This rapid review synthesises evidence on mainstreaming climate and environmental consideration into existing development programmes. The first section in this review briefly explores the complexities around mainstreaming and emphasises the gaps in empirical research around the implementation, effectiveness and reporting of mainstreaming experiences. This section then highlights a number of mainstreaming frameworks and issues, using case studies to illustrate these where available. The next section presents some lessons learned, success factors and barriers to mainstreaming highlighted in the literature and important for consideration when developing mainstreaming strategies. The case studies in this review explore mainstreaming experiences from both development cooperation/donors and from national efforts.
K4D helpdesk reports provide summaries of current research, evidence and lessons learned. This report was commissioned by the UK Department for International Development.
Price, R.A. (2019). Mainstreaming climate and environmental considerations into existing development programmes. K4D Helpdesk Report 541. Brighton, UK: Institute of Development Studies.
Published 5 February 2019