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Rwanda Poverty and Environment Initiative ( PEI ) Phase II (June 2007 – December 2009)
The Rwanda Poverty and Environment Initiative aims to enhance the contribution of sound environmental management to poverty reduction, sustainable economic growth and achievement of the Millennium Development Goals. Led by the Rwanda Environment Management Authority (REMA), Ministry of Lands, Environment, Forests, Water and Mines (MINITERE), the intended outcome of the Rwanda PEI Phase II is the integration of environment into national policy and district planning, policy and budget processes to implement the Economic Development and Poverty Reduction Strategy. Phase II of the Rwanda PEI starts from June 2007 to December 2009.
Phase II has five main outputs:
Output 1: Improved capacity within key ministries and institutions to understand and analyse links between poverty and environment
and to integrate environment into policymaking, planning and budgets;
Output 2: Improved capacity at district level to understand and analyse links between poverty and environment and to integrate
environment into development planning;
Output 3: Increased awareness and more effective participation of stakeholders in environmental policy and planning processes
at both district and national level;
Output 4: Improved national funding levels for investing in environmental sustainability;
Output 5: Improved capacity for monitoring poverty and environment linkages at both national and district level.
Expected Outcome(s)/Indicator (s) for PEI Phase II
Environment is integrated at national and district planning, policy and budget processes to implement the EDPR
Expected Output(s)/Annual Target(s)
Selected line ministries and districts have fully mainstreamed environment in their sector policies, plans and strategies
and capacity has been built for sustainable sector performance.
Rwanda Environmental Management Authority (REMA)
Ministry of Lands, Environment, Forestry, Water and Mines (MINITERE), Ministry of Finance and
Economic Planning (MINECOFIN), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and United Nations
Environment Programme (UNEP).
Ministry of Agriculture (MINAGRI), Ministry of Local Governance (MINALOC), Ministry of Infrastructure (MININFRA), Ministry of Commerce, Industry, Investment Promotion, Tourism and Cooperatives (MINICOM)
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