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Conservation enterprises approaches are defined by a development hypothesis (theory of change) that if income is increased through conservation enterprises, then participants will discontinue environmentally unsustainable activities, leading to reductions to threats to the environment.

Over the past two decades, conservation enterprise approaches have been used extensively in USAID biodiversity programming. Yet, little information has been collected in a systematic way to test key assumptions regarding the effectiveness of these approaches. This group can gain a deeper understanding of the effectiveness of conservation enterprises by exploring a set of shared learning questions focused on the theory of change. Explore the Conservation Enterprise Learning Agenda .

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Webinar: Conservation Enterprise Impact Evaluation in Nepal
Aug 10, 2017 · Video

Webinar: Conservation Enterprise Impact Evaluation in Nepal

During this August 10th, 2017 Webinar, Karl Wurster from USAID/Nepal shared his plans for an impact evaluation looking at 10 years of implementation of alternative livelihoods under the Haryo Ban activity. Megan Hill (USAID/FAB) then led a discussion on this…

New Resource: Integrating Conservation & Livelihoods
Jan 31, 2017 · News Item

New Resource: Integrating Conservation & Livelihoods

by Shawn Peabody — Apr 03, 2017 04:55 PM

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” aims to contribute to building the evidence base around the integration of biodiversity conservation and livelihood goals.

Conservation Enterprise Planning Checklist
Oct 28, 2016 · News Item

Conservation Enterprise Planning Checklist

by Sue Hoye — Apr 03, 2017 04:55 PM

Check out this new tool to help practitioners plan their conservation enterprise approach! The questions in the checklist help to identify the important considerations in the context of a particular site.

Webinar: Setting up for Success: Enabling Conditions for Conservation Enterprises
Oct 25, 2016 · Video

Webinar: Setting up for Success: Enabling Conditions for Conservation Enterprises

This webinar from October 13th 2016 features a conversation with Judy Boshoven and Ashleigh Baker with Measuring Impact, and Robert Senkungu from the Environment Team of USAID Uganda, about setting up the enabling conditions for a successful conservation enterprise. Ashleigh…

 
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