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Environmental Mainstreaming

Applications in State Modernization, Social Development, Competitiveness, and Regional Integration

Describes how attention to environmental sustainability can be mainstreamed into four pillars, and provides guidance to staff efforts to put mainstreaming into practice in the design and implementation of regional, country- and project- level operations.

Executive Summary

As part of a collaborative effort between the Inter-American Development Bank’s Environment Division and the World Resources Institute, this document discusses environmental mainstreaming considerations in the context of the four pillars of the Bank’s Institutional Strategy:

  • Modernization of the State
  • Social Development
  • Competitiveness, and
  • Regional Integration

The purpose of the document is to set forth ideas and recommendations that will help identify mainstreaming opportunities to strengthen environmental sustainability across sectors, which in turn should enhance development outcomes.

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