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Conservation Enterprises

Conservation enterprises approaches are defined by a development hypothesis (theory of change) that if income is increased through conservation enterprises, then participants will be motivated and enabled to change behaviors to reduce threats to biodiversity (e.g., by reducing unsustainable resource use or monitoring/excluding others).

Over the past two decades, conservation enterprise approaches have been used extensively in USAID biodiversity programming. Yet, little information has been collected in a systematic way to test key assumptions regarding the effectiveness of these approaches. This group can gain a deeper understanding of the effectiveness of conservation enterprises by exploring a set of shared learning questions focused on the theory of change. Explore the Conservation Enterprise Learning Agenda .

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Lessons from 20 Years of Conservation Enterprise Support in The Maya Biosphere Reserve
Sep 14, 2017 · Video

Lessons from 20 Years of Conservation Enterprise Support in The Maya Biosphere Reserve

In this webinar from September 14th, 2017, Benjamin Hodgdon and Alejandro Santos from Rainforest Alliance and Ani Zamgochian from USAID/Guatemala talk about their experiences…

Webinar: Conservation Enterprise Impact Evaluation in Nepal
Aug 10, 2017 · Video

Webinar: Conservation Enterprise Impact Evaluation in Nepal

During this August 10th, 2017 Webinar, Karl Wurster from USAID/Nepal shared his plans for an impact evaluation looking at 10 years of implementation of…

Conservation Enterprises: Using a Theory of Change Approach to Synthesize Lessons from USAID Biodiversity Projects
Apr 11, 2017 · File

Conservation Enterprises: Using a Theory of Change Approach to Synthesize Lessons from USAID Biodiversity Projects

In an effort to increase the understanding of conservation enterprises’ activities and outcomes and to improve the effectiveness of biodiversity programming, this brief synthesizes…

Integrating Conservation & Livelihood Goals
Jan 31, 2017 · File

Integrating Conservation & Livelihood Goals

Using a database of World Bank project evaluations, E3/FAB’s new study called “Integrating Livelihood and Conservation Goals: A Retrospective Analysis of World Bank Projects”…

Conservation Enterprises: Using a Theory of Change Approach to Synthesize Lessons from USAID Biodiversity Projects
Jan 27, 2017 · File

Conservation Enterprises: Using a Theory of Change Approach to Synthesize Lessons from USAID Biodiversity Projects

Promoting conservation enterprises is a strategy that is widely supported by USAID biodiversity funding. However, the evidence that conservation enterprises lead to conservation is…

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