The Poverty-Environment Initiative (PEI) of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is a global programme that supports country-led efforts to put pro-poor, pro-environment objectives into the heart of government by mainstreaming poverty-environment objectives into national development and sub-national development planning, from policymaking to budgeting, implementation and monitoring.
With both financial and technical support, PEI assists government decision-makers and a wide range of other stakeholders to manage the environment in a way that improves livelihoods and leads to sustainable growth. The PEI works with key government partners to raise awareness, influence policy making and strengthen the mainstreaming of poverty-environment into budget processes, sector programmes and sub-national planning. The overall aim is to bring about lasting institutional change and to catalyse key actors to increase investment in pro-poor environmental and natural resource management.
In the remote province of Sekong in southern Laos deep muddy ditches encircle villages in the Thateng district.Lao PDR
In the Gonchi district in the Sughd region of northern Tajikistan a group of women tend to batches of crops in a solar greenhouse.Tajikistan
[Stories of Change from Africa] Set on the steep hills on the north of the country, Rubaya village,...Rwanda