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    June 2019

The lessons learned from the joint Poverty-Environment Initiative (PEI) of the United Nations Development Programme and the United Nations Environment Programme implemented in Africa from 2005 to 2018 highlight several exciting experiences for putting in place new and innovative ways of doing business that enable socially inclusive and green economies. This report reviews the Initiative’s successes and failures, and its responses to these. It documents how robust and integrated evidence—along with changes in policy, budgeting, investment and monitoring frameworks and involving a diverse set of actors—has begun to shape the institutions needed to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The report offers a set of recommendations on how to achieve policy, budget and expenditure coherence for sustainable development using country-owned planning frameworks, new knowledge and tools, and building national capacities.