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File Reducing corruption’s impact on natural resources: How does a gender lens help? by Allison Taylor — last modified Feb 11, 2020 10:37 AM
Evidence shows that women and other groups that face power inequity have an essential role to play in achieving natural resource management and conservation results. Many corrupt actions are only feasible for those with money and power, and corruption often perpetuates and deepens power networks. When programs and reforms are developed to prevent and address the corruption behind negative environmental and social outcomes, how can a gender lens help?
File Why is money laundering a critical issue in natural resource corruption? by Allison Taylor — last modified Feb 11, 2020 10:45 AM
The profits from illicit natural resource trade in fish, timber and wildlife are estimated to be between $62.5 billion and $316.4 billion annually. These funds are usually transferred through banks, corporations and other accounts in the international financial system. “Following the money,” confiscating it and arresting the money launderers, however, has received less attention than arresting the individuals most closely associated with illegal shipments, poached animals or undocumented catch. Yet this next step helps reveal the networks that finance, facilitate and grow rich from environmental crimes, and it is key to preventing these crimes and related corruption because the illicit gains have minimal value if they can’t be used in the international financial system. By following the money flows, it is possible to target the perpetrators and their facilitating networks and ensure that crime does not pay.
File Gender-based violence and environment linkages: The violence of inequality by Gateway Web Editor — last modified Jan 30, 2020 11:51 AM
Rooted in discriminatory gender norms and laws and shrouded in impunity, gender-based violence (GBV) occurs in all societies as a means of control, subjugation and exploitation that further reinforces gender inequality. This publication establishes that these patterns of gender-based abuse are observed across environmental contexts, affecting the security and well-being of nations, communities and individuals, and jeopardising meeting sustainable development goals (SDGs). While linkages between GBV and environmental issues are complex and multi-layered, these threats to human rights and healthy ecosystems are not insurmountable. This analysis reveals the complex and interlinking nature of GBV across three main contexts: access to and control of natural resources; environmental pressure and threats; and environmental action to defend and conserve ecosystems and resources. This publication aims to raise awareness and engage actors working in environmental and sustainable development, gender equality, and GBV policymaking and programming spheres to inform rights-based, gender-responsive approaches to environmental policy, programmes and projects.
File Integrating Biodiversity and Sustainable Landscapes in USAID Programming by Gateway Web Editor — last modified Feb 07, 2020 01:20 PM
Integration of biodiversity and sustainable landscapes (SL) objectives and considerations has the potential to increase the sustainability of United States Agency for International Development (USAID) programming, amplify results, and save costs. Integrating biodiversity and SL offers an opportunity to jointly address threats and drivers of biodiversity, forest loss, and land degradation. Integration can also advance sustainable, resilient, and inclusive programming. At other times, separate activities may make more sense in contexts where programmatic goals and requirements are not a natural fit. This document explores both the benefits and potential challenges of integration to help USAID staff make informed choices about whether and how to integrate these two distinct funding streams.
File Combating Wildlife Trafficking Learning Exchange: Demand Reduction Posters by Portal Web Editor — last modified Feb 14, 2020 10:01 AM
In November 2019, USAID hosted a regional CWT learning exchange in Bangkok, Thailand. The exchange featured poster presentations on demand reduction campaigns from USAID Wildlife Asia, USAID BIJAK, USAID Protect Wildlife, and USAID Saving Species. The presentations focused on the campaigns' target audiences, key messages, and strategies to monitor campaign effectiveness.
File Global Learning and Experience Exchange: Conservation Enterprise Posters by Portal Web Editor — last modified Feb 14, 2020 01:50 PM
At the July 2019 USAID Environment Officers’ Conference, USAID's Conservation Enterprise Learning group hosted a Global Learning and Experience Exchange (GLEE). Representatives from 12 USAID-supported conservation enterprise activities presented case studies based on the Conservation Enterprise generalized theory of change.
File Building accountable resource governance institutions by Allison Taylor — last modified Dec 19, 2019 03:02 PM
Formal institutions are central actors in natural resource governance decisions and a key arena in which policies, laws and regulations ranging from forest concessions to trade in wildlife products are negotiated and implemented. As gatekeepers in resource management decisions, natural resource governance institutions are frequent targets for actors seeking undue influence on these decisions. Getting to know institutions – how they work, the personalities involved, the pressures they are under, where their revenues come from – is a critical first step towards minimizing corrupt influences and unlocking their anti-corruption potential.
File Understanding effects of corruption on law enforcement and environmental crime by Allison Taylor — last modified Dec 19, 2019 02:44 PM
Law enforcement agencies monitor and enforce laws that protect landscapes, seascapes, and the species that inhabit them. In many countries environmental crimes are a low priority for law enforcement authorities, particularly when they are under-resourced and face a range of other threats to the rule of law. Corruption helps violators circumvent these laws and regulations and makes law enforcement a much less reliable tool for limiting and preventing environmental harms.
File Measuring Impact: Six Years of Improving Conservation at USAID by Gateway Web Editor — last modified Dec 12, 2019 09:14 AM
The Measuring Impact final report highlights six years of designing and implementing evidence-based conservation practices at USAID. Learn about the project's key milestones, challenges and approaches, and development impacts at multiple levels.
