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FAO/UNEP/UN-Energy Bioenergy Decision Support Tool -
MODULE 9: Tools and Resources
RETScreen Clean Energy Project Analysis Software Version 4
Author RETScreen International
Year
2009
Topic Techno-economic, technology
Type
Decision
Tool
Geographical Coverage Global
Target audience/ users Decision-makers
The RETScreen Clean Energy Project Analysis Software is a unique decision support tool developed
with the contribution of numerous experts from government, industry, and academia. The software,
provided free-of-charge, can be used worldwide to evaluate the energy production and savings,
costs, emission reductions, fnancial viability and risk for various types of Renewable-energy and
Energy-effcient Technologies (RETs). The software (available in multiple languages) also includes
product, project, hydrology and climate databases, a detailed user manual, and a case study based
college/university-level training course, including an engineering e-textbook.
Publisher RETScreen International
Link
http://www.retscreen.net/ang/home.php
RuralInvest for successful projects
Author Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO)
Year
2006
Topic
Food and Agriculture, Social, Stakeholder engagement
Type
Guidelines,
Training
Geographical Coverage Global
Target audience/ users
Any agency, project, organization or private investor managing funds for
small and medium scale agricultural and rural investments (both income
generating and social activities)
RuralInvest is a free multilingual toolkit that was developed by FAO and that comprises training
courses, manuals and custom developed software which provides the necessary support to prepare
successful rural development projects.
Publisher FAO Investment Centre
Link
http://www.fao.org/tc/tci/ourrole/ruralinvest/it/
Rapid Assessment Program (RAP) - Toolkit
Author Conservation International
Year
Topic Conservation and Biodiversity
Type
Toolkit Geographical Coverage Global
Target audience/ users Decision-makers
The objective of the RAP Tool Kit is to provide information needed to plan, design, implement and
publish rapid biodiversity surveys in order to promote biodiversity surveys around the world
Publisher Conservation International
Link
https://learning.conservation.org/biosurvey/RAP/Toolkit/Pages/default.aspx