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Conservation Enterprises: Using a theory of change approach to synthesize lessons from USAID biodiversity projects
Nov 09, 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…

Building a Conservation Enterprise: Keys for Success
Nov 07, 2017 · File

Building a Conservation Enterprise: Keys for Success

"Building a Conservation Enterprise: Keys for Success” is a summary of the guidance from key resource documents on the enabling conditions that support a…

Case Study: Restoring Coral Reefs in the Face of Climate Change in the Seychelles
Oct 19, 2017 · File

Case Study: Restoring Coral Reefs in the Face of Climate Change in the Seychelles

This ecosystem-based adaptation (EbA) case study highlights the USAID/Southern Africa Regional Mission’s Reef Rescuers project, which is restoring damaged coral reefs to increase their…

Hariyo Ban Program – Cross-sector Collaboration that Benefits People and Forests
Sep 15, 2017 · Blog Post

Hariyo Ban Program – Cross-sector Collaboration that Benefits People and Forests

Threats to Nepal's biodiversity and its varied ecosystems impact the 80 percent of the population that depends on natural resources for their livelihoods. The…

Evidence Summary: Ecosystem-based Adaptation and Water Security
Aug 30, 2017 · File

Evidence Summary: Ecosystem-based Adaptation and Water Security

This evidence summary highlights ecosystem-based adaptation (EbA) approaches that can help people and communities address water insecurity by increasing water quantity, enhancing water quality…

Understanding Biodiversity – Development Integration Efforts and Opportunities
Aug 22, 2017 · File

Understanding Biodiversity – Development Integration Efforts and Opportunities

This report presents the results of a broad review to understand how other agencies and organizations have defined and integrated biodiversity with other sectors.…

Dietary quality and tree cover in Africa
Aug 07, 2017 · File

Dietary quality and tree cover in Africa

The authors use Demographic Health Survey data on food consumption for children from 21 African countries and Global Land Cover Facility tree cover data…

Wild-Caught Fish Are Feeding the World
Aug 03, 2017 · File

Wild-Caught Fish Are Feeding the World

This recent summary of the fisheries sector in Africa highlights four key takeaways in support of protecting wild-caught African fisheries. In Africa, millions rely…

Evidence Summary: Ecosystem-based Adaptation and Food Security
Aug 02, 2017 · File

Evidence Summary: Ecosystem-based Adaptation and Food Security

This evidence summary highlights specific ecosystem-based adaptation (EbA) approaches that can address food security by strengthening and maintaining natural systems and the goods and…

Supplemental Guide 2: Rating Direct Threats in USAID Biodiversity Programming
Aug 01, 2017 · File

Supplemental Guide 2: Rating Direct Threats in USAID Biodiversity Programming

Biodiversity Programming Supplemental Guide 2: Rating Direct Threats in USAID Biodiversity Programming focuses on the step of threat analysis in biodiversity conservation planning. This…

Supplemental Guide 1: Defining Scope and Biodiversity Focal Interests in USAID Biodiversity Programming
Aug 01, 2017 · File

Supplemental Guide 1: Defining Scope and Biodiversity Focal Interests in USAID Biodiversity Programming

Biodiversity Supplemental Guide 1: Defining Scope and Biodiversity Focal Interests in USAID Biodiversity Programming focuses on two of the most important initial steps of…

Evidence Summary: The Economics of Ecosystem-based Adaptation
Aug 01, 2017 · File

Evidence Summary: The Economics of Ecosystem-based Adaptation

This evidence summary highlights the economics of ecosystem-based adaptation (EbA) approaches, which can offer cost savings compared with other approaches, as well as additional…

Incorporating Geospatial Design into USAID Biodiversity Programming
Jul 06, 2017 · File

Incorporating Geospatial Design into USAID Biodiversity Programming

Incorporating Geospatial Design into USAID Biodiversity Programming is a biodiversity case example that describes the use of geospatial data and analysis for program design,…

Case Study: Maintaining Water Security in Critical Water Catchments in Mongolia
Jun 09, 2017 · File

Case Study: Maintaining Water Security in Critical Water Catchments in Mongolia

This ecosystem-based adaption (EbA) case study highlights the key EbA activities under the Ecosystem-based Adaptation Approach to Maintaining Water Security in Critical Water Catchments…

Evidence Summary: Ecosystem-based Adaptation and Extreme Events
Jun 09, 2017 · File

Evidence Summary: Ecosystem-based Adaptation and Extreme Events

This evidence summary highlights specific ecosystem-based adaptation (EbA) approaches that can help communities adapt to extreme weather and other climate events such as floods,…

Bushmeat and human health: Assessing the Evidence in tropical and sub-tropical forests
Apr 24, 2017 · File

Bushmeat and human health: Assessing the Evidence in tropical and sub-tropical forests

USAID's Forestry and Biodiversity Office partners with the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) to study the impacts of the consumption of and trade…

Forests and Food Security: What’s Gender Got to Do with It?
Mar 21, 2017 · File

Forests and Food Security: What’s Gender Got to Do with It?

The gender dynamics of food security in forest dwelling communities are still not clear. However, emerging case studies and reviews of the issue parallel…

Combating Wildlife Trafficking Cross-Mission Learning Agenda
Mar 06, 2017 · File

Combating Wildlife Trafficking Cross-Mission Learning Agenda

The CWT Learning Agenda explores assumptions and evidence behind three strategic approaches by outlining key learning questions the Learning Group will collaborate to answer,…

Mar 06, 2017 · Blog Post

Tackling Environmental Crime in Madagascar’s Rainforests

Pierre Sampilahy, Chief Patroller for the Mitsinjo community forestry group in northeastern Madagascar, looks at the large tree lying at his feet. “This one…

FOREIGN ASSISTANCE ACT SECTIONS 118/119 TROPICAL FOREST AND BIODIVERSITY ANALYSIS: BEST PRACTICES GUIDE
Feb 17, 2017 · File

FOREIGN ASSISTANCE ACT SECTIONS 118/119 TROPICAL FOREST AND BIODIVERSITY ANALYSIS: BEST PRACTICES GUIDE

This template will assist USAID missions in the development of a scope of work (SOW) for the Foreign Assistance Act (FAA) 118/119 Tropical Forest…

Foreign Assistance Act Sections 118/119 Tropical Forest and Biodiversity Analysis Best Practices Guide
Feb 17, 2017 · File

Foreign Assistance Act Sections 118/119 Tropical Forest and Biodiversity Analysis Best Practices Guide

The new FAA 118/119 Tropical Forest and Biodiversity Analysis Best Practices Guide provides practical "how-to" advice for USAID staff and contractors conducting the analysis.

