Sustainable trade and poverty reduction : new approaches to integrated policy making at the national level

United Nations Environment Programme (2006)

This publication summarises the results of a capacity building process, which started in 2003, to integrate environmental, social and economic considerations in public policies. A particular focus is on promoting sustainable trade and poverty reduction. Nine countries participated in the process : Brazil, Chile, Colombia, the Czech Republic, Indonesia, Kenya, Lebanon, Russia, and Uganda. Policies subject to integrated assessment ranged from a sustainable development plan for the paving of highway in the Brazilian Amazon to Kenya's national energy policy. Governments and national research institutions were the drivers of this process and multi-stakeholder participation a prominent feature.