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File USAID's Biodiversity Conservation and Forestry Programs, 2013 Report by Portal Web Editor — last modified Apr 25, 2014 02:30 PM
USAID manages a diverse portfolio of projects that conserve biodiversity and sustain forests while advancing development, particularly for vulnerable people who rely on natural resources for their livelihoods. This annual report summarizes the Agency's work in this sector and its importance to human well-being, highlighting discrete and cumulative results in fiscal year (FY) 2012, and how FY 2012 funds were allocated for work in FY 2013.
USAID-Sustainable Tourism in the Albertine Rift (STAR) by portaladmin — last modified Jan 10, 2013 09:56 AM
The USAID-STAR Program is supported by USAID-Uganda and implemented by the Global Sustainable Tourism Alliance (GSTA).
USAID/Dept of State: Presidential Initiative Against Illegal Logging by Jon Dale — last modified Jan 10, 2013 09:53 AM
Materials and links to the U.S. Presidential Initiative Against Illegal Logging. USAID/NRM Office and Forest Team serve as Technical Advisors on an interagency coordination effort lead by the Department of State's Bureau of Oceans and Environment, Office of Environment and Terrestrial Conservation. For more information on the work within the USAID/NRM Forest Team contact CJ Elron.
File USAID/Madagascar 1984—2009 (Portfolio of Programs) by Rose Hessmiller — last modified Jan 10, 2013 11:45 AM
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File USAID’S BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION AND FORESTRY PROGRAMS, FY 2007 by Sarah Schmidt — last modified Jan 10, 2013 09:56 AM
USAID’S BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION AND FORESTRY PROGRAMS, FY 2007 USAID supports forestry and biodiversity conservation in about 50 countries around the world. In FY 2007, the Agency invested $183.7 million toward biodiversity, of which $176.2 million was Development Assistance (DA), exceeding the Congressional biodiversity earmark of $165.5 million in DA funds. USAID also supported almost $97 million in sustainable forestry and forest conservation activities, of which 84 percent overlaps with biodiversity. These investments brought approximately 110 million new hectares of biologically significant areas under improved management, an area the size of California and Texas combined. The vast majority of funds were distributed by USAID’s overseas Missions, as described in the chapters on Africa, Asia, and Latin America and the Caribbean. A small portion of these funds was managed centrally from USAID’s Washington headquarters to provide overall leadership, identify and share best practices, address threats that cut across regions or disciplines, test and institutionalize innovative approaches, and provide a variety of mechanisms by which Missions may work towards biodiversity and forestry objectives. Selected results from FY 2007 activities are highlighted below.
File USAID’s Vision for Health Systems Strengthening PDF by Portal Web Editor — last modified Sep 29, 2015 04:57 PM
The Vision for Health Systems Strengthening (HSS) 2015-2019 is a key document that will help guide USAID’s work and investment focus to evidence-based HSS approaches that contribute to positive health outcomes and help create an environment for universal health coverage. It will also help the Agency meet its goals of ending preventable child and maternal deaths, creating an AIDS-free generation, and protecting communities from infectious diseases, including achieving the goals of the Global Health Security Agenda.
USAID: Economic Growth and Trade by Jon Dale — last modified Jan 10, 2013 09:53 AM
 
File USAID: ENVIRONMENTAL COMPLIANCE PROCEDURES Title 22, Code of Federal Regulations Part 216 by Rose Hessmiller — last modified Jan 10, 2013 11:59 AM
Foreword This brochure provides a handy copy of the environmental impact assessment procedures used by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). They have been promulgated as Title 22 of the Code of Federal Regulations, Part 216 (22 CFR 216). The procedures are used on every program, project, activity and amendment USAID funds to ensure the wise use of American taxpayer money through thoughtful, environmentally sound economic development. In the thirty years in which USAID has been applying these procedures and their predecessors, we have learned that they are most successful when everyone involved in a USAID-funded effort accepts responsibility for understanding and implementing them. Through this process, together we: • Create modern, state-of-the-art development • Achieve optimal economic results with every dollar invested • Avoid harming people in both our partner countries and the U.S. • Avert unintended negative economic growth • Reinforce practical civil society and democracy through transparency and public participation • Reduce diplomatic incidents • Engender public trust and confidence in USAID • Comply with the law. Prepared in 2005. An electronic copy of 22 CFR 216, along with many helpful guidelines, training books, sample documents and contacts of USAID professionals who can assist can be found on the internet at: http://www.usaid.gov/our_work/environment/compliance/index.html
USAID: World Water Day 2010 by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 09:56 AM
USAID Environmental Health World Water Day 2010 information
USDA Forest Service by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 09:56 AM
 
File USFS Community-based Watershed Restoration Partnership (FY2000-2002) by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:00 AM
Over a century ago, public concern about adequate supplies of clean water contributed to the establishment of federally protected forest reserves. These reserves are now part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service (USDA Forest Service) National Forest System. In 1999, the USDA Forest Service refocused on this original purpose and established an innovative approach to restoring watersheds through partnerships—large-scale watershed restoration projects. The USDA Forest Service national office invested in 16 sites across the Nation. Prior to 1999, there wasn’t a strong push for collaboration. The USDA Forest Service determined what was right for the national forests; other land managers and landowners (both public and private) independently determined what was right for their lands. No one considered the total effects on the river basins; nor were attempts made to forecast catastrophic events. The USDA Forest Service has now realized that solutions to watershed issues require working collectively across mixed ownerships within a watershed. By collaborating with other Federal and State agencies, local communities, private landowners, and organizations, the USDA Forest Service can restore large watersheds to healthy and sustainable conditions. The Community-Based Watershed Restoration Partnerships have produced many important successes and outcomes in the short time they have existed. In addition to the resource work shown on page 3, they developed: ● Stronger public-private partnerships ● Greater knowledge of watershed conditions ● Improved watershed health ● Improved water quality and aquatic habitat conditions ● Livable fire-safe communities ● Improved forest health ● Reduced fire hazards ● Less fragmented forests ● Evaluations of restoration success ● More local commitment to watershed management and restoration The watershed partnerships wrote collaborative business plans to guide the work and established functioning working groups with diverse interests. Numerous Federal, State, and local governments; private parties; and nonprofits have been engaged in the projects. Keyword: Community-based Natural Forest Management North America
File USFS Moroccan High Commission Dispatch Center Training Workshop Fire Coordination Center Support by Alexandra Neidermeier — last modified Feb 03, 2015 01:38 AM
The dispatch training course between USFS and the High Commission was intended to familiarize staff who work on fire management with fire dispatch roles and responsibilities and provide a vision and overview of the COIF (fire management and dispatch) center. This report highlights the results of this mission.
