Knowledge Resources & Services

The regional and country teams of the Poverty-Environment Initiative (PEI) in close cooperation with governments, research institutions, international experts and other stakeholders generate country-specific original assessments, studies, methodologies, reports, policy briefs, guidelines, communication materials and more to inform and facilitate the poverty-environment mainstreaming process.

Based on the PEI experiences at country level, the Poverty-Environment Facility (PEF) develops and collects knowledge materials including reviews, methodologies, tools, and examples from countries. It documents lessons learned and good-practices. Generic PEI guidance materials are available in form of Handbooks, Primers, Fact Sheets, Guidance Notes and country success stories. These knowledge materials are provided in return to support those engaged in country-level environmental mainstreaming.

This process is carried out in partnership with UNDP and UN Environment thematic/technical units, and with external partners including members of the Poverty-Environment Partnership (PEP).



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Environmental mainstreaming is targeted at government processes for planning, 
budgeting, sector implementation, and local level implementation
Finding the entry points 
and making the case
Integrating environment 
into national development processes

Meeting the 

implementation challenge
Preliminary assessments
Understanding the 
governmental, political and 
institutional context
Developing country-specific 

Integrated Ecosystem Assessment (IEA) 
Economic analysis
Integrating Poverty-environment in the monitoring system 
Indicators and data collection
Preliminary assessments
Understanding the poverty-environment 
Influencing policy processes
National (PRSP/MDG),
sector and sub-natonal levels
Budgeting and Financing forpoverty-environment
Budget processes and finance options
Raising awareness and building partnerships 
National consensus and commitment
Developing and costing policy 
Supporting policy measures 
National, sectoral and sub-national levels
Strengthening institutions and capacities
Needs assessment
Working mechanisms
Strengthening institutions and capacities 
Learning by doing
Strengthening institutions and capacities 
Mainstreaming as usual practice
Engaging stakeholders and coordinating within the development community
Governmental, non-governmental and development actors
Addressing thematic poverty-environment issues 
Climate change adaptation, resource efficiency, sound management of chemicals, sustainable land management, marine and coastal issues