Tourism development is still a niche sector in international development cooperation. Tourism development is either part of ‘Environment and Natural Resources’ or ‘Private Sector Development’.
Very few donor agencies have realized the poverty alleviation potential in terms of incomes and jobs for the poor.
TOURISMRESULTS can assist with the mainstreaming of tourism development activities through:
- Programming: an essential decision-making process through which donor agencies and partner countries define development assistance strategies, priorities and funding allocations.
- Joint programming by donors implies that they define together which donor should work in which sector in a particular partner country.
- Formulation of project proposals for development cooperation agencies