Ushahidi by Portal Web Editor — last modified Feb 15, 2013 02:36 AM
We build tools for democratizing information, increasing transparency and lowering the barriers for individuals to share their stories. We're a disruptive organization that is willing to take risks in the pursuit of changing the traditional way that information flows.
Valuation of Environmental Goods and Services by webadmin — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:56 AM
Valuation of Environmental Goods and Services -- helping to answere the question: "Why Conserve Biological Diversity?"
Value Chain Analysis by webadmin — last modified Jan 10, 2013 11:05 AM
 
VIDEO (Spanish): Succeeding at SCALE®:A New Direction for Development by Portal Web Editor — last modified Nov 13, 2015 09:28 PM
(ESTE VÍDEO ESTÁ DISPONIBLE EN FRANCÉS Y EN INGLÉS) Alrededor del mundo, los practicantes de desarrollo enfrentan un desafío común: Como escalar sus actividades para alcanzar a miles de mujeres en lugar de docenas de ellas, como alcanzar a miles de agricultores en lugar de cientos, como alcanzar a millones de bebés en lugar de miles. SCALE®, System-wide Collaborative Action for Livelihoods and the Environment (Acción de Colaboración para Todo el Sistema para Sustentos y el Ambiente), es una gestión de comunicaciones basada en el enfoque de resultados de mayor impacto a escala, creación de capital social, fortalecimiento de la gobernabilidad y aumento de los medios de subsistencia y el crecimiento económico sostenible.
File Video Transcript: Diamonds, Development, and Property Rights 12 min by Rose Hessmiller — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:00 AM
12 minute 'Short Version' video details the problems faced by diamond miners working with alluvial diamonds in the Central African Republic, and the challenges of affirming property rights at the grass roots level. The video briefly summarizes the 8-step process PRADD developed to translate customary rights into statutory rights. The process combines community development techniques to identify, organize, and motivate miners with GPS devices to precisely locate the mining claims.
File Video Transcript: Diamonds, Development, and Property Rights 24 min by Rose Hessmiller — last modified Jan 10, 2013 09:50 AM
This 24 minute video details the problems faced by diamond miners working with alluvial diamonds in the Central African Republic, and the challenges of affirming property rights at the grass roots level. The video briefly summarizes the 8-step process PRADD developed to translate customary rights into statutory rights. The process combines community development techniques to identify, organize, and motivate miners with GPS devices to precisely locate the mining claims.
File Video Transcript: More than a piece of paper by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 09:50 AM
This video details the 8-step process PRADD developed to make the customary property rights of tribal communities visible within the structure of national statutory laws. The PRADD process helps the miners document customary property rights claims, eventually moving towards legalizing those claims at the government level and making it easier to trace the diamonds they find with the Kimberley Process.
File Visibility & Voice: Tapping Into the Power of Women - USAID Global Waters | January 2014 by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 08, 2014 12:52 PM
Women are half of the world's population, but their voices too often go unheard. The USAID Water and Development Strategy prioritizes empowering women and promoting gender equality through water programs. We dedicate this edition of Global Waters to these key issues. Volume IV | Issue 4
File Voices from the Communities - The Impact of HIV-AIDS on the Lives of Orphaned Children and their Guardians by Rose Hessmiller — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:54 AM
Abstract: This report is a summary of the key themes arising from the focus group discussions (FGD). As with any qualitative analysis, the report attempts to preserve the varied perceptions, values and experiences of the discussants. Inevitably, some of the interpretations in the report reflect the author’s understanding of these experiences.
File Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests in the Context of National Food Security by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jul 19, 2015 05:36 PM
The purpose of these Voluntary Guidelines is to serve as a reference and to provide guidance to improve the governance of tenure of land, fisheries and forests with the overarching goal of achieving food security for all and to support the progressive realization of the right to adequate food in the context of national food security.
Volunteers for Economic Growth Alliance (VEGA) by Jon Dale — last modified May 07, 2013 05:41 PM
The Volunteers for Economic Growth Alliance (VEGA) is a leader in combating poverty and promoting sustainable economic growth in emerging markets.
Volunteers for Economic Growth Alliance - Tourism Development by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:00 AM
VEGA works to mobilize American and Diaspora volunteers to support economic growth in developing countries (including post-conflict and transition) as well as design and implementing successful technical assistance projects across the spectrum. VEGA offers the cross-sectoral experience necessary for successful development and implementation of tourism development programs.
