Publications


Designing a new science-policy communication mechanism for the UN Convention to Combat Desertification

Research article by Lindsay Stringer on 6 Jun 2016

Abstract The United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) has lacked an efficient mechanism to access scientific knowledge since entering into force in 1996. In 2011 it decided to convene an Ad Hoc Working Group on Scientific Advice (AGSA) and gave it a unique challenge: to design a new mechanism for science-policy communication based on […]


Challenges to polycentric governance of an international development project tackling land degradation in Swaziland

Research article by Lindsay Stringer on 6 Jun 2016

Abstract To effectively address the drivers and impacts of land degradation requires polycentric governance systems that facilitate international development projects (IDPs). This paper analyses an IDP aiming to reduce land degradation in Swaziland. A longitudinal-style qualitative approach draws on repeat household surveys, semi-structured interviews and focus groups. We aim to identify the changes that have […]