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USAID Support to the Community-Based Natural Resource Management Program in Namibia: LIFE Program Review
Feb 04, 2016 · File

USAID Support to the Community-Based Natural Resource Management Program in Namibia: LIFE Program Review

Since 1992 USAID has contributed to the support of Namibia’s Community-Based Natural Resource Management (CBNRM) program through the Living in a Finite Environment (LIFE) program. This report reviews USAID’s investment, major accomplishments and results, captures and disseminates lessons learned, and…

Tmatboey Community-Based Ecotourism Project, Cambodia
Feb 04, 2016 · File

Tmatboey Community-Based Ecotourism Project, Cambodia

Case study of the Tmatboey Ibis Project which aims to conserve the globally threatened large waterbirds found at Tmatboey, Cambodiam using the ibises as ‘flagships’, by establishing a local community-based tourism enterprise that directly links revenue received to long-term species conservation.

Global Sustainable Tourism  Alliance (GSTA) Performance Evaluation Final Report
Feb 04, 2016 · File

Global Sustainable Tourism Alliance (GSTA) Performance Evaluation Final Report

This evaluation focused on global issues and Washington core support for the GSTA Project. Information for the assessment came from key informant interviews with individuals within the GSTA partner institutions, a review of documents on both leader awards and country…

Integrating Conservation & Livelihood Goals
Jan 31, 2017 · File

Integrating Conservation & Livelihood Goals

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.

Elephant Pepper: Establishing Conservation-Focused Business
Feb 05, 2016 · File

Elephant Pepper: Establishing Conservation-Focused Business

This case study examines the development of a commercial product at the intersection of biodiversity conservation, economic development, and improvement in the livelihoods of poor African farmers. It shows how a market-based initiative can drive positive change.

Conservation Enterprises: Using a Theory of Change Approach to Examine Evidence for Biodiversity Conservation
Jun 13, 2016 · File

Conservation Enterprises: Using a Theory of Change Approach to Examine Evidence for Biodiversity Conservation

In this brief, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Bureau for Economic Growth, Education, and Environment (E3) Office of Forestry and Biodiversity (FAB) Measuring Impact (MI) project examined the evidence presented in the studies included in Roe et…

Final Evaluation of the Sustainable Conservation Approaches in Priority Ecosystems Program
Feb 05, 2016 · File

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 threats and strengthen local capacity to conserve biodiversity. The assessment examines seven strategies based on four…

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 and design of the Agency’s forestry and biodiversity programs. This analysis is particularly relevant as the…

Case Studies: Bundling Agricultural Products with Ecosystem Services
Feb 04, 2016 · File

Case Studies: Bundling Agricultural Products with Ecosystem Services

This paper examines how bundling of ecosystem services into agricultural products (BESAP) markets are actually being set up on the ground, drawing lessons learned from six cases in Africa and Latin America

Nature, Wealth, Power 2.0: Leveraging Natural and Social Capital for Resilient Development
Feb 04, 2016 · File

Nature, Wealth, Power 2.0: Leveraging Natural and Social Capital for Resilient Development

This volume is a sequel to the original Nature, Wealth, & Power framework paper (NWP1), produced in 2002. That document, although focused on rural Africa, was found useful by a variety of development practitioners around the world, and elicited significant…

Cross-Mission Learning Agenda for Conservation Enterprises
Jun 12, 2016 · File

Cross-Mission Learning Agenda for Conservation Enterprises

This Learning Agenda explores the conditions under which a specific strategic approach is successful in achieving desired outcomes, and why, in order to improve USAID’s biodiversity programming.

Measuring Impact: Lessons Learned from the   Forest, Climate and Communities Alliance
Feb 04, 2016 · File

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

The Forest, Climate, and Communities Alliance (FCCA) was an initiative funded by USAID’s Bureau for Economic Growth, Education, and the Environment/Office of Forestry and Biodiversity (E3/FAB) under the USAID Global Development Alliance (GDA) between 2009 and 2013. FCCA was one…

Community-based Natural Resource Management and Poverty Alleviation in Namibia: A Case Study
Feb 04, 2016 · File

Community-based Natural Resource Management and Poverty Alleviation in Namibia: A Case Study

Through community-based natural resource management (CBNRM), Namibians who form conservancies now have legal rights to manage wildlife and benefit from tourism. With these secure rights, and with help from NGOs and the government, something extraordinary is happening: wildlife numbers, which…

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 sustainable enterprise. It includes important insights grounded in the literature that can be applied directly to…

Conservation Enterprises: Using a Theory of Change Approach to Synthesize Lessons from USAID Biodiversity Projects
Apr 11, 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 lessons from past USAID-funded efforts to support conservation enterprises

Evaluating Linkages Between Business, the Environment, and Local Communities Final Analytical Results from the Biodiversity Conservation Network
Jan 13, 2016 · File

Evaluating Linkages Between Business, the Environment, and Local Communities Final Analytical Results from the Biodiversity Conservation Network

This paper presents the core analysis of linkages between business environment and the local communities. It indicates that: A) An enterprise strategy can lead to conservation but only under limited conditions; B) Adaptive management at both project and program levels…

Learning our Lessons: A Review of Alternative Livelihood Projects in Central Africa
Jan 13, 2016 · File

Learning our Lessons: A Review of Alternative Livelihood Projects in Central Africa

The study found that a range of different livelihood alternatives (for both protein and income) is currently being offered. A high proportion of projects are being run by national NGOs, and the majority of projects show a desire to involve…

 
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