Vulnerability and Mitigation by webadmin — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:56 AM
 
Wakid Paying His Water Bill After 17 Months in Arrears by Irfan Toni Herlambang — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:00 AM
Through a small donation program, an organization providing clean water services has revived itself and begun to provide good quality service to its customers.
Wakid Paying His Water Bill After 17 Months in Arrears by Irfan Toni Herlambang — last modified Jan 10, 2013 11:05 AM
Through a small donation program, an organization providing clean water services has revived itself and begun to provide good quality service to its customers.
File WASH Briefing Note 1 - Life-cycle costs approach by Anna Woltman — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:00 AM
This briefing note describes the cost components in the life-cycle costs approach. Life-cycle costs (LCC) represent the aggregate costs of ensuring delivery of adequate, equitable and sustainable WASH services to a population in a specified area.
File Water Allocation Plan - Naivasha Basin 2010 - 2012 by Portal Web Editor — last modified May 20, 2014 02:14 AM
The Water Allocation Plan is a rational and acceptable framework for the allocation and abstraction of the water resources from the entire Naivasha Basin. The WAP attempts to address the inherent tension in a water resource limiting situation between the need to protect the environment and basic human rights of access to the water resources and consumptive use of the resource for economic development.
Water Center for the Humid Tropics of Latin America and The Caribbean (CATHALAC) by portaladmin — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:00 AM
CATHALAC is an international organization established in 1992 at the service of the humid tropics of Latin America and the Caribbean. Its objective is to promote sustainable development through applied research and development, education and technology transfer on water resources and the environment.
File Water for Business Version 3 by Portal Web Editor — last modified Feb 05, 2013 02:14 AM
In 2009, WBCSD and IUCN released Water for Business – the first online guide specifically designed for businesses to help them manage water more sustainably by providing them with an overview of water tools and initiatives which they can use or engage with. The third edition is now out and was developed in collaboration with the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and SustainAbility. The guide recognizes that one initiative alone will not satisfy the needs of every business, local community or stakeholder group. It outlines the benefits of the different tools available and illustrates how a combination of complementary tools can best meet wide ranging needs.
Water Management Collections by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:00 AM
Documents pulled into the RM Portal from the NRIC database
File Watering the Seeds of Success: USAID Nepal Success Story by Portal Web Editor — last modified Apr 25, 2014 02:32 PM
USAID is working to raise the income of small farmers through improved access to water and market development. The project’s goal is to increase annual household crop sales from an average $60 to $120 to over $150. It is targeting 30,000 households across seven districts in western and mid-western regions of Nepal.
Watershed Management and Water Resource Management by webadmin — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:57 AM
Integrated landscape management at the watershed or basin level (includes water delivery and water quality.)
Watershed Management Seminar by webadmin — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:00 AM
The Watershed Seminar tour at Wingspread September 25-27 on “land use planning for healthy watersheds"
Watershed Management Seminar Brochure: September 19 - October 9, 2006 by webadmin — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:00 AM
The University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point and the US Forest Service International Programs will co-sponsor an international course to address issues in watershed management. The seminar, which will be hosted by the University, will take place from September 19 - October 9, 2006, in and around the Stevens Point campus and northern Wisconsin. Senior level professionals involved in watershed management, conservation and restoration are encouraged to apply.
File Weathering the Storm: Adolescent Girls and Climate Change (June 2011) by Anna Woltman — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:00 AM
In many developing countries, teenage girls' days are filled with hard labor as they enter into an adulthood of second-class citizenship. Now, a study finds, climate change threatens to make girls' lives even harder. The report from the nonprofit Plan U.K., as well as the U.K. Department for International Development, focuses exclusively on the developing world's 500 million adolescent girls. They are the ones, the authors note, who walk hours to find water and increasingly rare firewood, and are disproportionately killed or displaced in natural disasters.It recommends increasing access to high-quality education as a means toward helping girls address gender discrimination as well as finding paid work and building more resilient families. That, in turn, the report argues, will help reduce girls' vulnerability to climate change-related weather disasters.
Webinar: EcosystemEdge post Doha Briefing Call - December 11, 2012 by Portal Web Editor — last modified Nov 13, 2015 09:23 PM
Presentation by Molly Peters-Stanley of the Ecosystem Marketplace on the 2012 State of the Forest Carbon Markets report, and a summary of the Doha negotiations by Richard Saines of Baker & McKenzie.
WEDC International Conference papers, 2009 by portaladmin — last modified Jan 27, 2013 05:34 PM
This link directs you to all 2009 papers from the WEDC International Conference. Look for these selected papers: · Mobilizing people for improved hygiene practices through hand washing campaigns in Nigeria · Water Safety Plan: A commitment towards safe and sustainable water supplies · Community Based Sanitation Entrepreneurship in Mukuru and Korogocho informal settlements; Nairobi · Microfinance for water and sanitation: A case study from Tiruchirappalli; India · Evaluation techniques for household water treatment projects: Biosand filter pilot project in Lao PDR · Sustainable use and implementation of bone char as a technology for arsenic and fluoride removal · Cost-effective boreholes in sub-Saharan Africa · Evaluation of the long term sustainability of biosand filters in rural Ethiopia · Household water treatment: Defluoridation of drinking water by using bone char technology in Ethiopia · Linking research and policy in water and sanitation - findings from the SPLASH · Continuous flow solar disinfection system for a rural community in Kenya · UNICEF toilet solutions for child-friendly schools in Rwanda · Cryptosporidium contamination of water in Africa: The impact on mortality rates for children with HIV/AIDS - Subscribe to IISD Reporting Services' free newsletters and lists for environment and sustainable development policy professionals at http://www.iisd.ca/email/subscribe.htm
File Wetlands, Agriculture and Poverty Reduction by Joseph Badash — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:00 AM
This report synthesizes findings from multidisciplinary studies conducted into sustainable wetland agriculture by IWMI and partners in Africa and Asia.
