Mainstreaming Environment and Climate for Poverty Reduction and Sustainable Development

A Handbook to Strengthen Planning and Budgeting Processes

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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 sub national planning and budgeting processes led by ministries of finance, planning and local government, and supported by ministries of environment.



Managing private investment in natural resources

This chapter discusses support to governments to manage private investment in natural resources. The focus is on investment in the primary sector or ENR management areas, including agriculture, forestry, fisheries and extractive industries—a topic of growing interest among international investors and of high economic significance to many developing countries including much of sub-Saharan Africa and South East Asia. Mainstreaming will include adopting and implementing a strategic approach for foreign direct investment within the country’s overall development strategy; establishing economic and institutional settings and implementing policies to attract and successfully manage FDI; scrutinizing individual investment proposals and negotiating investment contracts; and monitoring investor compliance with relevant laws and project contracts.


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