Poverty-Environment Initiative Africa: Achievements and Lessons Learned 2005–2018

United Nations Environment Programme ; United Nations Development Programme (2019)

This report reviews the Initiative’s successes and failures, and its responses to these. In so doing, it documents how robust and integrated evidence—along with changes in policy, budgeting, investment and monitoring frameworks and involving a diverse set of actors—has begun to shape the institutions needed to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The report offers a set of recommendations on how to achieve policy, budget and expenditure coherence for sustainable development using country-owned planning frameworks, new knowledge and tools, and building national capacities. It explores the importance of building partnerships, committing to joint programming and developing a culture of adaptive management that focuses on generating results; these also contribute to UN reform and development partner effectiveness and coherence.

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