Poverty Environment Partnership
Reports and Articles
This report examines the processes associated with the incorporation of environmental issues into Poverty Reduction Strategy Papers (PRSPs) in Ghana, Honduras, Uganda, and Vietnam. The report aims to contribute to the debate on pro-poor development and environmental issues in order to improve poor peopleﾒs livelihoods and toward the sustainable use of natural resources.
This publication focuses on the local processes that can deliver the MDGs with regard to poverty reduction and sustainable resource use. It addresses the following questions:
How can international agencies ensure support for the local processes needed to achieve the MDGs on the ground?
What changes are needed in monitoring progress towards meeting the MDGs?
If governments and international agencies focus more on the MDGs, what might be marginalized, especially regarding civil and political rights, decentralization and democracy?
Prepared as a contribution to the 2002 World Summit on Sustainable Development, the document focuses on ways to reduce poverty, and sustain growth. It defines the links between poverty, and the environment, and, demonstrates that sound, and equitable management of the environment is integral to achieving the Millennium Development Goals, in particular to eradicating extreme poverty, and hunger, reducing child mortality, combating major diseases, and ensuring environmental sustainability.