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Aug 24, 2015

In 2008 the Government of Rwanda introduced a ban on plastic bags. The ban has helped to reduce litter in both urban and rural areas and have through south-south exchanges,...

Aug 24, 2015

Rwanda’s Vision 2020 recognizes the private sector as one of the six main pillars for driving social and economic development. The private sector can play an important role in securing livelihoods, ensuring sustainable use of natural resources and minimizing environmental impacts of its...

Aug 13, 2015

Public and private sector investments can have a significant impact on environmental sustainability and local livelihoods. If managed in a transparent, inclusive and sustainable manner public and privately financed projects can have a positive impact on livelihoods without having a negative...

Jul 31, 2015

In early May this year, delegates from the Government of Lao PDR visited the Philippines to exchange lessons and experiences on the issue of environmental and social impact assessments (ESIA) and monitoring of foreign and domestic investments. The mission’s objective was to strengthen the...

Jul 10, 2015

 

Malawi’s economy is largely dependent on environment and natural resources (ENR) with the agriculture sector being the primary contributor to GDP. Vulnerable groups disproportionally depend upon natural resources for their livelihoods and well-being. For example, productive and...

Jul 02, 2015

In late 2011, the Poverty-Environment Initiative facilitated south-south cooperation between Malawi, Rwanda and Mozambique, where Government representatives from Malawi learned from the experience of the Initiative in Rwanda....

Jun 23, 2015

Aum Sangchum, 49, of Zamdey Chiwog under Rubesa Gewog in Wangduephodrang district sighs with relief that she will not have to spend sleepless nights in her makeshift hut, warding-off wild animals from...

Jun 08, 2015

Established in 2008, the programme has steadily partnered with the Royal Government of Bhutan to realize its vision of an ecologically secure, inclusive and happy future for its people. 

The Poverty-Environment Initiative supports in-country efforts in Bhutan to mainstream poverty...

May 27, 2015

In Edinburgh this week the Poverty-Environment Initiative will celebrate its 10th anniversary at the 20th meeting of the Poverty Environment Partnership, an informal network of development agencies, which seeks to improve the coordination of work on poverty reduction and achieving...

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