MAKING A DIFFERENCE: CAPTURING THE CHARISMATIC
Feb 10, 2017 · File

MAKING A DIFFERENCE: CAPTURING THE CHARISMATIC

Gunung Leuser National Park, in Indonesia, is the only place on earth that is home to tigers, orangutans, elephants and rhinos. To protect these…

Integrating Livelihood and Conservation Goals: A Retrospective Analysis of World Bank Projects
Feb 01, 2017 · File

Integrating Livelihood and Conservation Goals: A Retrospective Analysis of World Bank Projects

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”…

Jan 10, 2017 · File

CIFOR’s Gender Research: Approaches, Achievements & Impacts

CIFOR’s Gender Research: Approaches, Achievements & Impacts

Jan 10, 2017 · File

Research to Impact at CIFOR

Research to Impact at CIFOR

Jan 10, 2017 · File

EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES, GENDER, JUSTICE AND TENURE (EGT)

2017 RESEARCH PRIORITIES

Jan 10, 2017 · File

SUSTAINABLE LANDSCAPES AND FOOD SYSTEMS: EVIDENCE FOR INTEGRATION

SUSTAINABLE LANDSCAPES AND FOOD SYSTEMS: EVIDENCE FOR INTEGRATION

Jan 10, 2017 · File

CIFOR STRATEGY 2016-2025

Stepping up to the new Global Development Agenda

CIFOR day story
Jan 05, 2017 · File

CIFOR day story

CIFOR day story

Food Security & Biodiversity
Jan 03, 2017 · File

Food Security & Biodiversity

Almost 800 million people suffer from hunger or malnutrition worldwide. Biodiverse ecosystems produce goods and services that are fundamental to food security including wild…

The Importance of Biodiversity and Natural Systems to Food Security in Tanzania
Jan 03, 2017 · File

The Importance of Biodiversity and Natural Systems to Food Security in Tanzania

Many Tanzanians face chronic food insecurity and undernutrition despite steady national economic growth. The most recent Demographic and Health Survey found that 38 percent…

Forest Legality Alliance: Tackling Illegal Logging "From Seed To Song"
Dec 19, 2016 · File

Forest Legality Alliance: Tackling Illegal Logging "From Seed To Song"

USAID supported the Forest Legality Alliance (FLA), private sector and civil society working together to ensure compliance with revisions to the Lacey Act intended…

Adding It Up: Economic Tools To Improve Infra-Structure Planning and Biodiversity Conservation
Dec 19, 2016 · File

Adding It Up: Economic Tools To Improve Infra-Structure Planning and Biodiversity Conservation

USAID believes that decisions about whether and where to build roads, dams and other infrastructure should carefully consider impacts on biodiversity and the opportunity…

Protecting tigers with project predator
Dec 13, 2016 · File

Protecting tigers with project predator

To ensure a future for tigers and other Asian big cats, USAID supported INTERPOL's Project Predator that works to dismantle criminal networks trafficking in…

CIFOR Day at USAID
Dec 08, 2016 · File

CIFOR Day at USAID

USAID’s Office of Forestry and Biodiversity (FAB) and the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) teamed up this past October to host a series…

Instructions for Populating the Interactive Inventory of Capacity Building Initiatives to Combat IUU Fishing
Dec 06, 2016 · File

Instructions for Populating the Interactive Inventory of Capacity Building Initiatives to Combat IUU Fishing

A PDF providing instructions for populating the Interactive Inventory of Capacity Building Initiatives to Combat IUU Fishing.

How-To-Guide 3 Summary: Defining Outcomes & Indicators for Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning in USAID Biodiversity Programming
Nov 09, 2016 · File

How-To-Guide 3 Summary: Defining Outcomes & Indicators for Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning in USAID Biodiversity Programming

This is a summary of the How-To-Guide describing how to define outcomes and indicators.

How-To-Guide 2 Summary: Using Results Chains to Depict Theories of Change in USAID Biodiversity Programming
Nov 09, 2016 · File

How-To-Guide 2 Summary: Using Results Chains to Depict Theories of Change in USAID Biodiversity Programming

This is a summary of the How-To-Guide describing what a results chain is and how to build one.

How-To-Guide 1 Summary: Developing Situation Models in USAID Biodiversity Programming
Nov 09, 2016 · File

How-To-Guide 1 Summary: Developing Situation Models in USAID Biodiversity Programming

This is a summary of the How-To-Guide describing what a situation model is and how to build one.

Linkages Between the Natural Environment and Select Nutritional Outcomes: Evidence from USAID-supported Research Collaborations
Nov 08, 2016 · File

Linkages Between the Natural Environment and Select Nutritional Outcomes: Evidence from USAID-supported Research Collaborations

At the American Public Health Association Annual Meeting in Denver, Colorado (October, 2016), Dr. Anila Jacob of the USAID Biodiversity Results and Integrated Development…

IDEA Country Dashboard
Sep 27, 2016 · File

IDEA Country Dashboard

The Dashboard provides the most-up-to-date data across sectors.