What is A-MANO? by portaladmin — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:00 AM
A-MANO is a dynamic and visual mapping tool for community-based development.
File What Rights? A Comparative Analysis of Developing Countries’ National Legislation on Community and Indigenous Peoples’ Forest Tenure Rights by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 11:49 AM
This report analyzes national laws that relate to the forest tenure rights of Indigenous Peoples and communities. It assesses whether the legal systems of 27 of the world’s most forested developing countries recognize the rights of Indigenous Peoples and communities to access, withdraw, manage, exclude, and alienate forest resources and land, the duration of those rights, and their extinguishability (collectively in this report, these are called the “expanded bundle of rights”). The countries included in this study are home to 2.2 billion rural people and contain approximately 75 percent of all forests in developing countries.
File What's New at the USAID Library: September 2011 by Joseph Badash — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:00 AM
New titles in the USAID knowledge services center.
File When Governments get Creative: Adult Literacy in Senegal by Stanzin Tonyot — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:00 AM
The Education for All (EFA) goal of increasing adult literacy by 50 percent reflects two simple facts: first, primary school attendance has positive effects, including better family health and increased productivity; and second, when parents learn to read, more children go to school. So why haven’t more countries and donors supported adult literacy programs as a routine part of their EFA planning? One reason is that government programs tend to be too expensive, with weak content and high drop-out rates. Despite these constraints, Senegal appears to have found a way to implement a successful adult literacy program.
File White Paper: U.S. Foreign Aid Meeting the Challenges of the Twenty-first Century by Rose Hessmiller — last modified Jan 10, 2013 11:44 AM
This White Paper is intended to stimulate discussion of major policy issues surrounding development and foreign aid. It is not a statement of official U.S. Government policy. Today we are witnessing the most significant shift in awareness and understanding of international development that’s been seen since the end of World War II.The demise of the Soviet Union, the integration of global communications and markets, the growing menace of global terrorism, weapons of mass destruction and transnational crime, the surge of HIV/AIDS and other infectious diseases—all these are hallmarks of an altered 21st century landscape for development. Failed states and complex emergencies now occupy center screen among the nation’s foreign policy and national security officials. Americans now understand that security in their homeland greatly depends on security, freedom, and opportunity beyond the country’s borders. Development is now as essential to U.S. national security as are diplomacy and defense.,,, Bureau for Policy and Program Coordination U.S.Agency for International Development January 2004
File Who is Brazil's Most Creative Person in Business? by Joseph Badash — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:00 AM
Who is the most creative Brazilian in business? Many will argue that professional football has become big business and therefore Neymar, young footballer from Santos FC called the New Pelé by the NYT, should be the right answer. Others will claim it must be Brazil’s most famous entrepreneur Eike Batista, the seventh richest man on earth. However, the right answer is much more exotic than a footballer or an entrepreneur. According to Fast Company Magazine, Brazil’s most creative person in business is a tribal chief who has partnered with Google to save his tribe from the brink of extinction and stop deforestation in Amazon rainforest.
Wild Food and Food Security Webinar by portaladmin — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:00 AM
Natalie Bailey of the African Biodiversity Conservation Group and Diane Russell from the USAID biodiversity team spoke about wild food security, the bushmeat challenge, and examples of best practice in a webinar organized by DAI's Sarah Schmidt and Carmen Tedesco.
Wild Food and Food Security Webinar Video by portaladmin — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:00 AM
This webinar was held June 29, 2011. Diane Russell and Natalie Bailey presented on topics included wild food, food security and bushmeat. The video is one hour.
Wilderness Foundation by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jun 18, 2013 04:58 PM
Recognising that the protection and sustainability of South Africa’s unique wilderness areas and natural heritage is dependent on socio-political and economic conditions within society, the Wilderness Foundation takes a holistic approach to implementing its mandate for conservation. Focusing on four main programme areas (Conservation; Social Intervention; Experiential Education and Advocacy & Awareness), the Foundation creates opportunities to encourage, plan and protect wild lands and wilderness, uplift the knowledge and lives of citizens and stimulate an environmental ethos among current and future leaders.
File Wildlife Works by Rose Hessmiller — last modified Jan 27, 2013 05:06 PM
Wildlife Works’ mission is to harness the power of the global consumer to create innovative and sustainable solutions for wildlife conservation – Consumer Powered Conservation
File Willapa Resources Report, 1991-92 by Michael Colby — last modified Sep 28, 2015 10:42 PM
A compilation of analyses (with 36 graphs and 7 maps) of natural resource harvests, ecological conditions, and economic welfare for a prototype "Eco-Accounting System" for the Willapa Bay watershed in the southwest corner of Washington State, USA. A watershed of approximately 680,000 acres and a bay of 80,000, Willapa is by several measures the most productive ecosystem of its size in the continental US, producing a quarter of the nation's oyster harvest (farmed on the intertidal mudflats of the bay), and the site of the country's oldest industrial tree farm and the fastest growing conifers in the lower 48. It is also a bountiful producer of three species of Pacific salmon (chinook/king, coho/silver, and pink/chum), as well as dungeness crabs, manila and razor clams, cranberries, beef and dairy cattle. In addition, it is the site of a National Wildlife Refuge for elk and migrating waterfowl, and a popular tourism draw in the Pacific Northwest.
