The UNDP- UN Environment Poverty-Environment Initiative supports eight countries in Asia Pacific to achieve Sustainable Development by integrating ecological, climate and fairness concerns into national, subnational and sectoral planning, budgeting and investment processes. The programme supports Ministries of Finance, Planning and Local Government to direct public and private investments to achieve greener, more inclusive economies.
In Lao PDR, the Initiative works closely with the Ministry of Planning and Investment to ensure that foreign direct investments in natural resources are environmentally sustainable and socially inclusive. From screening proposals to approval to monitoring impacts, the Government of Lao PDR has been equipped with a wide set of tools that balance the needed economic gains from investments with the protecting the environment and trickling benefits to all.
Laos works to improve monitoring of investments
The Poverty-Environment Initiative
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Written and directed by Marta Soscinzka, for the World Health Organization in 2020.
Directed by Marta Baraibar.