Poverty-Environment Initiative in Tajikistan


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Poverty-Environment Initiative in Tajikistan

  1. 1. Poverty – Environment Mainstreaming into the Local Development Planning Process UNDP and UNEP Poverty and Environment Initiative in Tajikistan (May 2010 – December 2012) <br />
  2. 2. Key poverty-environment issues<br />Climate Change -<br />Sectors affected are water management, irrigated agriculture (consuming 94% of water), and energy (98% of the national energy is produced by the hydropower plants). Disaster risks increase due to floods. <br />
  3. 3. OUTCOME OF THE PROJECT:<br />Enhanced capacity of government and other stakeholders to integrate environmental sustainability into pro-poor national and sub-national development planning and budgeting<br />Output 3:<br />Capacity for implementing poverty-environment sensitive sub-national plans increased<br />Output 1:<br />Information and Knowledge Base for P-E Mainstreaming Developed<br />Output 2:<br />P-E Linkages Integrated in District Development Plans (Sughd oblast)<br />Level of understanding P-E links increased<br />Officially approvedDD planning process supports P-E mainstreaming<br />Understanding on P-E links among extension and financial services providers improved<br />Capacity for integrating P-E in national planning, monitoring and budgeting improved<br /> Environmental sustainability identified as priority in DDPs and their implementation measures<br />P-E aspect reflected in the process of providing extension and financial services<br />P-E links better reflected in the next national strategy and its budget<br />Pilot projects demonstrating P-E links at local level implemented<br /> DDPs’ budget allocation for P-E measures increased<br />
  4. 4. Cross-cutting elements in the poverty-environment mainstreaming<br />
  5. 5. Results of DDP process up to date<br /><ul><li>For the first time in Sughd Region DDPs for all 14 districts have been developed in 2011 in the framework of RGP (UNDP, GIZ, MEDT) for 2011-2015
  6. 6. Approved by the district level parliament representatives
  7. 7. Submitted to provincial level for funding allocation and to national – for approval
  8. 8. Social Economic planning previously did not refer to environment issues with the linkage to poverty – it does now
  9. 9. Understanding and support on the need of PE mainstreaming in planning and implementation of programs and projects among local authorities, different organizations, and population
  10. 10. Over a short time span through the tools used the foundation is laid for national up-scaling of PE </li></li></ul><li>Institutions and groups of people involved into Development Planning Process with TA from RGP (UNDP, GIZ, IOM, AKDN) and PEI (UNEP-UNDP)<br />Working Group– consisted of sub-groups for <br />1. Economic sector<br />2. Social sector<br />3. Infrastructure Sector<br />4. Environment Sector <br />Structure of the Environment Initiative Group (EIG) chaired by Environment Committee of the District<br />- Government authorities from the departments on land, water, communal services, agriculture<br />- Industrial companies<br />- Heads of Farms<br />- Non-profit organizations <br />- Women organizations<br />- Businesses<br />
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  12. 12. EIGs and women involved into the process<br />
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  14. 14. Stages of PE mainstreaming into DDP methodology and each DDP<br />Review of current situation <br />Entry Point 1-Review of Current Situation<br />District/Jamoatvision<br />Entry Point 2- Objective setting and Environmental Overview<br />SectoralAnalysis <br />Provision of resources for development program implementation<br />Entry Point 3- Screening and Environmental Impact Assessment <br />Monitoring and evaluation system <br />Entry Point 4- Poverty- Environment Indicators<br />Key Entry Points for Environmental Mainstreaming<br />Sections of Draft DDP Guideline<br />
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  17. 17. Review of current situation – problems identified in 14 districts <br />
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  20. 20. UNDP-UNEP Poverty- Environment Initiative <br />
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  22. 22. Poverty Environment Indicators in DDPs and electronically<br />
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  24. 24. Overall Results of DDP process – based on the above stages <br />Issues of poverty and environment linkages mainstreamed into DDPs of 14 districts <br />and 65 djamoats<br />The projects in DDPs with environment sustainability focus <br /> Measurable on-the-ground pro-poor environmental outcomes<br />Capacity building provided 790 people (10X14+10X65) in Sughd region <br />who are able to consult specifically on PE mainstreaming experience <br /> Future oblast and district practices and priorities in Sughd to include pro- poor environmental management<br /> and other districts nationwide<br />Awareness raised on the PE issues in planning <br /> Public Hearings practice is introduced<br />
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  26. 26. Overall Results of DDP process<br /><ul><li> PEI’s contribution to the methodology</li></ul>Inclusion of PE considerations across all sectors<br /> District environment departments included in the DDP working groups<br /> The foundation is laid for ensuring PE inclusion in DDPs across Tajikistan<br />Inclusion of PE approaches in the curriculum of the Institute for Civil Servant Training is underway <br /> Facilitate National coverage of the PEI experience<br />Inclusion of PE relevant district development indicators across sectors by the National Statistics Agency<br />PEI is likely to influence the indicator set for the Poverty Reduction Strategy 3 based on the work done with National Statistics Agency on the district level<br />
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  28. 28. Lessons Learned<br /><ul><li>For effective development of socio-economic planning on the sub-national level poverty-environment issues need to be considered and addressed early in the development process
  29. 29. Low environment awareness and knowledge base of the authorities and population effects PE mainstreaming into planning and budgeting
  30. 30. Development plans can help in the long term economic growth when considering sustainable environment management
  31. 31. Sub national development plans can be an entry point to demonstrate the value of mainstreaming PE concerns into planning processes
  32. 32. The timing of PEI Tajikistan to be implemented in parallel and collaboration with the Rural Growth Programme has enabled PEI with its limited resources to effectively influence the process
  33. 33. Quite complicated process due to multi-stakeholder participation but effective due to the same reason
  34. 34. The process is important – methodology itself without capacity building might not bring the same results</li></ul>UNDP-UNEP Poverty- Environment Initiative <br />
  35. 35. And much more to add, welcome to PEITajikistan<br />
  36. 36. PEI TJ acknowledges the support from <br />
  37. 37. Thank you! Zulfira PulatovaPEI National Project Manager in Tajikistane-mail: zulfira.pulatova@undp.orgwww.unpei.org<br />