Innovation in Development for Environmental Action


This report analyses an experimental action research programme to enhance local management capability for addressing serious environmental problems in developing countries. The programme is called IDEA - Institutional Development for Environmental Action. IDEA consists of core project teams and networks led by senior scientists or public administrators in Malaysia, Mauritius, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Ghana, Nigeria and Guyana. There is also a small, worldwide interdisciplinary support team. The projects are addressing problems of watershed management, waste management and the management of natural resources. However the lessons of the programme are applicable across a wide range of situations requiring environmental management.

Executive Summary
List of CCGTM/IDEA network members
for evelopment
2. Description and evaluation of the IDEA projects
3. Constraints and options in environmental management for development
4. The Methodology of the IDEA programme
5. Lessons and main themes

ISBN: 0853744572