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Health, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene

Intact, biologically diverse ecosystems support health and fight disease by providing essential goods and services including nutrient-rich wild foods, natural medicines, and clean air and water. BRIDGE explored linkages between natural ecosystems and health outcomes through a research collaboration with the Gund Institute at the University of Vermont on forest cover and nutrition outcomes in children. BRIDGE also developed a factsheet that summarizes the evidence on biodiversity and health linkages and highlights opportunities for integrating health programming with biodiversity.
Better Biodiversity Integration Through Geospatial Analysis
Nov 18, 2019 · File

Better Biodiversity Integration Through Geospatial Analysis

This guide describes the use of geospatial analysis for integrating biodiversity conservation with other development sectors at USAID. It consists of four chapters corresponding…

Biodiversity Integration Case Study Competition Winners
Jul 22, 2019 · File

Biodiversity Integration Case Study Competition Winners

The case study competition sought examples of biodiversity integration across a range of sectors, from biodiversity programming with other sector development outcomes to health…

Health Reference Sheet
Jul 19, 2019 · File

Health Reference Sheet

Intact, biologically diverse ecosystems play important roles in promoting health and fighting disease by providing goods and services including wild foods, natural medicines, and…

Water and Sanitation Reference Sheet
Jul 19, 2019 · File

Water and Sanitation Reference Sheet

Natural ecosystems capture, store and purify water, allowing biodiversity programming to complement and protect water and sanitation investments. Similarly, by improving waste water treatment…

Biodiversity Reference Sheet
Jul 19, 2019 · File

Biodiversity Reference Sheet

Ecosystems provide goods and services critical to human development and well-being such as food, fiber, clean water, fertile soil and pollination. Opportunities for integrating…

Food Security Reference Sheet
Jul 19, 2019 · File

Food Security Reference Sheet

Ecosystems provide goods and services that support food production—including provision of wild foods and water, pest control and pollination—and biodiversity programming can have significant…

USAID Ecosystem-based Adaptation Series Synthesis
Apr 29, 2019 · File

USAID Ecosystem-based Adaptation Series Synthesis

This synthesis document draws on a series of evidence summaries and case studies generated by USAID that highlight the potential role of ecosystem-based adaptation…

Democracy, Human Rights and Governance and Biodiversity Conservation Linkages
Feb 08, 2019 · File

Democracy, Human Rights and Governance and Biodiversity Conservation Linkages

This document provides examples of how and where USAID has advanced democracy, rights, and governance (DRG) objectives—such as participation, inclusion, transparency, and accountability. USAID's…

Biodiversity Integration in Practice: A Case Study of USAID in Mozambique
Oct 03, 2018 · File

Biodiversity Integration in Practice: A Case Study of USAID in Mozambique

This case study illustrates the approach and process used by USAID’s Mozambique mission to integrate its biodiversity, education, food security and nutrition, and health…

Integrating Ecosystem Values into Cost-Benefit Analysis: Recommendations for USAID and Practitioners
Aug 27, 2018 · File

Integrating Ecosystem Values into Cost-Benefit Analysis: Recommendations for USAID and Practitioners

This document provides recommendations for the incorporation of ecosystem service valuations into Agency cost-benefit analysis (CBA) across sectors, both for USAID staff that produce…

Biodiversity Integration in Practice: A Case Study of USAID in Western Honduras
Aug 01, 2018 · File

Biodiversity Integration in Practice: A Case Study of USAID in Western Honduras

This case study illustrates the approach and process used by USAID's Honduras mission to integrate its biodiversity, education, food security and nutrition, and governance…

Maintaining Water Security in Peru Through Green Infrastructure
May 30, 2018 · File

Maintaining Water Security in Peru Through Green Infrastructure

This ecosystem-based adaptation (EbA) case study highlights the USAID/Peru mission’s three sub-national projects. These focused on building local community and government capacity for improved…

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…

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

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…

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…

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