USAID’s Biodiversity Conservation and Forestry Programs, 2016 Report
Sep 22, 2016 · File

USAID’s Biodiversity Conservation and Forestry Programs, 2016 Report

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) submits this report pursuant to Section 118 of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 (FAA), as…

Biodiversity conservation and forestry programs 2016 report, fiscal year 2015 results and funding
Sep 07, 2016 · File

Biodiversity conservation and forestry programs 2016 report, fiscal year 2015 results and funding

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) submits this report pursuant to Section 118 of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 (FAA), as…

Biodiversity How-To Guide 3: Defining Outcomes & Indicators for Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning in USAID Biodiversity Programming
Aug 18, 2016 · File

Biodiversity How-To Guide 3: Defining Outcomes & Indicators for Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning in USAID Biodiversity Programming

The Biodiversity How-To Guide 3: Defining Outcomes and Indicators for Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning in USAID Biodiversity Programming is the third in a series…

Biodiversity How-To Guide 2: Using Results Chains to Depict Theories of Change in USAID Biodiversity Programming
Aug 18, 2016 · File

Biodiversity How-To Guide 2: Using Results Chains to Depict Theories of Change in USAID Biodiversity Programming

The Biodiversity How-To Guide 2: Using Results Chains to Depict Theories of Change in USAID Biodiversity Programming is the second in a series of…

Biodiversity How-To Guide 1: Developing Situation Models in USAID Biodiversity Programming
Aug 18, 2016 · File

Biodiversity How-To Guide 1: Developing Situation Models in USAID Biodiversity Programming

The Biodiversity How-To Guide 1: Developing Situation Models in USAID Biodiversity Programming is the first in a series of three guides that provide in-depth…

Biodiversity conservation and forestry programs 2015 Report, fiscal year 2014 results and funding
Aug 12, 2016 · File

Biodiversity conservation and forestry programs 2015 Report, fiscal year 2014 results and funding

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) submits this report to fulfill the requirement for an annual report on implementation of Section 118…

Final Report: Biodiversity Understanding in Infrastructure and Landscape Development PDF
Aug 05, 2016 · File

Final Report: Biodiversity Understanding in Infrastructure and Landscape Development PDF

The overall goal of CSF’s BUILD program was to encourage and support the development of ecologically sound, economically efficient and socially equitable infrastructure policies…

Research Questions and Methodologies for a Biodiversity and Development Research Agenda
Aug 05, 2016 · File

Research Questions and Methodologies for a Biodiversity and Development Research Agenda

Research tests key assumptions and development hypotheses to enhance the evidence base of USAID’s biodiversity and development programming. A research question is a refinement…

LESTARI Fast Facts on its biodiversity   conservation work
Jul 29, 2016 · File

LESTARI Fast Facts on its biodiversity conservation work

LESTARI, meaning "everlasting" in Bahasa Indonesia, is a sustainable forest management project. For more information on LESTARI, download the LESTARI Fast Facts.

Biodiversity Conservation Advances Global Health Priorities
Jul 25, 2016 · File

Biodiversity Conservation Advances Global Health Priorities

A growing body of evidence suggests that biodiversity and healthy ecosystems provide goods and services (e.g. wild foods, pollination, climate regulation) that significantly contribute…

Jul 25, 2016 · Blog Post

Addressing Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing in the Philippines

Illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing not only weakens efforts to manage fisheries sustainably it also threatens the food and livelihood security of coastal…

BRIDGE Biodiversity Results and Integrated Development Gains Enhanced
Jul 25, 2016 · File

BRIDGE Biodiversity Results and Integrated Development Gains Enhanced

BRIDGE project provides technical support to USAID biodiversity integration working groups in the sectors of Climate Change, Democracy & Governance, Economic Growth, Food Security,…

Jul 05, 2016 · Blog Post

LESTARI

Welcome to the first USAID Biodiversity-Conservation Gateway Spotlight on Mission Projects: LESTARI. LESTARI, meaning "everlasting" in Bahasa Indonesia, is a sustainable forest management project.

Technical Brief: Rewards and Risks Associated with Community Engagement in Anti-Poaching and Anti-Trafficking
Jun 03, 2016 · File

Technical Brief: Rewards and Risks Associated with Community Engagement in Anti-Poaching and Anti-Trafficking

This Biodiversity Technical Brief summarizes research on the roles communities do and should play in countering wildlife crime, motivations, and benefits for individuals and…

Rewards and Risks Associated with Community Engagement in Anti-Poaching and Anti-Trafficking
Jun 03, 2016 · File

Rewards and Risks Associated with Community Engagement in Anti-Poaching and Anti-Trafficking

This Biodiversity Research Paper explores the roles communities do and should play in countering wildlife crime, motivations, and benefits for individuals and communities to…

STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT FOR BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION GOALS Assessing the Status of the Evidence
May 18, 2016 · File

STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT FOR BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION GOALS Assessing the Status of the Evidence

Learning how to communicate and work with different groups builds constituencies to support conservation aims. An analysis by USAID's research partner the American Museum…

Guidelines for Learning and Applying the Natural Resource Governance Tool (NRGT) in Landscapes and Seascapes
May 18, 2016 · File

Guidelines for Learning and Applying the Natural Resource Governance Tool (NRGT) in Landscapes and Seascapes

This guide, which has been tested in eleven landscapes, provides one approach to identifying the most important groups with rights to manage natural resources…

SCAPES Learning Program Assessment PDF
May 18, 2016 · File

SCAPES Learning Program Assessment PDF

In March 2014, Adult Learning Specialist Meredith Ferris from the Environmental Learning, Communication and Outreach (ECO) project was asked to partner with USAID and…

SCAPES Landscape Profile: The Ustyurt Plateau
Apr 20, 2016 · File

SCAPES Landscape Profile: The Ustyurt Plateau

The Ustyurt Landscape Conservation Initiative was one of nine transboundary landscape-scale projects under USAID’s Sustainable Conservation Approaches in Priority Ecosystems (SCAPES) project. The initiative…

SCAPES Landscape Profile: The Sacred Himalayan Landscape
Apr 20, 2016 · File

SCAPES Landscape Profile: The Sacred Himalayan Landscape

The Sacred Himalayan Landscape was one of nine transboundary landscape-scale efforts in USAID’s Sustainable Conservation Approaches in Priority Ecosystems (SCAPES) project. Conservation of Sacred…