File Winrock International: A Global Leader by Portal Web Editor — last modified Sep 21, 2016 08:55 PM
Winrock International is a recognized leader in U.S. and international development that focuses on social, agricultural and environmental issues. Inspired by its namesake, Winthrop Rockefeller, Winrock combines technical expertise with entrepreneurial innovation to improve lives around the world. Its mission is to empower the disadvantaged, increase economic opportunity and sustain natural resources.
WISP ( World Initiative for Sustainable Pastoralism) by Portal Web Editor — last modified Mar 22, 2013 10:06 AM
The World Initiative for Sustainable Pastoralism (WISP) is a global initiative that supports the empowerment of pastoralists to sustainably manage drylands resources. WISP enables pastoralists to demonstrate that their land use and production system is an effective and efficient way of harnessing the natural resources of the world’s drylands.
Wold Bank Agricultural and Rural Development by Stanzin Tonyot — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:00 AM
In collaboration with colleagues in Environment and Social Development and across the Bank, agriculture and rural development (ARD) works to reduce poverty through sustainable rural development. To this end, ARD provides analytical and advisory services to the Bank's regions on a wide range of agriculture and rural development topics. These services include the preparation and implementation of the World Bank's corporate strategy on rural development, monitoring of the Bank's portfolio of agriculture and rural projects, and promoting knowledge sharing among agriculture and rural development practitioners, inside and outside the Bank, in order to continually improve the Bank's activities in rural areas.
File Women and Tourism: Designing for Inclusion by Portal Web Editor — last modified Mar 08, 2019 04:42 PM
This preparatory World Bank paper on tourism and gender explains the rationale for integrating a gender lens into tourism development projects. It also includes a set of resources designed to help development professionals and project managers get started and find necessary data.
Women Entrepreneurship - Community of Practice Session - USAID Takamol Gender Program by Portal Web Editor — last modified Apr 26, 2015 08:42 PM
USAID SlideShare presentation by Rami Al-Karmi on Women Entrepreneurship COP
Women in Development Office by Jon Dale — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:00 AM
Promoting a stronger and more productive role for women in development demands a broad and flexible approach. USAID's approach to gender integration is to design programs that take both women's and men's participation into account. When this is done development programs are more effective.
Women Organizing for Change in Agriculture and Natural Resource Management (WOCAN) by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:00 AM
WOCAN is a women-led global network of professional women and men engaged in agriculture and natural resource management who are committed to organizational change for gender equality and environmentally sustainable development.
File Working Paper - Evaluating the Impact of the Wula Nafaa Natural Resources Management Program in Senegal on the Socio-Economic Status of the Population: A Quasi-Experimental Design Analysis by Portal Web Editor — last modified Nov 10, 2014 11:09 PM
The nature and power dimensions of Wula Nafaa will be analyzed in two separate investigations as part of the overall Wula Nafaa retrospective. The present study will focus on wealth. The analysis will attempt to answer the question of whether the program has resulted in increased household wealth -- or, equivalently, reduced poverty -- in the project area.
File Working Paper - Evaluating the Impact of the Wula Nafaa Natural Resources Management Program in Senegal on the Distribution, Exercise, and Accountability of Power by Portal Web Editor — last modified Nov 10, 2014 11:09 PM
The nature and power dimensions of Wula Nafaa will be analyzed in two separate investigations as part of the overall Wula Nafaa retrospective. The present study will focus on wealth. The analysis will attempt to answer the question of whether the program has resulted in increased household wealth -- or, equivalently, reduced poverty -- in the project area.
File Working Paper - USAID-Senegal Nature, Wealth and Power Retrospective Study Contribution on Nature by Portal Web Editor — last modified Nov 10, 2014 07:22 PM
This report was prepared by the World Resources Institute as a contribution to a larger retrospective study of USAID’s investments in environment and natural resource management programs over the past thirty years. The study provides a particular focus on lessons learned in applying the “Nature Wealth and Power”1 or NWP framework through the implementation of the USAID funded Agriculture / Natural Resource or Wula Nafaa project, which was launched in 2003. The second phase of Wula Nafaa will be completed in 2014.
World Ag Info Project by Rose Hessmiller — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:00 AM
Building human and institutional capacity … is fundamental to long-term social transformation in Africa and South East Asia. Access to information and the ability to share knowledge are key elements underpinning the transformation process. In agriculture, the effectiveness of education and extension systems has been hindered by both lack of access to high-quality information and dependence on a top-down model that has undervalued non-traditional sources of expertise. New information and communication technologies, though, are creating unprecedented opportunities. Critical work lies ahead in understanding the potential benefits and limitations of these technologies, and how they interface with other elements of knowledge, education, and information systems.
World Bank - Data by Country by Jon Dale — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:00 AM
Key Development Data and Statistics
World Bank Environment by Stanzin Tonyot — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:00 AM
Concern for the environment is viewed by many as a rich-country luxury. It is not. Natural and man-made environmental resources - fresh water, clean air, forests, grasslands, marine resources, and agro-ecosystems - provide sustenance and a foundation for social and economic development. Today, the World Bank is one of the key promoters and financiers of environmental upgrading in the developing world.
