Sustainable Development Strategies: A Resource Book [NOOK Book]

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This book is a cornerstone resource for a wide range of organizations and individuals concerned with sustainable development at national or local levels, as well as for international organizations concerned with supporting such development. Whilst the focus is on integrated strategies for sustainable development, the approaches and methods covered are equally relevant to poverty reduction, environmental and sectoral strategies, programme development and review. genda 21 called for all countries to develop ...
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Sustainable Development Strategies: A Resource Book

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Overview

This book is a cornerstone resource for a wide range of organizations and individuals concerned with sustainable development at national or local levels, as well as for international organizations concerned with supporting such development. Whilst the focus is on integrated strategies for sustainable development, the approaches and methods covered are equally relevant to poverty reduction, environmental and sectoral strategies, programme development and review. genda 21 called for all countries to develop sustainable development strategies. For such strategies to be effective there needs to be a real commitment. In every country, government at all levels, the private sector and civil society must work together in a true partnership, in transparent ways which enable genuine stakeholder participation. The necessary mechanisms and processes need to be coordinated to enable continuous learning and improvement.

This resource book provides flexible, non-prescriptive guidance on how to develop, assess and implement national sustainable development strategies. It sets out principles and ideas on process and methods, and suggests how these can be used. It is based on an analysis of past and current practice, drawing directly from experience in both developed and developing countries. Following a discussion of the nature and challenges of sustainable development and the need for strategic responses to them, the heart of the book covers the main tasks in strategy processes. Individual chapters offer a rich range of guidance, ideas and case studies

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''Provides guidance on how to develop, implement, and assess national sustainable development strategies.'
Journal of Economic Literature, Vol. 41, No. 3

'[The book contains] critically important material.'
Long Range Planning

'A worthwhile publication on sustainable development strategies.'
Tourism Recreation Research

'Provides flexible, non-prescriptive guidance on how to develop, assess and implement national sustainable development strategies, based on an analysis of past and current practice and drawing directly from experience in both developed and developing countries.'
Natural Resources Journal

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781136555732
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 9/10/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 382
  • File size: 5 MB

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IIED is an independent, non-profit institute which aims to provide expertise and leadership in researching and promoting sustainable development at local, national, regional and global levels.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Contents
List of figures, tables and boxes
Preface
Acronyms and abbreviations
1 About the resource book 1
2 Sustainable development and the need for strategic responses 5
3 The nature of sustainable development strategies and current practice 30
4 Key steps in starting or improving strategies for sustainable development 74
5 Analysis 114
6 Participation in strategies for sustainable development 177
7 Communications 226
8 Strategy decision-making 253
9 The financial basis for strategies 288
10 Monitoring and evaluation systems 309
Appendix 327
References 331
Index 348
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