Poverty Environment Climate Mainstreaming

What is the project about?

 When planning for a rural community, public sector officials are now better able to capture the reality of its citizens. Photo: UNDP Bangladesh

The Poverty, Environment and Climate Mainstreaming (PECM) project is a joint initiative of the General Economics Division (GED) of the Government of Bangladesh and UNDP. It aims to enhance the institutional capacity of targeted national stakeholders to integrate poverty-environment-climate linkages into their national development planning process, documents and guidelines.

The activities focus on policy advocacy, the development and dissemination of socioeconomic analysis, training, knowledge management, as well as on broadening partnerships across the public sectors, the civil society and the academia. Integrating the linked issues of poverty, environment and climate throughout the government’s policies and priorities will enable a more sustainable economic development in Bangladesh.

PECM is part of the Asia Pacific regional and global Poverty Environment Initiative (PEI).  

What have we accomplished so far?

The PECM project has integrated poverty, environment and climate change issues in the following:

  • The Perspective Plan of Bangladesh (2011-2021),
  • the sixth Five Year Plan (2011-2015),
  • the National Sustainable Development Strategy (NSDS) 2011-21, 
  • the Annual Development Program (ADP) Guideline (2012-13 and 2013-14) and
  • the Development Project Proforma (DPP) for Public sector development planning.

 20 public sector projects in agriculture, water, and rural development and transport sector have been analysed to integrate the PECM approach.

 200 public sector planning professionals were trained on poverty, environment, climate change and disaster inclusive development planning.

 PECM conducted the Climate Public Expenditure and Institutional Review that provides both the financial management systems as well as the institutional arrangements for allocating and spending climate-related expenditures for Bangladesh.

 Moreover, the PECM is currently piloting a national and local climate fiscal framework and an E-platform for planning professionals to share and create knowledge on resilient development has been created.

Who finances it?

Donor Amount
UNDP $ 306,353
UNDP - UNEP PEI $ 211,366
UNDP $ 143,919
UNDP - UNEP PEI $ 162,434

Delivery in previous fiscal year

Year Amount
2012 $ 306,353
2011 $ 260,196
2010 $ 35,878

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