Insight

A strong evidence base is the backbone of our operations in communications, trade, investment and consultancy. We gain this knowledge from our own research, thought leaders, research institutions and other key sources of information. We stay abreast of developments in sustainability and industry innovation to keep our network members well informed.  Click on categories to see a full list of our thematic areas.

Future Energy Nigeria to unpack new Power Sector Recovery Program in Lagos in November

Future Energy Nigeria to unpack new Power Sector Recovery Program in Lagos in November

Published: July 31, 2017
Nigeria's energy elite to focus on restoring investor confidence
Unlocking Investment in West Africa

Unlocking Investment in West Africa

Published: July 31, 2017
Nigeria is among the countries tracking its progress to more trade. Arne Hoel/World Bank
Coordinating public and private action for export manufacturing: issues for Rwanda

Coordinating public and private action for export manufacturing: issues for Rwanda

Published: July 31, 2017
Research reports and studies July 2017 David Booth, Linda Calabrese and Frederick Golooba-Mutebi
Making governance work for water-energy-food nexus approaches

Making governance work for water-energy-food nexus approaches

Published: July 27, 2017
Working and discussion papers July 2017 Andrew Scott
Higher Education Institutions - key drivers of the Sustainable Development Goals

Higher Education Institutions - key drivers of the Sustainable Development Goals

Published: July 26, 2017
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Safe water hope for slum dwellers

Safe water hope for slum dwellers

Published: July 25, 2017
Image credits: Women at standpipes, courtesy Asian Development Bank; aerial view of Dhaka, Bangladesh, courtesy Bread for the World.
UN SSE responds to call for stock exchanges to help implement FSB climate-related financial disclosure recommendations

UN SSE responds to call for stock exchanges to help implement FSB climate-related financial disclosure recommendations

Published: July 14, 2017
Financial Stability Board's (FSB) Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) recommendations
From dry to wet: Rainfall might abruptly increase in Africa's Sahel

From dry to wet: Rainfall might abruptly increase in Africa's Sahel

Published: July 13, 2017
Climate change could turn one of Africa's driest regions into a very wet one by suddenly switching on a Monsoon circulation.
Future Energy Central Africa in Yaounde unites region in finding solutions to its energy deficit

Future Energy Central Africa in Yaounde unites region in finding solutions to its energy deficit

Published: July 13, 2017
Several regional energy ministers confirmed for October power forum
The IPA Observer Investment promotion and facilitation monitor

The IPA Observer Investment promotion and facilitation monitor

Published: July 10, 2017
Investment facilitation and how investment promotion agencies (IPAs) in different countries have adopted and developed various tools and programmes to better serve investors.
The Highs and Lows of Government's 'Planting for Food and Jobs' Campaign & Recommendations

The Highs and Lows of Government's 'Planting for Food and Jobs' Campaign & Recommendations

Published: July 10, 2017
IMANI Report
Education, migration and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

Education, migration and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

Published: July 09, 2017
Briefing papers Susan Nicolai, Joseph Wales and Erica Aiazzi
New World Economic Forum Investment Model Set to Transform Digital Adoption

New World Economic Forum Investment Model Set to Transform Digital Adoption

Published: July 07, 2017
Policy levers can transform an unsustainable business case into a financially sound investment, as demonstrated in East Africa's Northern Corridor
Investors demand better social impact data

Investors demand better social impact data

Published: July 07, 2017
Environmental awareness took long enough, but is the investment community developing a social conscience?
Implementing the new CDC strategy: four tests of success

Implementing the new CDC strategy: four tests of success

Published: July 07, 2017
The CDC Group, the UK’s Development Finance Institution (DFI), published its new five year strategy today.