The Poverty Eradication Action Plan (PEAP) revision provides an
opportunity to consider the linkage of environment and natural resources
(ENR) and poverty-reducing growth. This link with poverty reduction
rests on the vital role of ENR in GDP, the ability of GDP growth to
reach the poor, and the need for sustainable growth. DFID funded a short
study to produce summary and technical papers for the PEAP sub-committee
and the ENR sector working group. The study aimed to contribute to the
PEAP revision process by highlighting how a fuller consideration of how
improved ENR management can maintain, enhance and minimise risks
associated with the delivery of core PEAP objectives, especially
economic growth. Conversely it shows how failure to consider these
issues significantly diminishes the likelihood of achieving PEAP targets
in the medium to long term.
The primary purpose of this document is to provide concise policy
conclusions and recommendations with a summary of supporting evidence -
which is discussed in depth in the Technical Report. References to reports and research mentioned in this
summary can also be found in the Technical Report. In this document
priority areas for future research beyond the current PEAP revision
timeframe are identified.
The structure of this report is as follows. It begins by setting out the
evidence for the economic importance of the ENR sector and continues
with a summary of key policy recommendations. The subsequent sections
explain the context to these recommendations and unpack them in terms of
the four pillars of the PEAP. Many of the proposed actions will have
benefits across pillars and achieving them will require a coordinated
response rather than a narrow focus on a sole PEAP pillar.
Yaron, G.; Moyini, Y.; Wasike, D.; Kabi, M.; Barungi, M. The role of environment in increasing growth and reducing poverty in Uganda. Summary Report: Final. GY Associates, Harpenden, UK (2004) 17 pp.
The role of environment in increasing growth and reducing poverty in Uganda. Summary Report: Final