World Bank Indigenous Peoples by Stanzin Tonyot — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:00 AM
Indigenous Peoples are a significant and important portion of humanity. Their heritage, their ways of life, their stewardship of this planet, and their cosmological insights are an invaluable treasure house for us all. The World Bank is honored to be working worldwide with Indigenous Peoples in global dialog and in development projects. The World Bank aims to promote Indigenous Peoples' development in a manner which ensures that the development process fosters full respect for the dignity, human rights, and uniqueness of Indigenous Peoples.
World Bank Nutrition by Stanzin Tonyot — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:00 AM
Addressing malnutrition (under and over-nutrition), and micronutrient deficiencies, which are linked to * high child and maternal mortality rates (involved in more than 50% of child deaths) * poor educational outcomes and lower productivity, and * high morbidity and mortality from infectious and non-communicable diseases, is central to the World Bank's strategy to support country efforts to reduce poverty and achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).
World Bank Public Sector Governance by Stanzin Tonyot — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:00 AM
A fundamental role of the Bank is to help governments work better in our client countries. The Public Sector Group's objectives are based on the view that the Bank must focus more of its efforts on building efficient and accountable public sector institutions -- rather than simply providing discrete policy advise. A main lesson from East Asia (and to some extent Russia) is that good policies are not enough -- that the Bank cannot afford to look the other way when a country is plagued by deeply dysfunctional public institutions that limit accountability, set perverse rules of the game, and are incapable of sustaining development.
World Bank Report - Brazil - Amazon Protected Areas Project - GEF - Environmental Impact Assessment by webadmin — last modified Jan 10, 2013 11:59 AM
The Amazon Protected Areas Project aims to create a mosaic of protected areas in the Amazon Region, where the design of protected areas responds to the specific needs of each environmental and social conditions of each area. The project will not support any activities that could seriously harm the environment. Under the first component, the identification and creation of new protected areas will not have any impact on the environment. Under the second component, the management of the buffer areas around the parks and reserves will support some of sustainable use reserve activities for the communities living around the parks. These activities will be screened for environmental impacts. Under the third component, two major activities will be implemented: pilot projects to test income-generating activities for the protected areas, and endowment fund to support the recurrent activities of the protected areas. Screening procedures will be conducted to ensure that the recurrent activities and pilot sub-projects do not violate any of the Bank safeguard policies. No environmental impact is expected to result from these activities. Full EIA report available at this site.
World Bank Report - Brazil - Amazon Protected Areas Project - GEF - Indigenous Peoples Plan by webadmin — last modified Jan 10, 2013 11:59 AM
The Amazon Protected Areas Project aims to create a mosaic of protected areas in the Amazon Region, where the design of protected areas responds to the specific needs of each environmental and social conditions of each area. The project takes into account the possibility of people living within the boundaries of the protected areas (PA), and for such reason, the project will guarantee the right of the traditional and indigenous people during the process of establishing and managing the PAs. The project will benefit indigenous people in the vicinity of the PAs, as the PAs will act as buffer zones for frontier encroachment or illegal activities Besides, the project will benefit conservation of waterways, vegetation and wildlife in the neighborhood of the indigenous land. The indigenous people will participate in project management through its representatives in the Project Committee and/or through the PAs Management Councils established in the surroundings of the indigenous people. For unresolved cases of PA consolidation, the Conflict Resolution Mediation Committee will be called upon to investigate the particular situations. Full report available at this site.
World Bank Report - Brazil - Amzazon Protected Areas Project - GEF - Resettlement Action Plan by webadmin — last modified Jan 10, 2013 11:59 AM
The Amazon Protected Areas Project aims to create a mosaic of protected areas in the Amazon Region, where the design of protected areas (PA) responds to the specific needs of each environmental and social conditions of each area. PAs are categorized into 2 types: 1) Strict protection, such as national parks, and 2) sustainable use, such as extractive reserves. One of the principles is that PAs will not be established where traditional people exist. In case of establishing new PAs, compensation and resettlement will be the alternatives for non-traditional people. Owners with titles over the land affected will be compensated at market value of the land. Moving allowances will be granted to tenants and other temporary dwellers with less than two years ' residence in the land affected, fishermen and hunters with permanent residence outside the area, gold diggers, and lumberjacks. However, as the goal is to avoid resettlement as much as possible, affected population is estimated to be very small or even nonexistent. Full report avaialble at this site.
World Bank Report - LAC Regional Integrated Ecosystem Management in Indigenous Communities in Central America Project, Vol. 1 by webadmin — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:00 AM
The global objective of the Regional Integrated Ecosystem Management in Indigenous Communities in Central America Project is to achieve effective biodiversity conservation in Central America - Guatemala, Belize, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama - by strengthening the capacity of indigenous communities to protect, and manage their natural and cultural resources, and, by recuperating and promoting their cultural values, and sustainable traditional land use practices, thereby preventing further land degradation that threatens environmental services, livelihoods, and economic well-being, and, conserving the region ' s high, though increasingly threatened, biodiversity resources. The components are : 1) Cultural and institutional strengthening, and capacity building of participating communities, which consists of a) generation and strengthening of the organizational, technical and administrative capacities of indigenous communities regarding the application of their cultural values to the management of their natural resources; b) standardization and criteria formation for traditional ecosystem management of indigenous communities, including a certification process for them to engage in effective ecosystem management, and; c) strengthening empowerment capacities of community organizations for traditional ecosystem management. 2) Promotion of sustainable cultural land use and traditional ecosystem management entails the development of a progressive series of community conservation, and sustainable cultural land use plans that together can form a network of land use areas, to yield greater collective conservation impacts, actually focused on actual planning and management of conservation areas. 3) Development of culturally appropriate products, markets, and services for environmental sustainability in indigenous communities will channel grant resources to develop financial mechanisms at the community level. Specifically, it will finance a progressive series of community biodiversity conservation, and sustainable use subprojects, compatible with the land use plans. Grant activities will focus on income-generating opportunities in four categories: a) traditional products; b) environmental services; c) eco/ethnotourism; and, d) traditional ecosystem management models. 4) Participatory project monitoring and evaluation will support training and capacity building on monitoring and evaluation of project impacts, and also progress in conservation and sustainable use of biological diversity. It will finance scientifically sound monitoring and evaluation of biodiversity, to follow project implementation and biodiversity changes over time. Full report can be downloaded from this link.
