How can you make the economic case for better management of environment and natural resources in poverty reduction strategies and other national planning documents?
This important question is addressed in the new Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) working paper "Greening Development Planning - A Review of Country Case Studies for Making the Economic Case for Improved Management of Environment and Natural Resources".
Approaches from five countries are reviewed (Lao People's Democratic Republic, Mozambique, Peru, Tajikistan and Uganda). By involving policy makers in the process of making the country reports, and focusing on environmental and natural resources issues in function of their links with prioritised objectives like economic growth, poverty reduction and public health, the chances to influence policy making have been enhanced. Drawing from the review of these country case studies as well as literature on public policy, this report provides recommendations for governments wishing to undertake an economic analysis of the environment and natural resources management for planning purposes, and for OECD members interested in supporting the process.
This report is one in a series prepared for the Task Team on Governance and Capacity Development for Natural Resources and Environmental Management under the OECD Environment Policy and Development Assistance Committees. The project aims to update OECD guidelines for capacity development for environment and provide guidance on selected topics. The report has been produced by a team from the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida), the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency and the Sida Helpdesk for Environmental Economics.
Olof Drakenberg, Sandra Paulsen, Jessica Andersson, Emelie Dahlberg, Kristoffer Darin Mattsson, Elisabeth Wikström
Greening Development Planning
For country case study reports please see the Poverty Environment Partnerships (PEP) website.