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USAID’s support to the Conservation Strategy Fund (CSF) through the Biodiversity Understanding in Infrastructure and Landscape Development (BUILD) program (2011-2015) aimed to improve policy, regulatory and planning approaches to avoid or reduce negative impacts of infrastructure development on biodiversity. CSF applied economic tools for conservation results and created lasting human capacity for infrastructure analysis with the goal of improving selection, design and mitigation of key projects in focus regions including Africa’s Albertine Rift, South America’s Andes-Amazon, and Asia’s Himalayas. The program strengthened the capacity of governments, citizens, and the private sector to work together to balance expanding infrastructure with conservation.

BUILD Final Report

The overall goal of BUILD was to support the development of ecologically sound, economically efficient and socially equitable infrastructure policies and investment decisions. Recognizing the economic, institutional, cultural and legal barriers to the adoption of biodiversity-friendly infrastructure policies, BUILD focused on leverage points with the potential to bring about systemic change.

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For more information on BUILD, download the BUILD Fact Sheet or explore CSF's project page.


BUILD Project Resources

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…

Final Report: Biodiversity Understanding in Infrastructure and Landscape Development
Jun 29, 2016 · News Item

Final Report: Biodiversity Understanding in Infrastructure and Landscape Development

by Portal Web Editor — Aug 30, 2016 02:44 PM

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…

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

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…

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…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

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