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    Pov-Env. Indicators_Rwanda.pdf
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    Publish Date:
    March 2007

Poverty-environment (PE) indicators are about establishing and monitoring the links between poverty and environment. In Rwanda, the first specific initiative to focus on poverty and environment links was the UNDP supported pilot project poverty-environment mapping (PEM) in 2003.

Indicators are considered useful in simplifying, clarifying and monitoring the complex links between poverty and environment. The Rwandan experience has demonstrated that PE issues cut across all the seven MDGs and their specific targets. Therefore, their inclusion in the M&E system for the EDPRS and other national development strategies and plans will contribute to more effective focus towards meeting the MDGs.