Basin Development Challenge Research Programs
CPWF has established basin-level programs were established that will have the highest change for impact and targeting the nexus between poverty and water. The six river basins were selected based primarily on whether there were opportunities for transboundary work and if CPWF research could fill gaps in the current knowledge base.
A Basin Development Challenge (BDC) is a priority developmental challenge related to water and food. If met, large scale and measurable impact (in terms of improvements to water productivity and livelihoods) will have occurred. BDCs have been developed from CPWF experience, long-term prioritisation exercises and wide consultations. Learn more about our BDC approach.
Check out each of our basin research programs by clicking on the map.
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The global CPWF program adds value to the basin level research programs by providing coherent support around research, knowledge management and linking regional level activities to global processes. One of the key ways to synthesize and share lessons across the program is through Topic Working Groups. CPWF topic working groups are target-oriented communities of practice addressing common water and food issues in different CPWF basins. Their added value is in developing processes to learn, share across basins and produce outputs that will be of global value.
CPWF has also initiated a Research Into Use program for promising Phase 1 projects which were not integrated into the Basin Research Programs but were identified as having potential to wide scale impact with small strategic interventions.