Monday, June 29, 2009

UNDP RFP: National Strategy for Poverty Reduction

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has published a request for proposal for a consultancy to review poverty-environment linkages in Botswana's National Strategy for Poverty Reduction (NSPR). The NSPR, approved by Presidential Directive in 2003, makes limited reference to environmental issues. While programmatic activities such as support for community based natural resources management (CBNRM) and rain fed crop production do address some poverty-environment linkages, many other environmental dimensions closely linked to poverty are not covered, including access to, and use of, other key resources such as energy and water key environmental services such as waste management and clean water and sanitation. The issue of climate change is not currently addressed in the NSPR. This consultancy is intended as a step towards filling these policy gaps.

Deadline for submission of proposals is 22 July 2009. You can read the advertisement and the entire RFP online.

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