Environmental and Natural Resource Management Framework

Man peddles recycled glass through market in thePhilippines with support from USAID's Municipal Waste Recycling Program (MWRP). MWRP provides grants and technical assistance to organizations to  support efforts to recycle waste that threatens human health and the environment.
Man peddles recycled glass through market in thePhilippines with support from USAID's Municipal Waste Recycling Program (MWRP). MWRP provides grants and technical assistance to organizations to support efforts to recycle waste that threatens human health and the environment.
Ouie Sanchez

Environment-related matters are more important than ever in the work of USAID. Our investments in sustainable environmental stewardship aren’t only about protecting the environment—they also help build healthier populations, preserve livelihoods, and create new economic opportunities. - Mark Green, USAID Administrator

The Environmental and Natural Resource Management (ENRM) Framework will serve as an Agency-wide guiding document to ensure USAID investments in all sectors bring environmental considerations to the forefront. Sound stewardship of natural resources has implications for nearly everything USAID is trying to help governments, civil society, and the private sector in our partner countries achieve on the Journey to Self-Reliance.

Woman sells Xate, the community of Uxactun has converted a very low value resource to a more value-added one, but more importantly, has created an opportunity for a majority of the families in the community to earn a better basic base income. Uaxactun, Guatemala.
Woman sells Xate, the community of Uxactun has converted a very low value resource to a more value-added one, but more importantly, has created an opportunity for a majority of the families in the community to earn a better basic base income. Uaxactun, Guatemala.
Jason Houston for USAID

The ENRM Framework is written as a guiding document to staff at missions and headquarters across sectors. The Framework is designed to give USAID staff:

  • A vision for integration of investments in environmental and natural resource management with economic growth and social development;
  • A set of cross-sectoral environmental priorities in line with the National Security Strategy and the USAID Policy Framework;
  • Awareness of the two priority areas and six sub-priorities for USAID investment across sectors; and,
  • A set of cross-cutting programmatic approaches to inform USAID programming and facilitate partner countries’ Journeys to Self-Reliance.
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Last updated: November 05, 2019

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