File Better Biodiversity Integration Through Geospatial Analysis by BRIDGE — last modified Feb 07, 2020 01:30 PM
This guide describes the use of geospatial analysis for integrating biodiversity conservation with other development sectors at USAID. It consists of four chapters corresponding to the four stages of the program cycle and provides the why, when and how of using geospatial analysis, including the rationale for the use of geospatial data and analysis, enabling conditions, best practices, and an example from USAID programming. This work represents a joint effort of the USAID Office of Forestry and Biodiversity and the Bureau of Latin America and the Caribbean’s Environment Team and provides a starting point for USAID staff in incorporating geospatial analysis into their own work.
File Digital Approaches to Demand Reduction: Recent Results from the Field Presentation by Portal Web Editor — last modified Oct 09, 2019 12:27 PM
In September 2019, the CWT Learning Group and the World Bank’s Global Wildlife Program co-hosted a webinar to share the recent results from demand reduction campaigns in Thailand. USAID’s Wildlife Asia Activity helps reduce demand for wildlife products by communicating, mobilizing, and advocating for ways to change practices and build new social norms around the use of wildlife products. Concurrently, the World Wildlife Fund has launched a global initiative to reduce demand for ivory by combining policy advocacy, consumer research, behavior change efforts, and market monitoring. In addition to this presentation, the webinar recording is also available below.
File Conservation and Law Enforcement in Gorongosa and Niassa: A Study of the Criminal Justice Process for Wildlife Crime, from Apprehension to Incarceration by Gateway Web Editor — last modified Oct 09, 2019 12:31 PM
In July 2019, USAID/Mozambique released a comprehensive study of the wildlife criminal justice process in Mozambique and identified key areas for improvement. Successful enforcement of wildlife trafficking laws requires apprehending perpetrators and shepherding them through the criminal justice system. This study, Conservation & Enforcement in Gorongosa & Niassa: A Study of the Criminal Justice Process for Wildlife Crime from Apprehension to Incarceration, was undertaken to answer a key learning question pertaining to wildlife trafficking in Mozambique: Under what conditions does increased detection of environmental crimes lead to prosecution and punishment? To answer this question, the Mozambique Monitoring and Evaluation Mechanisms and Services team conducted interviews to map Mozambique’s criminal justice system. The team compared the ideal legal pathway that wildlife criminals should follow with the steps taken in reality and used discrepancies to highlight areas for strengthening the system.
File Identity in a Digital Age: Infrastructure For Inclusive Development by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jul 31, 2019 07:32 PM
This report assesses the opportunities and risks of digital ID systems in development. We particularly focus on the role of project-driven ID investments and argue for a broader view of digital ID as essential development infrastructure.
File Guía Práctica De Biodiversidad 3: Resumen by Gateway Web Editor — last modified Jul 31, 2019 01:56 PM
Este es un resumen de la Guía Practica 3 que describe la manera en que los equipos de diseño de programas pueden utilizar las cadenas de resultados para articular de una manera clara declaraciones de resultados y desarrollar indicadores para manejar los programas de biodiversidad.
File Guía Práctica De Biodiversidad 2: Resumen by Gateway Web Editor — last modified Sep 23, 2019 06:46 PM
Este es un resumen de la Guía Practica 2 que describe la herramienta de cadena de resultados, cómo crear cadenas de resultados y los beneficios de desarrollarlas para apoyar los programas de biodiversidad.
File Guía Práctica De Biodiversidad 1: Resumen by Gateway Web Editor — last modified Sep 23, 2019 06:45 PM
Este es un resumen de la Guía Practica 1 que describe que es un modelo de situación y cómo construirlo.
File Guía Práctica de Biodiversidad 3: Definición de Resultados e Indicadores para el Monitoreo, la Evaluación y el Aprendizaje en Los Programas de Biodiversidad en USAID by Gateway Web Editor — last modified Oct 09, 2019 01:34 PM
La tercera guía práctica se vale de las cadenas de resultados desarrolladas en la segunda guía y ayuda a identificar los resultados clave para desarrollar declaraciones de resultados e indicadores del desempeño.
File Biodiversity Integration Case Study Competition Winners by BRIDGE — last modified Jul 24, 2019 08:11 PM
The case study competition sought examples of biodiversity integration across a range of sectors, from biodiversity programming with other sector development outcomes to health or food security programming with biodiversity outcomes. BRIDGE is working with the winners to refine cases to share with USAID, partners and the public.
File Health Reference Sheet by BRIDGE — last modified Aug 13, 2019 05:32 PM
Intact, biologically diverse ecosystems play important roles in promoting health and fighting disease by providing goods and services including wild foods, natural medicines, and clean air and water. Human health also plays an important role in biodiversity outcomes, as poor health and low access to health services are drivers of biodiversity loss.
File Water and Sanitation Reference Sheet by BRIDGE — last modified Jul 22, 2019 01:35 PM
Natural ecosystems capture, store and purify water, allowing biodiversity programming to complement and protect water and sanitation investments. Similarly, by improving waste water treatment and increasing water use efficiency, water and sanitation programming reduces the pollution of aquatic ecosystems and lessens the amount of water taken from rivers or lakes.
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