World Bank Social Development by Stanzin Tonyot — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:00 AM
Social Development at the World Bank is about transforming societies by understanding the social context of the country as well as the needs and priorities of poor people. The World Bank's Social Development Strategy is about empowering people by creating more inclusive, cohesive and accountable institutions.
World Bank/WWF Alliance for Forest Conservation and Sustainable Use by Stanzin Tonyot — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:00 AM
webpage provides partnership information organized by topic [Protected Areas; Sustainable Forest Management; Learning and Capacity Building] and Publications. {http://lnweb18.worldbank.org/ESSD/envext.nsf/80ByDocName/WBWWFForestAlliance}
World Community Development Programme by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:00 AM
World Community Development Programme is a grassroots supporting organization that provides loans and grants to communities in Africa. As of January 2011 WCDP has issued almost 200 loans to more than 80 women in Uganda. These loans have a value of almost $10,000 though they originated from less than $2000 in donated funds.
World Could Be 4 Degrees Hotter By End of This Century by Portal Web Editor — last modified Nov 13, 2015 07:08 PM
The World Bank warns that rising temperatures could be disastrous, and urges more action to "Turn Down the Heat."
World Development Report 2006: Equity and Development by Stanzin Tonyot — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:00 AM
World Development Report 2006 analyzes the relationship between equity and development. The report documents the persistence of inequality traps by highlighting the interaction between different forms of inequality. It presents evidence that the inequality of opportunity that arises is wasteful and inimical to sustainable development and poverty reduction. It also derives policy implications that center on the broad concept of leveling the playing field-both politically and economically and in the domestic and the global arenas.
World development report 2007 : development and the next generation by Stanzin Tonyot — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:00 AM
The theme of the World Development Report (WDR) 2007 is youth, aged 12 to 24. It focuses on decisions concerning the five phases with the biggest long-term impact on how human capital is kept safe, developed, and deployed. For each phase (continuing to learn, starting to work, developing a healthful lifestyle, beginning a family, and exercising citizenship) governments must increase investments directly and cultivate an environment for young people and their families to invest in themselves. The WDR suggests that a youth lens on policies affecting the five phases would help focus on three broad directions: expanding opportunities, enhancing capabilities, and providing second chances.
World Food Programme (WFP) by Stanzin Tonyot — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:00 AM
In 1994, WFP became the first United Nations organisation to adopt a mission statement. It is the foundation on which we build our policy, defining the who, what, where and how of our 'mission' to eradicate global hunger and poverty. As the food aid arm of the UN, WFP uses its food to: meet emergency needs support economic & social development The Agency also provides the logistics support necessary to get food aid to the right people at the right time and in the right place. WFP works to put hunger at the centre of the international agenda, promoting policies, strategies and operations that directly benefit the poor and hungry.
World Resources Institute (WRI) by Jon Dale — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:00 AM
WRI is an environmental thinktank that offers "EarthTrends", a comprehensive on-line database or Environmental Information Portal that focuses on the environmental, social, and economic trends that shape our world. The site presents information from world renown data sources in multiple formats.
World Resources Institute: Development through Business by Jon Dale — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:00 AM
"Eradicating Poverty Through Profit"
World Water Assessment Program (WWAP) by Stanzin Tonyot — last modified Jan 10, 2013 11:45 AM
World Water Assessment Program (WWAP) is a web portal intended to enhance access to information related to freshwater available on the World Wide Web. The site provides links to the current UNESCO and UNESCO-led programmes on freshwater and will serve as an interactive point for sharing, browsing and searching websites of water-related organizations, government bodies and NGOs, including a range of categories such as water links, water events, learning modules and other on-line resources. Surfers can also add or modify links to help maintain an accurate online resource. All water managers are invited to participate by providing information on activities, useful links, news and content which they wish to share with others and generally make more widely available. {http://www.unesco.org/water/wwap/}
World Wide Web Virtual Library: Sustainable Development by Jon Dale — last modified Jan 10, 2013 11:45 AM
 
World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Forest Conservation Programme by Stanzin Tonyot — last modified Jan 10, 2013 11:45 AM
Provides information about problems associated with forests today, solutions to conserve and protect them and ways you can help.
WorldFish by Portal Web Editor — last modified Oct 30, 2013 01:09 AM
WorldFish, a member of the CGIAR Consortium, is an international, nonprofit research organization. CGIAR is a global partnership that unites organizations engaged in research for a food secure future. CGIAR research is dedicated to reducing rural poverty, increasing food security, improving human health and nutrition, and ensuring more sustainable management of natural resources. It is carried out by the 15 centers who are members of the CGIAR Consortium in close collaboration with hundreds of partner organizations, including national and regional research institutes, civil society organizations, academia, and the private sector.
