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File Integrating Ecosystem Values into Cost-Benefit Analysis: Recommendations for USAID and Practitioners by Portal Web Editor — last modified Aug 29, 2018 10:21 AM
This document provides recommendations for the incorporation of ecosystem service valuations into Agency cost-benefit analysis (CBA) across sectors, both for USAID staff that produce or use CBAs and for USAID as an institution. In addition, this document provides specific guidance for USAID sectors that are commonly integrated with biodiversity—including global climate change, food security, energy and infrastructure, and water, sanitation and hygiene—but the process and principles described here are relevant for CBAs in any sectors. These recommendations represent a joint effort of the USAID Offices of Forestry and Biodiversity and Economic Policy in the Bureau for Economic Growth, Education and Environment.
File ROUTES In Plane Sight Webinar Presentation by Portal Web Editor — last modified Aug 21, 2018 01:55 AM
Presentation from the C4ADS authors of In Plane Sight, Mary Utermohlen and Patrick Baine.
File Quantitative and Qualitative Study of Consumer Demand for Wildlife Products in Thailand (English) by Portal Web Editor — last modified Aug 21, 2018 01:41 AM
This consumer research is part of the USAID Wildlife Asia activity. It aims to provide information on the attitudes and practices of the general population in Thailand related to purchasing and using ivory and tiger parts and products. The research probes perceptions, beliefs, motivations, and other influencing factors that drive the desire for ivory and tiger products in Thailand.
File Quantitative and Qualitative Study of Consumer Demand for Wildlife Products in Thailand (Thai) by Portal Web Editor — last modified Aug 21, 2018 01:44 AM
This consumer research is part of the USAID Wildlife Asia. It aims to provide information on the attitudes and practices of the general population in Thailand related to purchasing and using ivory and tiger parts and products. The research probes perceptions, beliefs, motivations, and other influencing factors that drive the desire for ivory and tiger products in Thailand.
File Research Study on Consumer Demand for Elephant, Pangolin, Rhino and Tiger Parts and Products in China (English) by Portal Web Editor — last modified Aug 21, 2018 12:01 AM
This research study identifies the consumer demands for elephant, pangolin, rhino and tiger parts and products in China. The findings describe and analyze the psychosocial and socio-demographic, attitudinal and other aspects of each consumer group, their profile, major motivations driving purchase and use of these products, prevalence and frequency of purchase and use of these products and purchase channels. The findings will provide baseline data to measure project indicators and inputs to design effective demand reduction campaigns in China targeting consumers and likely buyers of wildlife products.
File Partnership for the Conservation of Amazon Biodiversity Annual Report 2017 by Portal Web Editor — last modified Aug 20, 2018 11:44 PM
In 2017, PCAB activities covered an area of 56 million hectares, providing direct economic benefits to more than 4,000 people and indirectly benefiting thousands. In the coming years, we would like to expand this partner network even further and increase collaboration to curb the growing threats to the world’s largest tropical forest, whose area decreased by 20% in the past 50 years.
File Research Study on Consumer Demand for Elephant, Pangolin, Rhino and Tiger Parts and Products in China (Chinese) by Portal Web Editor — last modified Aug 20, 2018 11:48 PM
This research study identifies the consumer demands for elephant, pangolin, rhino and tiger parts and products in China. The findings describe and analyze the psychosocial and socio-demographic, attitudinal and other aspects of each consumer group, their profile, major motivations driving purchase and use of these products, prevalence and frequency of purchase and use of these products and purchase channels. The findings will provide baseline data to measure project indicators and inputs to design effective demand reduction campaigns in China targeting consumers and likely buyers of wildlife products.
File Biodiversity Integration in Practice: A Case Study of USAID in Western Honduras by Portal Web Editor — last modified Aug 07, 2018 11:57 AM
This case study illustrates the approach and process used by USAID's Honduras mission to integrate its biodiversity, education, food security and nutrition, and governance sectors. In Honduras, improved conservation and management of natural resources, particularly water, has increased understanding across the mission of the importance of natural resources for supporting development gains in other sectors.
File Evidence Summary: Ecosystem-based Adaptation and Coastal Populations by Gateway Web Editor — last modified Jul 31, 2018 09:50 AM
This evidence summary highlights ecosystem-based adaptation (EbA) approaches that can help coastal populations build resilience to climate change, including the establishment and management of protected areas, effective coastal land use planning, ecosystem restoration, sustainable fisheries management and the use of green infrastructure, among others. It also offers a comparison of EbA and hard infrastructure approaches in coastal zones and discusses factors that contribute to the success and sustainability of EbA approaches.
File Start-Up Guidance for USAID Biodiversity Activities – Process Overview by Gateway Web Editor — last modified Jul 25, 2018 01:59 PM
Start-Up Guidance for USAID Biodiversity Activities – Process Overview describes the main steps involved in initiating a new biodiversity or integrated activity, including a theory of change workshop. This 2-pager explains the core tasks and provides important tips and considerations for each step.
File Tips for USAID Biodiversity Activity Start-Up (Steps 3-5) by Gateway Web Editor — last modified Jul 25, 2018 02:00 PM
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 using results chains during activity start-up. It also includes some recommendations on how to enhance the learning components of activity implementation. Use in combination with the “Process Overview” handout.
