Poverty Environment Partnership
Reports and Articles
These cases describe how natural resource exploitation has contributed to economic growth in several developing countries. It is discussed how management changes have increased benefits from natural resource in terms of (i) increasing economic growth, (ii) distributing growth to the poor and (iii) sustaining growth and the environment. Challenges related to the specific case studies are also discussed.
This report presents best evidence on the economic importance of environment to poverty reduction and pro-poor growth, and identifying priority areas for improved investment to achieve MDG7 and contribute to the broader MDG agenda.
The Millennium Development Goals, endorsed by the United Nations General Assembly, are rooted in the concept of sustainable development. Environmental sustainability is not only acknowledged as a specific goal in its own rights, but is integral to the achievement of most of the Millennium Development Goals.
While significant development progress has been achieved over the past two decades, with almost 650 million people moving out of extreme poverty in developing countries between 1990 and 2008, nearly 1.3 billion women, men and children have been left behind living on less than US$1.25 per day.