Sustainable Development Innovation Briefs
The Innovation Briefs series provides insights into the most recent
policy-relevant research on emerging challenges to sustainable
development, with particular attention to their relevance to developing
countries. The purpose of this series is to inform policy makers of the
latest trends and advances on topics in the field of sustainable
development, with the objective of broadening the knowledge base of
policy decision-makers in responding to those challenges.
Each issue of the Briefs covers a particular topic from the point of
view of applied research. The Briefs aim at being self-contained and
non-technical, and are drafted with a view to serving as an introduction
to further reading by government staff. Another potential audience are
policy advisors and practitioners in development cooperation agencies
and non-governmental organizations.
The choice of the topics addressed is mainly determined by their
timeliness and importance in the context of ongoing international
discussions occurring in the framework of the Commission on Sustainable
Development (CSD). The Briefs can also address emerging issues reflected
in other contexts, such as the Marrakech Process for Sustainable
Production and Consumption.
The information is presented in the form of 8-10 page briefs including
boxes, figures and tables.
The series contemplates three to four annual issues.