|Overview : |
The Poverty-Environment Action for Sustainable Development Goals (Poverty-Environment Action) is a joint UNDP-UN Environment initiative that seeks to deliver technical advice, advocacy and knowledge products (KP) for supporting the Government of Malawi in the implementation of core government businesses, policies and plans in the environment, natural resources (ENR) and related sectors. It seeks to foster integration of environmental sustainability and climate objectives in development planning, budgeting and monitoring systems; and incentivize shift in public and private investments towards environmental sustainability and climate objectives for poverty eradication. The Project focuses on leveraging agricultural production and gender equality to build resilience of households to shocks and to address food security and poverty alleviation through the sustainable management of the environment and natural resources. Implementation is spearheaded by the Department of Economic Planning and Development (EPD) in the Ministry of Economic Planning and Development (MoEPD), which is Malawi Government's main planning agency responsible for national economic and development planning and monitoring and evaluation of socio-economic issues in the country.