Cross-sectoral expertise for complex development problems

Participatory Mapping Exercise in Niger Credit: DAI

Sound management of natural resources is central to long-term development and resilience. Faced with an urgent need to reduce environmental degradation while improving human well-being, solutions that effectively integrate investments in natural resource management with economic and social development are increasingly urgent. INRM promotes integrated programming across environment and non-environment sectors and across the Program Cycle. INRM supports USAID to amplify program impacts, strengthen gender equality and social inclusion, and identify best practices for integration.


Extra technical bandwidth to assist Missions

Missions need technical expertise to achieve development goals — but may also need extra bandwidth or additional partners to achieve them. INRM brings a team of cross-sectoral experts to efficiently assist with integrated programming where it’s most effective.


Putting knowledge and evidence to work

Missions need relevant and credible evidence to inform decisions throughout the Program Cycle. But the available evidence may be weak or contradictory, and tools and resources may be hard to find. INRM synthesizes research, reports, and other evidence to help inform decisions at all stages of the Program Cycle.


Measuring cross-sector benefits

Cross-sectoral programming assumes that integrated approaches will generate a broad range of benefits and improved outcomes. Yet measuring integration can be complex. INRM assists in designing and implementing integrated monitoring, evaluation, and learning to help understand when and how integrated programming is the best approach.

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Connect with INRM

For more information on how INRM can support cross-sectoral work at your Bureau, Mission, or Operating Unit,
please contact COR Janet Nackoney at and/or ACOR Olaf Zerbock at

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