What drives institutions to adopt integrated development approaches? The poverty-environment nexus and analysis of country evidence from the Poverty-Environment Initiative

The 2010 evaluation of UNDP Contribution to Environmental Management for Poverty Reduction: The Poverty-Environment Nexus recommended that UNDP should learn from the lessons of the UNDP-UN Environment Poverty-Environment Initiative (PEI) as it represents good practice and serves as a model of how UNDP, in partnership with other UN agencies, can integrate poverty and environmental priorities at the country level. The paper synthesizes lessons learned from the PEI approach and its focus on the institutional framework for planning, budgeting and reporting through working with key coordinating ministries. The lessons show that although development contexts and institutional structures vary, there are certain principles that help make institutions more capable to drive change towards more socially and environmentally inclusive outcomes. (www.undp.org)

Published Date: 
Friday, June 1, 2012
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