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The Nexus in the Arab Region Policy Brief // Nexus, Resource Efficiency, and Sustainable Development

The WEF Nexus in the Arab Region Series is published by the League of Arab States (LAS), with technical and financial support from the Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ). This policy brief is specifically looking at policies and development strategies for the Nexus in the Arab region.

The current low pricing policies of resources in the majority of Arab countries have been promoting unsustainable consumption and production patterns leading to more resources depletion. Low pricing and across the board non-targeting subsidies have resulted in domestic over-consumption of resources and the absence of incentives to achieve resources efficiency. This calls for a paradigm shift in policies and policy development. Reforming pricing schemes would improve resources efficiency, enhance economic and climate resilience, lessen burdens on governments’ budgets, and help achieve the newly adopted SDGs and mandates of the Paris 2015 Climate Summit.

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MENA Nexus Policy Brief - Nexus, Resource Efficiency and Sustainable Development (English)

MENA Nexus Policy Brief - Nexus, Resource Efficiency and Sustainable Development (Arabic)

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Solar-powered Irrigation Systems (SPIS)

Nexus Publicación // Manual de Capacitación Equipo Móvil de Bombeo Solar

Desarrollar y fortalecer capacidades de asesoramiento técnico y formulación de proyectos de agua, energía solar y producción de alimentos, en personal técnico del sector público y privado, así como en familias campesinas mediante su formación práctica utilizando un Equipo Móvil de Bombeo Solar demostrativo. La publicación1 de la Caja de herramientas de sistemas de riego solar ha sido posible gracias al apoyo brindado por la iniciativa mundial PAEGC. En 2012, la Agencia de los Estados Unidos para...

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Research

WEF Nexus Publication // Applying the Water-Energy-Food Nexus Approach to Catalyse Transformational Change in Africa

RES4Africa Foundation’s new study carried out in collaboration with Open Economics, looks at a WEF nexus project in rural Tanzania integrating hydro-powered mini-grid and agri-business usages that distributes water, power and food services to the surrounding communities. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects that the innovative Nexus project can have on a specific area. In doing this, a microeconomic impact assessment was developed to evaluate economic, social and environmental costs...

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Governance

WEF Nexus Research // Solar Energy Farming as a Development Innovation for Vulnerable Water Basins

By Mohammad Al-Saidi and Nisreen Lahham. This article evaluates a project from the Azraq Basin in Jordan, and presents similar international experiences, particularly from India. It assesses solar energy farming as an innovation from a water-energy-food nexus perspective.

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