SCAPES Landscape Profile: The Ruvuma Landscape
Apr 20, 2016 · File

SCAPES Landscape Profile: The Ruvuma Landscape

The Ruvuma landscape was one of nine transboundary landscape-scale efforts in USAID’s Sustainable Conservation Approaches in Priority Ecosystems (SCAPES) project. Conservation was undertaken by…

SCAPES Landscape Profile: The Greater Madidi-Tambopata Landscape
Apr 20, 2016 · File

SCAPES Landscape Profile: The Greater Madidi-Tambopata Landscape

The Greater Madidi-Tambopata landscape was one of nine transboundary landscape-scale efforts under USAID’s Sustainable Conservation Approaches in Priority Ecosystems (SCAPES) project. In this landscape,…

SCAPES Landscape Profile: Kilimanjaro Landscape
Apr 20, 2016 · File

SCAPES Landscape Profile: Kilimanjaro Landscape

The Kilimanjaro was one of nine transboundary landscape-scale efforts under USAID’s Sustainable Conservation Approaches in Priority Ecosystems (SCAPES) project. In the Kilimanjaro, AWF improved…

SCAPES Landscape Profile: The Kazungula Heartland
Apr 19, 2016 · File

SCAPES Landscape Profile: The Kazungula Heartland

The Kazungula Heartland was one of nine transboundary landscape-scale efforts under USAID’s Sustainable Conservation Approaches in Priority Ecosystems (SCAPES) project. SCAPES had four primary…

SCAPES Landscape Profile: Moving Beyond Fences in the Kavango-Zambezi Transfrontier Conservation Area (KAZA TFCA)
Apr 19, 2016 · File

SCAPES Landscape Profile: Moving Beyond Fences in the Kavango-Zambezi Transfrontier Conservation Area (KAZA TFCA)

The “Beyond Fences” project, focused on trade policy for beef and associated veterinary cordon fences in the Kavango-Zambezi Transfrontier Conservation Area, was implemented by…

SCAPES Landscape Profile: The Daurian Steppe Landscape
Apr 19, 2016 · File

SCAPES Landscape Profile: The Daurian Steppe Landscape

The Daurian Steppe was one of nine transboundary landscape-scale efforts under USAID’s Sustainable Conservation Approaches in Priority Ecosystems (SCAPES) project. SCAPES had two main…

SCAPES Landscape Profile: Eastern Cordillera Real Landscape
Apr 19, 2016 · File

SCAPES Landscape Profile: Eastern Cordillera Real Landscape

The Eastern Cordillera Real landscape lies at the junction of the Amazon Basin, the Andes Mountains and the Pacific Ocean. Spanning 90,000 square kilometers,…

Fishing for Food Security: The Importance of Wild Fisheries for Food Security and Nutrition
Apr 06, 2016 · File

Fishing for Food Security: The Importance of Wild Fisheries for Food Security and Nutrition

The Importance of Wild Fisheries for Local Food Security Briefing Book explores the role of fisheries in global development, showcases case studies of USAID…

USAID Biodiversity Understanding in Infrastructure and Landscape Development (BUILD) Fact Sheet
Mar 27, 2016 · File

USAID Biodiversity Understanding in Infrastructure and Landscape Development (BUILD) Fact Sheet

USAID’s support to the Conservation Strategy Fund (CSF) through the BUILD program aims to improve policy, regulatory, and planning approaches to avoid or reduce…

Pave the Impenetrable? An Economic Analysis of Potential Ikumba - Ruhija Road Alternatives in and Around Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable National Park: CSF Technical Series No. 35 | April 2015
Mar 27, 2016 · File

Pave the Impenetrable? An Economic Analysis of Potential Ikumba - Ruhija Road Alternatives in and Around Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable National Park: CSF Technical Series No. 35 | April 2015

In July 2012, the Ugandan government’s Uganda National Road Authority (UNRA) advertised the opportunity to design and construct 1,900 km of strategic roads in…

Análisis Económico y Socioambiental de los Proyectos de Interconexión Pucallpa-Cruzeiro do Sul
Mar 27, 2016 · File

Análisis Económico y Socioambiental de los Proyectos de Interconexión Pucallpa-Cruzeiro do Sul

Las grandes obras de infraestructura, como los proyectos de interconexión terrestre, juegan un rol estratégico para el desarrollo de las naciones. No obstante, muchas…

Costos y Beneficios del Proyecto Hidroeléctrico del Río Inambari
Mar 27, 2016 · File

Costos y Beneficios del Proyecto Hidroeléctrico del Río Inambari

El Acuerdo Energético firmado por los gobiernos de Perú y Brasil en junio de 2010, pero aún no aprobado por los respectivos congresos nacionales,…

El Filtro de Carreteras: Un Análisis Estratégico de Proyectos Viales en la Amazonía
Mar 27, 2016 · File

El Filtro de Carreteras: Un Análisis Estratégico de Proyectos Viales en la Amazonía

El Filtro de Carreteras es una herramienta de análisis desarrollada por Conservación Estratégica para apoyar la conservación y el desarrollo sostenible. La herramienta utiliza…

Impactos Econômicos da Construção da Hidrelétrica de São Luiz do Tapajós ao Provimento de Serviços Ecossistêmicos Para a População Local e Regional
Mar 27, 2016 · File

Impactos Econômicos da Construção da Hidrelétrica de São Luiz do Tapajós ao Provimento de Serviços Ecossistêmicos Para a População Local e Regional

Caso a AHE São Luiz do Tapajós seja construída, muitos serviços ecossistêmicos serão impactados, influenciando o bem estar de centenas de pessoas que deles…

Improving Decision Making Through Valuing Local Ecosystem Services: São Luiz do Tapajós Hydroelectric Case
Mar 27, 2016 · File

Improving Decision Making Through Valuing Local Ecosystem Services: São Luiz do Tapajós Hydroelectric Case

Are we learning from our mistakes? | Common environmental and social costs on Amazon context

Right Priorities for Africa’s Power Sector: An Evaluation of Dams Under the Programme of Infrastructure Development for Africa (PIDA)
Mar 27, 2016 · File

Right Priorities for Africa’s Power Sector: An Evaluation of Dams Under the Programme of Infrastructure Development for Africa (PIDA)

