Beitrag zur Poverty and Environment Partnership (PEP) Strategie 2016-2018

Contract partner: IIED - International Institute for Environment and DevelopmentCountry: Entwicklungsländer, unspezifisch Funding amount: € 50.000,00Project start: 15.12.2016End: 31.12.2017

Short Description:

Overall goal

The purpose of this pooled funding contribution from ADA is to support the revised Strategy for the period of 2016-2018 of the Poverty and Environment Partnership (PEP). The PEP is an informal network of international development agencies, institutes, civil society organizations and developing countries which seeks to improve the coordination of the global work on poverty reduction and the environment.The PEP has repositioned itself given the new global agreements and Agenda 2030 which together have reshaped the global development agenda: the new universal Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the Addis Ababa Action Agenda on Financing for Development (FfD), and the new Paris Agreement on Climate Change.

The Strategy 2016-2018 to re-position the PEP under the new development agenda enhances its scale of reach and influence in order to play a leading role in the new poverty, environment and climate agenda.

Expected results

The Expected Strategic Outputs of the PEP Strategy 2016-2018 are built on 2 Pillars:

1: Renewed PEP mandate and joint analytic work to advance the poverty-environment-climate agenda for the SDGs;

PEP will step-up efforts to mainstream the new p-e-c agenda at all levels of SDG implementation, building on its 15 years of experience and lessons learned from the MDGs. A targeted set of priority activities have been identified on mainstreaming, local solutions, and finance to be carried out by working groups of PEP members to contribute to an authoritative shared mandate and evidence base.

2: Expanded stakeholder communications and engagement, and strengthened PEP network to advance p-e-c action;

PEP will seek more strategic and coordinated engagement through a revamped engagement and communications strategy, including an updated website. PEP will continue to reach out to low and middle-income countries and groups and the major emerging economies - and with other new policy, business and financial players - to embrace the new universal p-e-c agenda.

Target group / Beneficiaries

The PEP is an international network operating globally. The PEP membership has gradually evolved from its origin as a network of bilateral and multilateral development agencies to also include International NGOs and research institutes and, increasingly, developing country governments and civil society organizations.

The estimated reach is a minimum of 1000 people per year who directly benefit from the PEP work and products globally. This is a modest number that can be multiplied easily by 100 if one looks at the membership of the PEP. The reach is within each of the portfolios of work of the PEP members organizations (developing and transition countries and projects), as well as the audience of this work that is reached via the network website (, the dissemination of papers and publications, etc.


Annual Meetings of all PEP members, alternating between a developing and a developed country locations; working groups (frequent virtual meetings) revolving around the core themes of the revised Strategy; Joint analytic work and periodic publishing of joint papers; Integration of the know-how acquired in the PEP exchanges into the portfolio of work of the respective partners Organisations and Institutions; and increased dialogues and partnerships fostered amongst the PEP members which in turn flow into the respective development assistance activities on a global scale.


The Poverty-Environment Partnership (PEP) was established after the 2002 World Summit on Sustainable Development as an informal network of like-minded organizations committed to ending extreme poverty while sustaining the environment. PEP meetings were originally held about twice a year with a rotating host. ADA successfully organized and hosted the meeting in Vienna in 2011. The meetings were soon seen as an informal vehicle for information and experience-sharing that complemented well the formal OECD-DAC Environet. Gradually the PEP membership has evolved from its origin as a network of bilateral and multilateral development agencies to also include international NGOs and research institutes, and, increasingly developing country governments and civil society organizations. (i.e. ADB, WB, UNEP, UNDP, WWF, GGGI, WRI, IIED, DFID, JICA, KOICA, GIZ, Bhutan, Mozambique, Bangladesh, etc.) The PEP has played a significant role in building an evidence-based narrative on how the environment matters to the livelihoods and well-being of poor and vulnerable groups, and in advocating policies that advance an integrated approach to poverty reduction, environmental management and inclusive green growth. 2015 was a pivotal year for the global community and the PEP. Global agreements to a set of new universal Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the Addis Ababa Action Agenda on Financing for Development (FfD), and the new Paris Agreement on Climate Change have reshaped the global development agenda. Taken together, these landmark agreements create breakthrough opportunities for transforming development policy and practice, and for advancing a new and universal ‘poverty-environment-climate’ (p-e-c) agenda. Moving forward, a more targeted and action-oriented Strategy is needed to re-position the PEP to play a leading role in advancing the new p-e-c agenda—moving from a loose network around diverse and changing p-e-c themes, to a more focused mission around a set of agreed strategic outcomes. Key elements of the Strategy 2016-2018 include: Renewed PEP mandate focused on SDG implementation; Expanded PEP membership and sharpened engagement/influence strategy; Strengthened PEP core capacity.

project number0300-00/2016
source of fundingOEZA
sector Umweltschutz allgemein
modalityContributions to specific-purpose programmes and funds managed by international organisations (multilateral, INGO)
marker Environment: 2, Climate change mitigation: 2, Climate change adaptation: 1, Biodiversity: 2, Desertification: 1
  • Policy marker: are used to identify, assess and facilitate the monitoring of activities in support of policy objectives concerning gender equality, aid to environment, participatory development/good governance, trade development and reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health. Activities targeting the objectives of the Rio Conventions include the identification of biodiversity, climate change mitigation, climate change adaptation, and desertification.
    • 1= policy is a significant objective of the activity
    • 2= policy is the principal objective of the activity
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    • BMLFUW - Federal Ministry for Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water
    • EU - Funds of the European Commission
    • Others - various other donors are listed in ADA’s annual business report.
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