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1 ADBs Poverty & Environment Program and an Update on David S. McCauley Senior Environmental Economist Asian Development Bank 11th Poverty and Environment Partnership Meeting Copenhagen, Denmark

2 Presentation Outline ADB Poverty & Environment Program PovertyEnvironment.Net Update Looking Ahead

3 ADBs PEP Structured Learning Exercise (Phase 1) – poverty-environment links and practices Pilot interventions, analysis, dissemination 16 grants – green, brown, vulnerabilities PovertyEnvironment.Net for capture/outreach Mainstreaming (Phase 2) –Targeted pilot activities and analyses –Incorporating P-E links at country & project levels –ADB resident mission capacities

4 PovertyEnvironment.Net(/PEP) February 2004 PEP in Netherlands - members decided website should be established to support Partnership efforts around the world ADB agreed to widen the reach of a website planned under its Poverty & Environment (P&E) Program to serve this purpose Initial commitment in 2004 was for 2-3 years (as a reminder…)

5 Website Objectives Promote poverty-environment initiatives by providing dedicated space for sharing and disseminating knowledge and lessons to tackle the environmental dimensions of poverty Foster informal exchange and collaboration with all potentially interested P-E stakeholders from Asia and other parts of the world Provide a dedicated PEP sub-website as a medium for information exchange among PEP members

6 As of now: More than 700 documents indexed Category with most entries: Analytical Studies (511) Missing still: Americas The Sites

7 Feature Articles and Partner in Focus – Focusing on one topic or organization and linked to related documents, events. New feature uploaded every 2 weeks. Updates

8 Hits

9 Visits

10 Views

11 Links to Date PEP Members with Links on their Websites: ADB, CIDA, DANIDA, EC- Envir, DFID, IrishAid, IUCN, IISD, OECD, SIDA, UNEP, WWF, World Bank Missing PEP Members: AfDB, FAO, GTZ, IADB, IIED, IDS, JBIC, Netherlands, Norway, SDC, SIWI, SEI, WHO, WRI Selected Others: Nature and PovertyPoverty & Conservation Learning Group Poverty Map Botanic Gardens Conservation International Goteborg University European Tropical Forest Research Network Sustainability WatchAfricaIntelligencia.com Rural Poverty Portal Development Gateway Wiser Earth BOND

12 Looking Ahead PEP website as a learning tool – enhanced? UNDP/UNDP PEI link -> UNPEI?? IADB November 2008 hosting of global PEP ADB PEP lessons learned – 2008 document ADB mid-2008 hosting of global PEP Expanded use of website as resource Posting of presentations from 11 th PEP! Posting of environmental health paper


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