The main objective of the study is to enhance the impacts of the EC's development assistance on poverty alleviation through increased attention to the role of the environment in the livelihoods of the rural poor in its country development strategies. The research was based on the analytical framework by Reed (2004). It is based on three case studies: a road transport project in Shinyanga region, a fishery project in Mwanza region and coastal marine resources in Dar es Salaam region. The research involved review of documents, fieldwork and data analysis at local / meso, and national levels. Fieldwork involved site visits, interviews, focused group discussions, and interviews with key informants.
The report begins with an introduction and then chapters including: background, objectives of the study, study area and methodology, the case study of the road project in Shinyanga, the case study of the fishery sector in Mwanza region, the case sutdy of marine resources, opportunities and impediments, and conclusions and recommendations.
Mainstreaming Poverty - Environment Linkages in theEuropean Union’s Development Assistance in Tanzania, World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), Brussels and Washington, D.C., x + 126 pp.