Under the auspices of the African Union, in 2012 African heads of state adopted and endorsed the Programme for Infrastructure Development in Africa (PIDA)…

Ecological Compensation to Address Environmental Externalities: Lessons from South American Case Studies
Mar 27, 2016 · File

Ecological Compensation to Address Environmental Externalities: Lessons from South American Case Studies

Large development projects commonly cause damage to ecosystems, even after measures have been taken to avoid and reduce impacts on site. Governments are increasingly…

Guía Nacional de Valoración Económica del Patrimonio Natural
Mar 27, 2016 · File

Guía Nacional de Valoración Económica del Patrimonio Natural

Conservar y proteger los recursos naturales involucra aplicar distintos mecanismos, entre ellos, perspectivas avanzadas que motiven el uso ambiental sostenible de nuestros ecosistemas. Para…

Letter: A Global Strategy for Road Building
Mar 27, 2016 · File

Letter: A Global Strategy for Road Building

The number and extent of roads will expand dramatically this century1. Globally, at least 25 million kilometres of new roads are anticipated by 2050;…

Guidelines for Conducting Economic Analysis of Environmental Impacts in Uganda
Mar 27, 2016 · File

Guidelines for Conducting Economic Analysis of Environmental Impacts in Uganda

The Government of Uganda with support from the Conservation Strategy Fund (CSF) through the National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) has developed these guidelines for…

Estimating Environmental & Biodiversity Costs of Oil Pipeline Development in Murchison Falls National Park, Uganda: CSF Discussion Paper - Number 10 December 2015
Mar 27, 2016 · File

Estimating Environmental & Biodiversity Costs of Oil Pipeline Development in Murchison Falls National Park, Uganda: CSF Discussion Paper - Number 10 December 2015

Commercially viable quantities of oil and gas resources have been discovered in the Albertine Rift region of Uganda. This is estimated to yield up…

A Cost Effectiveness Approach to Routing of Linear Infrastructure in Environmentally Sensitive Areas: A Case of a Crude Oil Pipeline In the Albertine Rift in Uganda: CSF Discussion Paper - Number 7 February 2015
Mar 27, 2016 · File

A Cost Effectiveness Approach to Routing of Linear Infrastructure in Environmentally Sensitive Areas: A Case of a Crude Oil Pipeline In the Albertine Rift in Uganda: CSF Discussion Paper - Number 7 February 2015

The government of Uganda has plans to construct a pipeline to deliver crude oil from its central processing facilities in Buliisa District, to a…

Moving towards Greener Infrastructure: Innovative Legal Solutions to Common Challenges: CSF Discussion Paper - Number 6 April 2014
Mar 27, 2016 · File

Moving towards Greener Infrastructure: Innovative Legal Solutions to Common Challenges: CSF Discussion Paper - Number 6 April 2014

This report seeks to identify opportunities for the application of effective and innovative legal tools designed to reconcile infrastructure, conservation, and gender concerns. The…

Financial Mechanisms for Environmental Compliance in Infrastructure Projects: CSF Discussion Paper - Number 5: June 2013
Mar 27, 2016 · File

Financial Mechanisms for Environmental Compliance in Infrastructure Projects: CSF Discussion Paper - Number 5: June 2013

Energy and transportation infrastructure are building blocks of development. Energy is a key input to every industrial process, most agriculture and to the comfort…

Análisis económico de la carretera Pucallpa - Cruzeiro do Sul: CSF Documento en Discusion - Numero 3 Junio 2012
Mar 27, 2016 · File

Análisis económico de la carretera Pucallpa - Cruzeiro do Sul: CSF Documento en Discusion - Numero 3 Junio 2012

El planteamiento y formulación de un proyecto de interconexión vial entre la ciudad de Pucallpa, capital del departamento de Ucayali, con el Brasil data…

Pave the Impenetrable? An Economic Analysis of Potential Ikumba - Ruhija Road Alternatives in and Around Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Mar 27, 2016 · File

Pave the Impenetrable? An Economic Analysis of Potential Ikumba - Ruhija Road Alternatives in and Around Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

In July 2012, the Uganda National Road Authority (UNRA) advertised a request for expressions of interest to design and construct 1,900 kilometres (km) of…

Moving Towards Greener Infrastructure: Innovative Legal Solutions to Common Challenges
Mar 27, 2016 · File

Moving Towards Greener Infrastructure: Innovative Legal Solutions to Common Challenges

For most countries, developing transport and power-generation infrastructure is vital to progress. However, when infrastructure decisions fail to account for biodiversity and differentiated gender…

Financial Incentives For Green Infrastructure
Mar 27, 2016 · File

Financial Incentives For Green Infrastructure

Environmental impact assessments (EIA) are the main regulatory tool governments use to balance the development and environmental values at stake in infrastructure development. Currently,…

The Good, the Bad and the Inefficient: Assessing Dams With the Hydrocalculator
Mar 27, 2016 · File

The Good, the Bad and the Inefficient: Assessing Dams With the Hydrocalculator

Dams are vital sources of electricity and irrigation, critical to improving the lives of millions worldwide. From environmental, economic and social perspectives, however, dams…

Roads Filter: Identifying High-Risk Road Development in the Amazon Basin
Mar 27, 2016 · File

Roads Filter: Identifying High-Risk Road Development in the Amazon Basin

Over the past few decades, national and regional Amazonian governments have endorsed the rapid expansion of road construction. This attitude persists today and drives…

Filtro de Carreteras: Identificando Proyectos Viales de Alto Riesgo en la Cuenca Amazónica
Mar 27, 2016 · File

Filtro de Carreteras: Identificando Proyectos Viales de Alto Riesgo en la Cuenca Amazónica

Durante las últimas décadas, gobiernos nacionales y regionales han aprobado la rápida expansión de proyectos viales en la Amazonía. Esta situación persiste en la…

Costs and Benefits of the Inambari River Hydroelectric Project
Mar 27, 2016 · File

