Governance, Sustainability and Economic Development

We examine how states, communities and the private sector can support ecological, human and economic development.

Our work 

Can Arab Philanthropy be a Game Changer in Climate Action in the Arab Region?

This article, published by Alliance Magazine and authored by Sherine El Taraboulsi-McCarthy, Anh Vu and Houssam Chahin (UNHCR), examines the opportunities and challenges for the Arab Regional Philanthropy Commitment on Climate Change announced by the Arab Foundations Forum at COP28. 

Read the article on the Alliance Magazine website

Inclusive Governance in the Context of Climate Change Impacts: A Case Study of the Mekong Delta Region (UNDP; Dragon-Mekong Institute) (June 2023 – September 2023)

This case study aims to shed light on the current vulnerability of populations in Mekong Delta region in the context of a specific climate change impact. It will also point out gaps in current national policy responses to this particular impact to ensure the protection of populations in the region.

Climate Justice and Policy Coherence for Sustainable Development: Lessons from the Asia-Pacific Region (May 2023)

We contributed to this report which analysed climate action and progress on Policy Coherence for Sustainable Development (PCSD) in 17 countries in the Asia-Pacific region. PCSD is a policy tool for integrating the environmental, social, economic and governance dimensions of sustainable development across all areas of policy making.

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A Study on Multidimensional Poverty in Yemen (March 2022 - May 2022)

In collaboration with Saferworld, we developed an analysis of the intersection between poverty, politics and conflict in Yemen to inform the Swedish International Development Agency’s (SIDA) development cooperation strategy in the country under the Regional MENA Strategy 2021 – 2025.