This study evaluates the scope and degree to which the environment has been integrated in select EC funded Country Strategies, identifies environment-poverty weaknesses, and articulates opportunities to address the environment-poverty concerns. Two Country Strategies have been evaluated: Tanzania and Madagascar. These countries were selected due to their significant dependence on natural resources, representative EC core areas and WWF focal ecoregions, availability of CSP, and synergies with other programs (e.g., PRSP). For each Country Strategy three core areas were evaluated: for Tanzania environment-poverty concerns of EC financing in the transport, macro support, and good governance core areas were assessed, while for Madagascar environment-poverty weaknesses in rural development, transport, and macro support were evaluated.
The paper comprises introduction, background, objectives, and methodology, then chapters including: review of the Tanzania and Madagascar CSPs, environment-poverty integration in the Tanzania and Madagascar CPSs, environment-poverty weaknesses in the Tanzania and Madagascar CSPs, case studies/description of environment-poverty weaknesses, response strategies: addressing the environment-poverty concerns of the Tanzania and Madagascar CSPs, concluding remarks, and finally, annexes.
Snel, M. Environmental mainstreaming in EC Country Strategy Papers:An evaluation of the Tanzania (2000) and Madagascar (2001) Country Strategies and opportunities to address environment-poverty concerns. (2004) 39 pp.