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Measuring Impact II (MI2)

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Measuring Impact II (MI2) provides support for tackling USAID’s conservation challenges by building on the success of Measuring Impact (2012-2018). Partners Environmental Incentives, Foundations of Success and ICF International continue to support USAID thought leaders, mission staff, and Washington bureaus to apply evidence-based adaptive management across USAID’s biodiversity portfolio. USAID regional and bilateral missions and regional bureaus may buy into this mechanism to strengthen development outcomes.

MI2 offers assistance for best practices in adaptive management and the use and generation of evidence and learning to enhance biodiversity conservation. MI2 also helps better integrate conservation with other development sectors such as health, food security, democracy and governance, and global climate change.

There are two opportunities for USAID operating units to access MI2 support:

  1. Directly from E3/FAB’s core funding
  2. Via a buy-in or field support funding to MI2

Examples of in-person or virtual technical assistance include:

  • Support for evidence-based design, implementation and adaptive management of biodiversity and integrated projects and activities—for example, facilitation at activity start-up, pause and reflect workshops and evidence summits
  • Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) and CLA plan development and implementation
  • Evaluation design and support
  • Research, assessments and analyses on biodiversity conservation topics

If you have any questions or to submit an expression of interest, please contact Sara Carlson (scarlson@usaid.gov).


Measuring Impact II (MI2) Project Resources

Integrating Food Security and Wild Caught Fisheries Management in USAID Programming
Sep 25, 2018 · File

Integrating Food Security and Wild Caught Fisheries Management in USAID Programming

Integrating Food Security and Wild Caught Fisheries Management in USAID Programming is an illustrative case example that demonstrates how two adaptive management programming tools—situation…

Start-Up Guidance for USAID Biodiversity Activities: Process Overview
Jul 25, 2018 · File

Start-Up Guidance for USAID Biodiversity Activities: Process Overview

Start-Up Guidance for USAID Biodiversity Activities: Process Overview describes the main steps to initiate a new biodiversity or integrated activity, including a theory of…

Tips for USAID Biodiversity Activity Start-Up (Steps 3-5)
Jul 25, 2018 · File

Tips for USAID Biodiversity Activity Start-Up (Steps 3-5)

Tips for USAID Biodiversity Activity Start-Up (Steps 3-5) provides recommendations for developing theory of change-based activity work plans and monitoring, evaluation, and learning plans…

Threat Rating Worksheet
Jan 29, 2018 · News Item

Threat Rating Worksheet

by FRAME Administrator — Feb 27, 2018 12:53 PM

When designing biodiversity and integrated biodiversity conservation programs, threat identification and ranking is an essential step as it helps biodiversity program design teams decide…

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…

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…

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

Incorporating Geospatial Analysis into USAID Biodiversity Program Design

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

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,…

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”…

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…

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…

Research Questions and Methodologies  for a Biodiversity and Development Research Agenda
Mar 04, 2016 · News Item

Research Questions and Methodologies for a Biodiversity and Development Research Agenda

by Portal Web Editor — Nov 08, 2017 11:29 AM

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…

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…

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…

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.…

 
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