Costs and Benefits of the Inambari River Hydroelectric Project

Tapping hydropower in the Andean slopes is a key feature in Brazil’s electricity strategy. In June 2010, the governments of Peru and Brazil signed…

Infrastructure and Conservation: The Case of a Pucallpa-Cruzeiro Do Sul Transport Link
Mar 27, 2016 · File

Infrastructure and Conservation: The Case of a Pucallpa-Cruzeiro Do Sul Transport Link

The project for a Pucallpa-Cruzeiro do Sul highway interconnection would represent the last section of what is known as the Central Interoceanic Highway (IOC),…

CSF BUILD Smart Infrastructure Infographic
Mar 27, 2016 · File

CSF BUILD Smart Infrastructure Infographic

Energy and transportation infrastructure are essential backbones of economic development, and increase access to healthcare, education and other services. However, traditional large-scale infrastructure projects…

CSF Smart Infrastructure Summary
Mar 26, 2016 · File

CSF Smart Infrastructure Summary

Energy and transportation infrastructure are essential backbones of economic development, augmenting competitiveness of economic activities and increasing access to healthcare, education and other services.…

BUILD Year 4 Annual Report: October 1, 2014 – September 30, 2015
Mar 26, 2016 · File

BUILD Year 4 Annual Report: October 1, 2014 – September 30, 2015

Between October 1, 2014 and September 30, 2015, Conservation Strategy Fund (CSF) and partners implemented the fourth and final year of the USAID program:…

BUILD Year 3 Annual Report: October 1, 2013 – September 30, 2014
Mar 26, 2016 · File

BUILD Year 3 Annual Report: October 1, 2013 – September 30, 2014

Between October 1, 2013 and September 30, 2014, Conservation Strategy Fund (CSF) and partners implemented the third year of the USAID program: Biodiversity Understanding…

BUILD Year 2 Annual Report: October 1, 2012 – September 30, 2013
Mar 26, 2016 · File

BUILD Year 2 Annual Report: October 1, 2012 – September 30, 2013

Between October 1, 2012 and September 30, 2013, Conservation Strategy Fund (CSF) and partners implemented the second year of the USAID program: Biodiversity Understanding…

BUILD Year 1 Annual Report: October 1, 2011 – September 30, 2012
Mar 26, 2016 · File

BUILD Year 1 Annual Report: October 1, 2011 – September 30, 2012

Between October 1, 2011 and September 30, 2012, Conservation Strategy Fund (CSF) and partners implemented the first year of the USAID program, Biodiversity Understanding…

Measuring Impact - Making Use of the Portfolio: Organizational Learning at USAID
Feb 18, 2016 · File

Measuring Impact - Making Use of the Portfolio: Organizational Learning at USAID

This technical analysis explores previous and ongoing social learning efforts, best practices, challenges, and lessons in USAID as a foundation for improving the implementation…

Does the gender composition of forest and fishery management groups affect resource governance and conservation outcomes: a systematic map protocol PDF
Jan 19, 2016 · File

Does the gender composition of forest and fishery management groups affect resource governance and conservation outcomes: a systematic map protocol PDF

This article examines the evidence that the gender composition of forest and fishery management groups affects resource governance and conservation outcomes.

Are alternative livelihood projects effective at reducing local threats to specified elements of biodiversity and/or improving or maintaining the conservation status of those elements? A systematic review protocol PDF
Jan 19, 2016 · File

Are alternative livelihood projects effective at reducing local threats to specified elements of biodiversity and/or improving or maintaining the conservation status of those elements? A systematic review protocol PDF

USAID reviewed and contributed materials for this systematic review of alternative livelihoods and conservation. Alternative livelihood projects are used by a variety of organisations…

Biodiversity Understanding in Infrastructure and Landscape Development (BUILD) Fact Sheet
Nov 11, 2015 · File

Biodiversity Understanding in Infrastructure and Landscape Development (BUILD) Fact Sheet

USAID’s support to the Conservation Strategy Fund (CSF) through the BUILD program aimed to improve policy, regulatory, and planning approaches to avoid or reduce…

The Importance of Wild Fisheries For Local Food Security: Tanzania
Nov 11, 2015 · File

The Importance of Wild Fisheries For Local Food Security: Tanzania

Fisheries are important to Tanzania’s economy, providing income, export revenues, and about 4 million jobs (about 35% of rural employment). Fish are also important…

The Importance of Wild Fisheries For Local Food Security: Kenya
Nov 11, 2015 · File

The Importance of Wild Fisheries For Local Food Security: Kenya

Kenya’s fisheries sector includes industrial and small-scale fishers, and produces fresh and processed fish for domestic and export markets. Yet, fisheries have experienced declines…

USAID Biodiversity Conservation and Forestry Programs 2014 Report: Fiscal Year 2013 Results and Funding PDF
Nov 11, 2015 · File

USAID Biodiversity Conservation and Forestry Programs 2014 Report: Fiscal Year 2013 Results and Funding PDF

This report fulfills the requirement for an annual report on implementation of Section 118 of the Foreign Assistance Act (FAA), on Tropical Forests, while…

The Importance of Wild Fisheries For Local Food Security: Malawi
Nov 11, 2015 · File

The Importance of Wild Fisheries For Local Food Security: Malawi

Fish in Malawi are significant contributors to both global biodiversity and local food security. Fish provide an estimated 28% of the country’s animal protein…

The Importance of Wild Fisheries For Local Food Security: Cambodia
Nov 11, 2015 · File

The Importance of Wild Fisheries For Local Food Security: Cambodia

Cambodia’s wild fisheries are among the most diverse and productive in the world and provide employment, income, and food security for millions of people.…

The Importance of Wild Fisheries For Local Food Security: Ghana
Nov 11, 2015 · File

The Importance of Wild Fisheries For Local Food Security: Ghana

Fish is the primary source of animal protein and livelihood for most Ghanaians, particularly those residing along the coast. Yet, poor management, overexploitation, environmental…

Summary of Indicators for Combating Wildlife Trafficking
Nov 11, 2015 · File

Summary of Indicators for Combating Wildlife Trafficking

USAID's Measuring Impact conducted a survey and analysis of existing wildlife crime indicators to inform the development of USAID indicators and build the evidence…

