POVERTYENVIRONMENT: Developing and Applying Poverty Environment Indicators
Development of P-E indicators is a relatively recent process that builds on the previous work of many diverse organizations, work that treated indicators on poverty and on the environment as separate issues. Development of P-E indicators, that is, measures that capture the complex dynamic between these two arenas, received considerable impetus in the late 1990s from the Poverty Environment Partnership created by leading development institutions. As part of our attempt to understand current P-E indicators, we reviewed recent studies including those of the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) and the World Bank. The review and critique in this section focuses on the framework or approach that was used to develop the set of indicators, rather than on specific indicators.