The main goal of Global Drylands Initiative is to restore,sustainably manage and protect dryland ecosystems for multiple environmental, economic and social benefits.This is aligned to goal 2 of the overall Ecosystems Management Programme: Adapting ecosystem management for threatened and neglected ecosystems.
The Global Drylands Initiative strategic priorities are grouped under three key result areas:
Result Area 1: Evidence-based targeting of dryland restoration and sustainable management
Result Area 2: Improved governance for sustainable land management
Result Area 3: Scaling up dryland restoration through policy and investments