File Report: The Nature of Conservation Enterprises: A 20-year retrospective evaluation of the theory of change behind this widely used approach to biodiversity conservation by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jul 25, 2018 11:04 AM
USAID’s “The Nature of Conservation Enterprises: A 20-year retrospective evaluation of the theory of change behind this widely used approach to biodiversity conservation” uses a theory of change to examine the assumptions and draw lesson learned on the conditions needed for enterprise and conservation sustainability from six sites across the globe.
File Facts about Wild-Caught Fisheries & African Development by FRAME Administrator — last modified Jul 12, 2018 01:44 PM
The Facts about Wild-Caught Fisheries and African Development describes the role of wild-caught fisheries in food security, resilience and nutrition and presents opportunities and recommendations for intervening in wild-caught fisheries management to improve the livelihoods and food security of the hundreds of millions of people who depend on wild fish for nourishment and income.
File Americans with Disabilities Act Compliant Version of Acting on the Evidence by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jul 15, 2018 02:21 PM
Download this file for an accessible version of Acting on the Evidence, the interactive learning resource for Evidence in Action.
File The Role of Wild-Caught Fisheries in African Development by Gateway Web Editor — last modified Jul 12, 2018 11:24 AM
This report on the role of wild-caught fisheries in African development focuses on small-scale fisheries in East and West Africa. The report describes the role of wild-caught fisheries in food security, resilience and nutrition and presents opportunities and recommendations for intervening in wild-caught fisheries management to improve the livelihoods and food security of the hundreds of millions of people who depend on wild fish for nourishment and income.
File The Role of Wild-Caught Fisheries in African Development by Gateway Web Editor — last modified Jul 12, 2018 01:41 PM
This report on the role of wild-caught fisheries in African development focuses on small-scale fisheries in East and West Africa. The report describes the role of wild-caught fisheries in food security, resilience and nutrition and presents opportunities and recommendations for intervening in wild-caught fisheries management to improve the livelihoods and food security of the hundreds of millions of people who depend on wild fish for nourishment and income.
File Supplemental Guide 3: Prioritizing and Selecting Strategic Approaches in USAID Biodiversity Programming by Gateway Web Editor — last modified Jun 18, 2018 03:20 PM
This guide supplements Biodiversity How-To Guide 2: Using Results Chains to Depict Theories of Change in USAID Biodiversity Programming. Step 4 (Brainstorming Strategic Approaches) in How-To Guide 2 involves generating a suite of potential strategic approaches for a design team to consider. Step 5 in How-To Guide 2 introduces the practice of prioritizing and selecting among these draft strategic approaches but does not provide in-depth guidance on the process and criteria for doing so.
File Maintaining Water Security in Peru Through Green Infrastructure by FRAME Administrator — last modified Sep 11, 2018 09:58 AM
This ecosystem-based adaptation (EbA) case study highlights the USAID/Peru mission’s three sub-national projects. These focused on building local community and government capacity for improved environmental governance and implementing green infrastructure approaches to strengthen ecosystems and stabilize the provision of water. The case study also discusses the importance of green infrastructure as an EbA approach to help communities adapt to the adverse impacts of climate change.
File Case Study: Improving Ecosystem Management to Strengthen Resilience to Extreme Weather in the Philippines by Gateway Web Editor — last modified May 24, 2018 09:23 AM
This ecosystem-based adaptation (EbA) case study highlights the USAID/Philippines mission’s Emerging Champions for Biodiversity Conservation and Improved Ecosystems Services (ECBCIES) project, which focused on conserving biodiversity and strengthening ecosystems in six key biodiversity areas to help communities adapt to climate change. The case study also discusses the importance of EbA approaches in strengthening community resilience to extreme weather.
File The transboundary displacement of deforestation under REDD+: Problematic intersections between the trade of forest-risk commodities and land grabbing in the Mekong region by Sage V Voorhees — last modified May 11, 2018 05:57 PM
The fragmentary adoption of REDD+ across forest nations leaves room for the displacement of deforestation from early-adopters and countries with more rigorous carbon-related regulatory regimes to late-adopters of REDD+. While this displacement is expected to be substantial, our empirical understanding of the causal pathways of transboundary displacement remains weak. Our research addresses this lacuna, focusing on Vietnam, an early adopter of REDD+ that has experienced significant reforestation despite exponential growth in exports of key forest-risk commodities, sourced in large part from Lao PDR and Cambodia. We show that over the last decade, the trade of forest-risk commodities was large and accelerating in the Mekong region, concurrent with the rapid expansion of large-scale land acquisitions (LSLAs), constituting important, inter-related causal pathways for the displacement of deforestation and forest degradation. LSLAs are, however, core of national economic development strategies in the Mekong region, indicating a problematic relationship between REDD+, trade flows and land and forest governance. We explore the problematic intersection between these dynamic processes, their impacts on forests in Lao PDR and Cambodia, and implications for global efforts to manage forest resources and reduce emissions. The inability of REDD+ to address transboundary impacts suggests the need for complementary interventions that address supply- and demand-side dynamics.
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