POVERTY AND ENVIRONMENT INIZIATIVE (PEI) IN RWANDA
A video about the UNDP-UNEP Poverty Environment Initiative (PEI) in Rwanda.
Poor people depend on the environment for their livelihoods and well-being. Improved management of the environment and natural resources contributes direclty to poverty reduction, more sustainable livelihoods and pro-poor growth. To fight poverty, to promote security and to preserve the ecosystems that poor people rely on for their livelihoods, we must place pro-poor economic growth and environmental sustainability at the heart of our economic policies, planning systems and institutions.
To tackle this challenge, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) have joined hands and launched the Poverty-Environment Initiative (PEI). The PEI is a global UN programme that helps countries to integrate poverty-environment linkages into national and sub-national development planning, from policymaking to budgeting, implementation and monitoring.