It is important establish a common frame of reference for our discussion of gender-poverty–environment links. To guide our study and begin to capture the dynamics of the links, the team developed a draft action framework which we have continued to refine as the research has progressed. The aim is to identify the key factors that planners and policy makers need to take into account to foster positive synergies in policies and programs.
One of the most important lessons we have learned is that the consideration and inclusion of gender issues in environmental management and poverty reduction activities is crucial if development programs are to be relevant and sustainable. This paper explores some Pacific island experiences. Read More"
The daily lives of millions of women and men clearly demonstrate that gender equality, environmental sustainability and poverty eradication are closely linked. This has major implications for policies and actions. Gender is a determining factor in poverty-environment linkages. Gender inequalities, environmental deterioration and deepening poverty are mutually self-reinforcing. Conversely, improvements in any one of these areas can leverage improvements in the other two, thus enhancing livelihoods, protecting health, and reducing vulnerability.
The Gender, Poverty and Environmental Indicators on African Countries Report is published by the Statistics Department of the African Development Bank Group. The publication provides some information on the broad development trends relating to gender, poverty and environmental issues in the 53 African countries. Gender, Poverty and Environmental Indicators on African Countries 2010 was prepared by the Economic and Social Statistics Division of the Statistics Department.