Linking environment and poverty

Poverty and its alleviation are closely linked to the natural resources base. The quality of the local environment certainly affects living conditions of the poor and their poverty is often seen as a contributing factor to the degraded condition of the local environment.

The DReAMS project contributes to an improved management of environmental and natural resources and poverty alleviation. It focuses on two accepted and innovative tools that will facilitate, influence and shape local decision making:

  • the environmental and natural resources management system, ecoBUDGET
  • the Poverty Database Monitoring System, PDMS  

Click on the links above or use the menu on the left to read more about the management tools used in the project.