OECD Environment Working Papers

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1997-0900 (online)
DOI :
10.1787/19970900
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This series is designed to make available to a wider readership selected studies on environmental issues prepared for use within the OECD. Authorship is usually collective, but principal authors are named. The papers are generally available only in their original language English or French with a summary in the other if available.
 

Greening Development Planning

A Review of Country Case Studies for Making the Economic Case for Improved Management of Environment and Natural Resources You or your institution have access to this content

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Author(s):
Olof Drakenberg1, Sandra Paulsen2, Jessica Andersson3, Emelie Dahlberg1, Kristoffer Darin Mattsson1, Elisabeth Wikstrom2
Author Affiliations
  • 1: University of Gothenburg, Sweden

  • 2: Environmental Protection Agency, Sweden

  • 3: International Development Cooperation Agency, Sweden

26 Jan 2009
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No.:
5
Pages
58
DOI
10.1787/227348018366

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Different approaches to making the economic case for improved management of natural capital in national planning are reviewed in this report. In many low-income countries natural resources sectors (agriculture, mining, forestry, fishery, nature-based tourism) are identified as the engines of economic growth. However, a majority of the ecosystems on which human well-being depends are being degraded. The difficulties in providing economic and policy-relevant information about sustainable economic management of natural capital are often seen as an important reason for inadequate integration of the environment in macroeconomic and sector polices. The report concludes that the analysed country studies (Lao People's Democratic Republic, Mozambique, Peru, Tajikistan and Uganda) mainly relied on existing domestic or international analytical work, used relatively basic calculations/data (such as the market value of fisheries, the value of timber sold etc.) and often formed part of a broader analytical effort.
Keywords:
natural resources management, development co-operation, environmental economics, government policy, sustainable development
JEL Classification:
  • O13: Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth / Economic Development / Agriculture; Natural Resources; Energy; Environment; Other Primary Products
  • O19: Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth / Economic Development / International Linkages to Development; Role of International Organizations
  • O29: Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth / Development Planning and Policy / Other
  • Q1: Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics / Agriculture
  • Q56: Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics / Environmental Economics / Environment and Development; Environment and Trade; Sustainability; Environmental Accounts and Accounting; Environmental Equity; Population Growth
  • Q58: Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics / Environmental Economics / Government Policy