Measuring Efforts to Combat Wildlife Crime: A Toolkit for Improving Action and Accountability
Nov 11, 2015 · File

Measuring Efforts to Combat Wildlife Crime: A Toolkit for Improving Action and Accountability

Developed for any organization concerned with poaching and illegal wildlife trade, this CWC toolkit recommends indicators for monitoring progress and effectiveness of ten major…

Framework for the Biodiversity Cross-Mission Learning Program
Nov 06, 2015 · File

Framework for the Biodiversity Cross-Mission Learning Program

USAID’s Bureau for Economic Growth, Education, and the Environment/Office of Forestry and Biodiversity (E3/FAB) launched the five-year Measuring Impact program (MI) to help strengthen…

The Importance of Wild Fisheries For Local Food Security: Bangladesh
Nov 02, 2015 · File

The Importance of Wild Fisheries For Local Food Security: Bangladesh

The world’s largest flooded wetland, the Bengal Delta, and the three main river systems that flow from the Himalayas into the Bay of Bengal…

The Importance of Wild Fisheries For Local Food Security: Liberia
Nov 02, 2015 · File

The Importance of Wild Fisheries For Local Food Security: Liberia

Fish provide approximately 15% of the country’s animal protein supply. Per capita fish consumption in Liberia is among the lowest in the region. The…

The Importance of Wild Fisheries For Local Food Security: Senegal
Nov 02, 2015 · File

The Importance of Wild Fisheries For Local Food Security: Senegal

The marine waters off Senegal are very productive, and the country has a high dependence on wild fish for food security and livelihoods. Fish…

The Importance of Wild Fisheries For Local Food Security: Mozambique
Nov 02, 2015 · File

The Importance of Wild Fisheries For Local Food Security: Mozambique

Mozambique’s government recognizes the importance of wild fisheries to the country’s food security, economic growth, poverty reduction, and gender equality. An estimated 334,000 people…

USAID Biodiversity and Development Handbook - Chapter 4.3: Agriculture and Livestock
Nov 02, 2015 · File

USAID Biodiversity and Development Handbook - Chapter 4.3: Agriculture and Livestock

Chapter 4.3 of USAID's Biodiversity and Development Handbook is focused on the intersection of biodiversity and conservation with agriculture and livestock. Agriculture has a…

USAID Biodiversity and Development Handbook - Chapter 4.8: Democracy, Rights and Governance
Nov 02, 2015 · File

USAID Biodiversity and Development Handbook - Chapter 4.8: Democracy, Rights and Governance

Chapter 4.8 of USAID's Biodiversity and Development Handbook is focused on the intersection of biodiversity and conservation with democracy, rights and governance. Section 4.8.1…

USAID Biodiversity and Development Handbook - Chapter 4.6: Water Resources
Nov 02, 2015 · File

USAID Biodiversity and Development Handbook - Chapter 4.6: Water Resources

Chapter 4.6 of USAID's Biodiversity and Development Handbook is focused on the intersection of biodiversity conservation and water resources. Chapter Four contains sections that…

USAID Biodiversity and Development Handbook 2015 - Chapter 4.2: Food Security
Nov 02, 2015 · File

USAID Biodiversity and Development Handbook 2015 - Chapter 4.2: Food Security

Chapter 4.2 of USAID's Biodiversity and Development Handbook is focused on the intersection of biodiversity conservation work with food security. Chapter Four contains sections…

USAID Biodiversity and Development Handbook - Chapter 4.5: Forestry
Nov 02, 2015 · File

USAID Biodiversity and Development Handbook - Chapter 4.5: Forestry

Chapter 4.5 of USAID's Biodiversity and Development Handbook is focused on the integration of biodiversity conservation work with the forestry sector. Chapter Four contains…

USAID Biodiversity and Development Handbook 2015 - Chapter 4.7: Society, Culture, and Institutions
Nov 02, 2015 · File

USAID Biodiversity and Development Handbook 2015 - Chapter 4.7: Society, Culture, and Institutions

Chapter 4.7 of USAID's Biodiversity and Development Handbook focuses on the intersection of conservation and human society as expressed in social institutions, including cultural…

USAID Biodiversity and Development Handbook - Chapter 4.4: Global Climate Change
Nov 02, 2015 · File

USAID Biodiversity and Development Handbook - Chapter 4.4: Global Climate Change

Chapter 4.4 of USAID's Biodiversity and Development Handbook is focused on the integration of biodiversity conservation work with global climate change. Chapter Four contains…

USAID Biodiversity and Development Handbook - Chapter 4.10: Economic Growth
Nov 02, 2015 · File

USAID Biodiversity and Development Handbook - Chapter 4.10: Economic Growth

Chapter 4.10 of USAID's Biodiversity and Development Handbook is focused on the intersection of economic growth and trade with biodiversity conservation work. It covers…

USAID Biodiversity and Development Handbook - Chapter 4.9: Land and Marine Tenure and Property Rights
Nov 02, 2015 · File

USAID Biodiversity and Development Handbook - Chapter 4.9: Land and Marine Tenure and Property Rights

Chapter 4.9 of USAID's Biodiversity and Development Handbook is focused on the integration of biodiversity conservation work with the sectors of land and marine…

USAID Biodiversity and Development Handbook - Chapter 4.11: Science, Technology, and Innovation
Nov 02, 2015 · File

USAID Biodiversity and Development Handbook - Chapter 4.11: Science, Technology, and Innovation

Chapter 4.11 of USAID's Biodiversity and Development Handbook is focused on the sectors of science, technology, and innovation. Science, technology, and innovation have had…

USAID Biodiversity and Development Handbook - Chapter 4: Biodiversity and Development Intersections
Oct 30, 2015 · File

USAID Biodiversity and Development Handbook - Chapter 4: Biodiversity and Development Intersections

The USAID Biodiversity and Development Handbook contains sections in Chapter Four that are a primer on integration of biodiversity into key development sectors. Like…

