Monday, May 18, 2009

Ugandan wetlands and poverty

A new report by the World Resources Institute provides a detailed examination of the links between ecosystem services and the location of poor communities and presents practical lessons for policy-makers in Uganda. Mapping a Better Future: How Spatial Analysis Can Benefit Wetlands and Reduce Poverty in Uganda combines information from a wetlands database with pioneering poverty location maps developed by the Uganda Bureau of Statistics. The new maps and accompanying analyses will help policy-makers classify wetlands by their main uses, conditions, and poverty profile and identify areas with the greatest need of pro-poor wetland management interventions. The information generated can also be fed into national poverty reduction strategies and resource management plans. You can find the resource online (5.4 megabyte download).

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