develop a practical Caribbean vision of an inclusive and resilient‘green’ economy. It hig ...

What the Next Defence White Paper Should Do About the Budget - ISN (2014/7/29)
This paper discusses the way Australia uses its GDP to measure and define its defense spending. The authors argue that while this measure has some uses, it can also be misleading, such as when attempting to make comparisons across global regions and ...

Integrating Gender into Oversight of the Security Sector by Ombuds Institutions and National Human Rights Institutions - ISN (2014/7/29)
This paper is designed to help ombudsmen and national human rights institutions (NHRIs) to better integrate an awareness of gender issues into their security sector oversight. More specifically, it looks at 1) what security sector oversight is; 2) th ...

From Self-Defence to Regional Disarmament - ISN (2014/7/29)
This report presents the main findings of a workshop on how to reducing tensions and stabilizing the South Caucasus. It includes a summary of recommendations for international actors, such as the UN, NATO and the EU, on how to help bring about stabil ...

Independent Report on the Implementation of NAP for UNSC Resolution 1325 in Serbia - ISN (2014/7/29)
This report examines the implementation of the National Action Plan (NAP) for implementing UNSC Resolution 1325 (which calls for the adoption of a gender perspective that includes the special needs of women and girls during post-conflict reconstructi ...

Croatian Membership in the EU - ISN (2014/7/29)
This book contains articles which look at Croatia’s July 2014 accession to the European Union. More specifically, the articles focus on the implications of Croatia's accession for 1) politics and economics in Croatia itself; 2) the accession proces ...

Serbian Civilian Capacities for Peace Operations: The Untapped Potential - ISN (2014/7/29)
This policy brief provides an overview of Serbia’s capacity to participate in civilian peace operations abroad. More specifically, it analyzes the state institutions as well as the legislative framework that regulates international cooperation and ...

The Quality of Official Development Assistance 2014 - ISN (2014/7/29)
This brief reviews the main results of the 2014 edition of the Quality of Official Development Assistance (QuODA) assessment, which measures development donor performance in four areas: maximizing efficiency, fostering institutions, reducing the burd ...

Shoulder to Shoulder: Albania’s Civilian Capacities In Support Of Capacity Development Abroad - ISN (2014/7/29)
This brief assesses Albania’s potential to become more involved in civilian peace support operations abroad. After outlining both the advantages and the challenges for Albania, the author argues that the Albanian Government should take concrete ste ...

Beyond Data Breaches: Global Interconnections of Cyber Risk - ISN (2014/7/29)
This paper contains information on the risks cybersecurity breaches pose to large corporations and governments. It also includes a specific set of recommendations on how to manage these.

India and Pakistan: The Opportunity of Cost and Conflict - ISN (2014/7/29)
This paper examines the impact of increased military spending by India and Pakistan and their low levels of integration into South Asia’s regional economy. Overall, the authors argue that both of these factors have negatively affected those living ...

The Gulf Rising: Defense Industrialization in Saudi Arabia and the UAE - ISN (2014/7/29)
This paper examines the attempts made by Saudi Arabia and the UAEs over the past decade to create domestic defense industries in their countries. More specifically, it explains the key motivations behind each of the countries engaging in domestic mil ...

Uncertain Energy: The Caribbean’s Gamble with Venezuela - ISN (2014/7/29)
In light of the worsening economic situation in Venezuela in the first half of 2014, this paper examines how the US Obama administration should work to ensure energy security in the Caribbean and Central America. The authors contend that the first st ...

A Roadmap for Ukraine: Delivering on the Promise of the Maidan - ISN (2014/7/29)
This paper provides a set of policy recommendations for Ukraine's leadership on how they could decisively break with the country's authoritarian past and move towards an open, market-oriented society. In particular, it provides recommendations on the ...

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