US  Forest  Service  Participating  Agency  Program  Agreement  (PAPA) Evaluation Report
Oct 30, 2015 · File

US Forest Service Participating Agency Program Agreement (PAPA) Evaluation Report

USAID/E3/Forestry and Biodiversity Office (E3/FAB) has engaged with the Measuring Impact project (MI) to evaluate the United States Forest Service (USFS) Participating Agency Program…

USAID Biodiversity and Development Handbook - Chapter 4.1: Health and Demographic Change
Oct 23, 2015 · File

USAID Biodiversity and Development Handbook - Chapter 4.1: Health and Demographic Change

Chapter 4.1 of USAID's Biodiversity and Development Handbook is focused on the intersection of biodiversity conservation and health and demographic change. An integrated approach…

USAID Biodiversity and Development Handbook - Chapter 5: Annexes
Oct 23, 2015 · File

USAID Biodiversity and Development Handbook - Chapter 5: Annexes

The 2015 USAID Biodiversity and Development Handbook is a foundational resource for implementation of USAID’s Biodiversity Policy. The main purpose of the handbook is…

USAID Biodiversity and Development Handbook - Chapter 3: Conservation Approaches
Oct 23, 2015 · File

USAID Biodiversity and Development Handbook - Chapter 3: Conservation Approaches

The 2015 USAID Biodiversity and Development Handbook is a foundational resource for implementation of USAID’s Biodiversity Policy. The main purpose of the handbook is…

USAID Water and Development Strategy 2013-2018
Oct 22, 2015 · File

USAID Water and Development Strategy 2013-2018

This is the US Agency for International Development’s (USAID) first global Water and Development Strategy. It is intended to provide a clear understanding of…

USAID Biodiversity and Development Handbook - Chapter 2: Biodiversity Programming
Oct 22, 2015 · File

USAID Biodiversity and Development Handbook - Chapter 2: Biodiversity Programming

The 2015 USAID Biodiversity and Development Handbook is a foundational resource for implementation of USAID’s Biodiversity Policy. The main purpose of the handbook is…

USAID Biodiversity and Development Handbook - Chapter 1: Introduction
Oct 22, 2015 · File

USAID Biodiversity and Development Handbook - Chapter 1: Introduction

The 2015 USAID Biodiversity and Development Handbook is a foundational resource for implementation of USAID’s Biodiversity Policy. The main purpose of the handbook is…

Integrating Biodiversity and Climate Change Adaptation in Activity Design
Oct 01, 2015 · File

Integrating Biodiversity and Climate Change Adaptation in Activity Design

This brief provides recommendations that can be implemented at various stages of the USAID program cycle to achieve appropriate and effective integration. It should…

Measuring Impact: Lessons Learned from the Forest, Climate and Communities Alliance
Jul 22, 2015 · File

Measuring Impact: Lessons Learned from the Forest, Climate and Communities Alliance

MI is a five-year USAID project executed by the E3/FAB Office designed to improve the Agency’s practice of conservation by building USAID’s capacity to…

Final Evaluation of the Sustainable Conservation Approaches in Priority Ecosystems Program (SCAPES) PDF
Jul 08, 2015 · File

Final Evaluation of the Sustainable Conservation Approaches in Priority Ecosystems Program (SCAPES) PDF

This final evaluation of the Sustainable Conservation Approaches in Priority Ecosystems (SCAPES) program assesses conservation strategies used by four implementing partners to address priority…

Biodiversity and Development Handbook
Jul 08, 2015 · File

Biodiversity and Development Handbook

The 2015 USAID Biodiversity and Development Handbook is a foundational resource for implementation of USAID’s Biodiversity Policy. The main purpose of the handbook is…

USAID Biodiversity and Development Research Agenda
Feb 25, 2015 · File

USAID Biodiversity and Development Research Agenda

To help build the evidence base for biodiversity conservation and integrated programming, the Agency sets this research agenda to define and prioritize the most…

Final Report Executive Summary: Final Evaluation of the Sustainable Conservation Approaches in Priority Ecosystems Program
Feb 25, 2015 · File

Final Report Executive Summary: Final Evaluation of the Sustainable Conservation Approaches in Priority Ecosystems Program

This final evaluation of the Sustainable Conservation Approaches in Priority Ecosystems (SCAPES) program assesses conservation strategies used by four implementing partners to address priority…

Conservation is Partnerships
Nov 13, 2014 · File

Conservation is Partnerships

Conservation requires a team effort and since no single organization can tackle the world’s conservation and development challenges, partnerships are essential. Private businesses, universities…

Conservation is Science & Technology
Nov 13, 2014 · File

Conservation is Science & Technology

USAID is applying cutting-edge technologies and sound science to the world’s most pressing conservation challenges. By partnering with universities, the private sector and other…

Conservation is Wildlife
Nov 13, 2014 · File

Conservation is Wildlife

Wildlife trafficking — the fourth largest black market in the world — endangers elephants, rhinos, tigers, sharks and many other wildlife species. Poachers are…

Conservation is People
Nov 13, 2014 · File

Conservation is People

One third of the world’s poorest people are indigenous and therefore crucial partners in achieving sustainable development. Indigenous people and rural communities throughout the…

USAID Biodiversity Policy PDF
Nov 13, 2014 · File

USAID Biodiversity Policy PDF

USAID’s Biodiversity Policy builds on the Agency’s long history of conserving a global biological heritage for future generations and reflects on the recognition of…

Conservation is Development
Nov 13, 2014 · File

Conservation is Development

Conservation is an American tradition, and it is important to USAID’s mission as an international development agency. Healthy natural systems provide goods and services…

 Scapes Partners: A Review Of Field Based Common Ground On Adaptation
Oct 14, 2014 · File

Scapes Partners: A Review Of Field Based Common Ground On Adaptation

SCAPES is USAID’s largest global conservation initiative. The program works across nine partner activities in 19 countries to address conservation through a variety of…

Beyond Fences
Feb 24, 2012 · File

Beyond Fences

One of the most ambitious and potentially significant conservation developments taking place in southern Africa today is the formation of transfrontier conservation areas (TFCAs).…

 
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