Knowledge materials for stakeholder engagement
Mainstreaming environment into national development planning requires the engagement of many stakeholders both from the state (environment, finance and planning bodies, sector and local agencies, the statistics office, and the parliament) and non-governmental actors (academia, civil society, the private sector, the media, and the general public).
Throughout the process, PEI supports stakeholder engagement, ensuring that the views of the poor are fully represented and that non-governmental actors have fair access to official processes and information – to enable them to engage in economic planning. It also aims at strengthening the capacity of these actors to influence and monitor investment arising out of PRSP and MDG strategies and implementation of environmental management programmes.
A number of reviews, methodologies, tools and examples from countries can be used as reference.
Reviews and introductory documents
- Nature + Nurture: Poverty and Environment in Asia and the Pacific, ADB, 2009
- Policy Engagement by CSOs, ODI, 2006
- Have Participatory Approaches Increased Capabilities?, IISD, 2005
- Poverty and the Environment: What the Poor Say, An Assessment of Poverty-Environment Linkages in Participatory Poverty Assessments, Mary Ann Brocklesby, Emily Hinshelwood, Centre for Development Studies, University of Wales Swansea, DFID, 2001
Methodologies and tools
- Towards Triple Impact - Toolbox for Analysing Sustainable Ventures in Developing Countries, UN Environment, 2009
- Integrating Indigenous and Gender Aspects in Natural Resource Management, Guidelines for Practitioners, WWF-Denmark, International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs (IWGIA),K.U.L.U, Women and Development, Nepenthes Danish Institute for International Studies, 2005
- Power Tools: Handbook to Tools and Resources for Policy Influence in Natural Resources Management, Sonja Vermeulen, IIED, 2005
- Stakeholder Participation in Sector Reform: Tentative guidelines based on field experience from sub-Saharan Africa, GTZ, 2001