This guidance note provides development practitioners and policy-makers with guidance based on the experience of the UNDP-UNEP Poverty-Environment Initiative (PEI) which supports programme countries to quantify identified environment and natural resources poverty links in terms of the impact on poverty and to identify policy options to accelerate poverty reduction through the more sustainable use of natural resources.
This primer seeks to provide practical advice on how host countries can manage foreign direct investment inflows to promote national development aspirations (such as poverty reduction, environmental sustainabilityand achievement of the MDGs).
The African Adaptation Programme is not an adaptation project in its own right, but rather a programme that helps countries develop their capacities to finance and manage adaptation projects more effectively within a long-term planning framework. This brochure describes the approach.
The Strategy presents a vision for how UNDP can approach, prioritize, and integrate its work to create the enabling conditions for effective local action and to greatly speed the scale-up of local-level best practices. It is designed to elucidate and strengthen how UNDP works with and supports community-based initiatives and national governments to scale up local-level successes.
The brochure, part of UNDP/GEF's "Lessons for the Future" series, highlights examples of activities to combat land degradation. It focuses on "cross-cutting projects" that address land degradation but were primarily designed to deal with other environmental problems, and specific UNDP/GEF land degradation projects that seek to build capacity or foster SLM practices.