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GCRF COMPASS Policy Paper on EVIDENCE-INFORMED DECISION-MAKING FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT IN UZBEKISTAN: SPATIAL DATA by Sinead Mowlds

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EVIDENCE-INFORMED DECISION-MAKING FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT IN UZBEKISTAN: SPATIAL DATA

By Sinead Mowlds 

Executive summary This policy brief provides a snapshot of the Uzbekistan’s key development challenges and highlights how spatial data could help inform the country’s development decisions. Spatial data can provide a clear visual for prioritisation and scenario-based planning. Mapping the risks associated with water insecurity can help provide an overview in the planning process, such as programmes and policies relating to disaster risk reduction and/or agriculture. Using regional data and modelling highlight the country’s risk of potentially damaging and lifethreatening river and/or urban floods occurring at least once in the next 10 years. The country’s decision-making process could be enhanced by adding geo-localised targets based on spatial data, as well as its environmental commitments (e.g., biodiversity conservation and protection of the Aral Sea and communities). Keywords: Spatial data, evidence-informed policy making, inclusive development, sustainable development, food and nutrition security, water security.

Read the paper here.