This Handbook is designed as guidance for policymakers and practitioners to mainstream pro-poor environment and climate concerns into planning, budgeting and monitoring. Mainstreaming is achieved by putting poverty-environment issues at the heart of government—in other words, by taking these issues into mainstream economic decision-making processes, particularly the national and subnational planning and budgeting processes led by ministries of finance, planning and local government,and supported by ministries of environment.
The Handbook provides guidance and concrete examples from PEI experience in Africa, Asia-Pacific, Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States, and Latin America and the Caribbean, as well as from other initiatives.
The handbook provides guidance and tools for policymakers and practitioners to mainstream pro-poor ENR and climate objectives into development policies, plans, budgets and implementation programmes at the national, subnational and sectoral levels.
The target audience for the handbook consists primarily of practitioners at the national, subnational (regional, district, municipal) and sectoral levels, and champions of the mainstreaming process.
- Practitioners include stakeholders from the government (head of state’s office; finance, planning, environment and sector ministries; local government, subnational bodies, political parties and parliament; national statistics office and judicial systems), non-governmental actors (civil society, academia, business and industry, the general public and local communities, and the media) and development actors (donors, international
organizations and environment/development think tanks) in the environment, development and poverty reduction fields.
- Champions are practitioners who take on the role of advocating for the integration of poverty-environment considerations into development planning and budgeting at national, subnational and sectoral levels. These include high-level decision-makers and government officials who serve as advocates for poverty-environment mainstreaming.
The handbook is organized as follows
- Chapter 1: Introduction
- Chapter 2: Importance of Mainstreaming Poverty-Environment Concerns
- Chapter 3: Political Economy of Mainstreaming
- Chapter 4: Mainstreaming into National Planning Processes
- Chapter 5: Mainstreaming into Budgeting Processes
- Chapter 6: Mainstreaming into Sector Strategies and Subnational Plans and Budgets
- Chapter 7: Mainstreaming into National Monitoring Processes
- Chapter 8: Managing Private Investment in Natural Resources
- Chapter 9: Lessons Learned highlights lessons from PEI’s experience in supporting governments to mainstream poverty-environment objectives in planning, budgeting and monitoring processes.