This publication summarises the results of a capacity building procees, which started in 2003, to integrate environmental, social and economic considerations in public policies.
A particular focus is on promoting sustainable trade and proverty reduction. Nine countries participated in the process : Brazil, Chile, Colombia, the Czech Republic, Indonesia, Kenya, Lebanon, Russia, and Uganda. Policies subject to integrated assessment ranged from a sustainable development plan for the paving of highway in the Brazilian Amazon to Kenya's national energy policy. Governments and national research institutions were the drivers of this process and multi-stakeholder participation a prominent feature.