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OPINION: How infrastructure can contribute to sustainable and climate resilient development

Do the decisions we make around infrastructure promoting sustainable and climate resilient development as hoped, or are we promoting climate resilient poverty? Strategic climate and water consultant, Gavin Quibell explores this [more]…

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FEATURE: See highlights of CDKN's work at Habitat 3

In Quito, Ecuador from 17-20 October 2016, UN Habitat convened its first global gathering in 20 years. Governments agreed the New Urban Agenda, which aims to set a roadmap for sustainable [more]…

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OPPORTUNITY: Quantifying the value for money of CDKN's research projects

CDKN is looking to appoint a supplier(s)  to quantify the economic impact achieved, and value for money offered, from a select, purposive sample of CDKN research projects. This will include projects [more]…

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OPPORTUNITY: Evaluation of CDKN's programme

CDKN is looking to appoint a supplier(s) for the provision of evaluator/evaluation team to undertake a final review of the programme in its seventh year of operations as an Anglo-Dutch programme as [more]…


SURVEY: Tell us what you think of CDKN’s website and publications

We want to hear from you!  CDKN is reviewing its publications, films and website, to ensure they are as useful as possible to developing country decision-makers. Whether you’re in government, business, civil society or [more]…

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FEATURE: Legal community to bolster Paris Agreement implementation

CDKN's Sam Unsworth, with Sam Bickersteth, Mairi Dupar and Kiran Sura, report on how the legal community is mobilising to ensure that the ambitious Paris climate agreement gets translated to into [more]…

After five month’s training in solar power engineering, four women in Tinginaput, India are transforming their remote village - bringing light and electricity to their homes.

See how they are providing a new, “green” path for development in our photo gallery. And find out more about the female solar engineers at:

REPORT: 'Planning for NDC implementation: A Quick-Start Guide' launches today

The Paris Agreement enters into force on 4 November 2016, and now all eyes turn to implementing the national climate commitments: the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs). Responding to this challenge, [more]…

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OPINION: Major milestone reached for Paris Agreement – now it is time for real action

Sam Bickersteth, CDKN's Chief Executive, responds to the news that enough countries have ratified the Paris Agreement for it to enter into force on 4 November 2016. It is now official: [more]…

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FEATURE: Where climate change and three canals meet in Gurgaon, India

Researchers Vishal Narain and Aditya Kumar Singh describe how residents of Gurgaon, India struggle to access and manage water in a changing climate.  Their work is part of the “Climate Policy, Conflicts [more]…

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FEATURE: Uganda Action Lab - developing climate smart value chains in the dairy and livestock sectors

CDKN and the Netherlands Embassy co-hosted an Action Lab from 13 – 14 September 2016 in Kampala. The purpose of the Action Lab was to bring together development practitioners from [more]…

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