Lessons in Sustainable Land Management, Portfolio Brief

Evaluation Office of UNEP (2023-09)

Sustainable land management (SLM) is integral to securing human survival and well-being, particularly in safeguarding global food and water security. UNEP has been at the forefront of SLM interventions, including designing and implementing SLM projects through its GEF Biodiversity and Land Degradation Unit. The Evaluation Office of UNEP (EOU) selected a sample of recent terminal evaluations of SLM-related projects to assess collectively and identify best practices, opportunities, and recommendations. The five selected projects implemented SLM and land degradation neutrality (LDN) activities in Cuba, Western Kenya, Madagascar, Serbia, and Albania. Referencing the resulting findings, this brief aims to support UNEP in its design and implementation of similar future projects to promote more strategic and sustainable results. The Portfolio Brief presents best practices in SLM interventions, challenges affecting SLM interventions, recommendations for future SLM initiatives and key issues for UNEP to champion.

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