|Title||Mainstreaming environment and water in development|
|Year of Publication||2006|
|Authors||van Steenbergen, F, Nicol, A, de Gooijer, G, Kuchenmuller, T, Otten, P|
|Pagination||53 p. : boxes, tab.|
|Publisher||Netherlands, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, DGIS|
|Place Published||The Hague, The Netherlands|
|Keywords||development cooperation, environment, integrated approach, netherlands, policies, sdipol, water resources management|
This discussion paper looks at the integration and mainstreaming of environment and water in national and sector policies and programmes supported by Dutch bilateral development cooperation. It is based on interviews with policymakers in partner countries, a literature review, and a workshop.
Mainstreaming environment and water is defined as: promoting improved environmental and water management in policy formulation and programmes of implementation by public and private sector actors.
While new aid modalities offer a good opportunity to achieve such mainstreaming, donors and partner countries often give it low priority or do not provide enough financial or human resources to implement it.
The paper proposes a strategy for mainstreaming of environment and water in Dutch bilateral development programmes, including the following recommendations: