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Performance Indicator Reference Sheets: Combating Wildlife Crime

by Ryan Thompson last modified Aug 09, 2017 03:43 PM

To improve consistency and accuracy of monitoring within and across combating wildlife crime programs, USAID developed generalized Performance Indicator Reference Sheets (PIRS) that document the definition, purpose, and collection methodology of a subset of indicators recommended for key strategic approaches in USAID’s Combating Wildlife Crime Toolkit. Each of the PIRS (linked below) should be tailored to fit the indicators customized by toolkit users. PIRS are required for indicators used to report on USAID-supported activities, but are useful for any donor or project implementer. PIRS for additional CWC Toolkit indicators will be developed as resources are available.

PIRS for Strategic Approach 1:
Reduce Consumer Demand through Behavior Change Methodologies

1.1.a Percent of target audience that receives message
1.1.b Percent of target audience that expresses desired attitudes
1.3 Percent of target audience that demonstrates desired behavior
1.4 Percent change in sales of target illegal wildlife and wildlife products

PIRS for Strategic Approach 2:
Build Law Enforcement Capacity

2.1 Extent to which needed resources are secured for personnel to successfully carry out targeted actions
2.3.b Percent (and number) of personnel in the group receiving capacity-building assistance that meet the competency level for their position
2.4.c Percent (and number) of enforcement personnel in the group receiving capacity-building assistance that report they are empowered to take targeted actions
2.5 Percent (and number) of personnel in the group receiving capacity-building assistance that successfully carry out targeted compliance and enforcement actions

PIRS for Shared Factors in multiple strategic approaches:
Increased Risks for Wildlife Criminals*

11.1.a Detection rate of evidence of wildlife crime
11.2 Probability of arrest
11.3 Probability of prosecution
11.4 Probability of conviction
11.5.b Probability of appropriate sentences being served

* These apply to most of the CWC Toolkit strategic approaches (SAs):

SA2: Build Law Enforcement Capacity
SA3: Reduce Tolerance and Opportunities for Corruption

SA4: Reform National Laws and Policies Addressing Wildlife Crime

SA5: Improve Traceability of Legal Wildlife Products

SA6: Strengthen International and Interagency Cooperation in Data Sharing and Enforcement
SA7: Increase Community Action and Support to Combat Poaching and Trafficking
SA8: Promote Conservation Leadership by Decision Makers
SA9: Improve Conservation Approaches through Better Information on Status and Trends
SA10: Expand and Reform International Laws, Policies and Agreements Addressing Wildlife Crime

For more on this topic, see:
Measuring Efforts to Combat Wildlife Crime

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