Definitions of key terms and words used used by the CASCADE project and in this website.

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National Action Programme (NAP)

One of the key instruments in the implementation of the convention to combat desertification. They are developed in the framework of a participative approach involving the local communities and they spell out practical steps and measures to be taken to combat desertification in specific ecosystems.

net present value (NPV)

The stream of all benefits net of all costs for each year of a project's life discounted back to the present date.

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