WorldFish: Climate Change by Portal Web Editor — last modified Oct 30, 2013 01:10 AM
Climate change poses new challenges to the sustainability of fisheries and aquaculture systems, with serious implications for the 520 million people who depend on them for their livelihoods, and the nearly 3 billion people for whom fish is an important source of animal protein. The key research questions and work being pursued by WorldFish to address these challenges.
WORTH - A Global Women's Empowerment Program by Joseph Badash — last modified Jan 10, 2013 11:45 AM
You may have heard of microfinance before, but chances are you haven’t heard about the WORTH program’s unique savings based methods. Instead of giving women money to start businesses, WORTH teaches women how to save their own money. Women gain basic literacy and numeracy, as well as the skills needed to become their own bankers. Groups of women are united to support each other as they save and learn together. They become successful businesswomen, creating better lives for themselves, their families, and their communities.
WRI Open Climate Network by portaladmin — last modified Jan 10, 2013 11:45 AM
Building accountability and information to address climate change from the top down and the bottom up.
File WRI Publication: Waiting for Democracy by Stanzin Tonyot — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:57 AM
Report from the World Resources Institute's Decentralization Research Program by Jesse Ribot entitled: "Waiting for Democracy: The Politics of Choice in Natural Resource Decentralization." The report examines several developing nations' claim to be undertaking some form of decentralization involving natural resource management. Case countries presented in this report include Bolivia, Brazil, Cameroon, China, India, Indonesia, Mali, Mexico, Mongolia, Nicaragua, Senegal, South Africa, Thailand, Uganda, and Zimbabwe. The report assesses the degree to which proclaimed decentralizations involving natural resources are being established in law and in practice; evaluates how these decentralization reforms affect social and environmental outcomes; and recommends ways that these reforms could be designed and implemented to improve their social and environmental outcomes. The document has been obtained from the WRI website at {http://pdf.wri.org/wait_for_democracy.pdf}
WRI Reefs at Risk Revisited Project Overview by portaladmin — last modified Jan 28, 2013 01:55 AM
WRI is spearheading a broad collaboration of leading conservation organizations and research institutes to conduct a global, map-based analysis of threats to the world’s coral reefs called Reefs at Risk Revisited. This update of our influential 1998 analysis, Reefs at Risk – a Map-Based Indicator of Threats to the World’s Coral Reefs, will provide a detailed examination of human pressures on coral reefs, implications for reef condition, and projections of associated socioeconomic impacts in coastal communities.
WRI: Aqueduct Global Flood Analyzer by Portal Web Editor — last modified May 25, 2016 12:59 AM
The Aqueduct Global Flood Analyzer is a web-based interactive platform which measures river flood impacts by urban damage, affected GDP, and affected population at the country, state, and river basin scale across the globe. It aims to raise the awareness about flood risks and climate change impacts by providing open access to global flood risk data free of charge.
WRI: The Rise of the Urban Energy “Prosumer” by Portal Web Editor — last modified May 25, 2016 01:39 AM
An increasingly important actor on India’s urban scene could help the country reach its ambitious goal of 40 gigawatts (GW) of rooftop solar power capacity by 2022. Meet the urban electricity “prosumer,” a consumer of electricity who also produces it and can sell it back to the grid, often through a rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) system. For major cities in developing countries, the prosumer could be an essential ingredient in meeting the growing need for electricity.
File WWF Living Forests Report: Chapter 2 by Christin VanZant — last modified Jan 08, 2017 09:09 PM
Forests and Energy. Sustainable Energy for 10 Billion People.
File WWF Living Forests Report: Chapter 3 by Christin VanZant — last modified Jan 08, 2017 09:09 PM
Forest and Climate: REDD+ at a Crossroads
File WWF Living Forests Report: Chapter 4 by Christin VanZant — last modified Jan 08, 2017 09:09 PM
WWF’s Living Forests Report is part of an ongoing conversation with partners, policymakers, and business about how to protect, conserve, sustainably use, and govern the world’s forests in the 21st century. Chapter Four of WWF's Living Planet Report examines current and future demand for wood products and how this can best be met. We explore:
File WWF Living Forests Report: Chapter 5 by Christin VanZant — last modified Jan 05, 2017 05:57 PM
The Living Forests Report series has explained the reasons for and implications of an ambitious forest conservation target: Zero Net Deforestation and Forest Degradation (ZNDD) by 2020.
WWF Reports that Humanity's Demand Far Exceeds Earth's Resource Capacity, and that Governments Lag Behind Sustainability Commitments by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 11:45 AM
WWF summarizes that 'Demand on natural resources has doubled since 1966 and we are currently using the equivalent of 1.5 planets to support our activities.
File WWF's Living Forest Report: Chapter 1 by Christin VanZant — last modified Jan 08, 2017 09:10 PM
WWF’s Living Forests Report is part of an ongoing conversation with partners, policymakers, and business about how to protect, conserve, sustainably use, and govern the world’s forests in the 21st century.
Youth Business International by Jon Dale — last modified Jan 10, 2013 11:45 AM
"The Youth Business Programmes (YBPs) around the world are locally based, independent initiatives that adopt and adapt the YBI model to meet national needs and conditions. Their purpose is to enable young people usually between 18 and 30 years old, to work for themselves, with the help of local business people who share their experience with the young entrepreneurs."
File ZOOMING IN: COMPANIES, COMMODITIES, & TRACEABILITY COMMITMENTS THAT COUNT, 2018 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY FOR INSTITUTIONAL INVESTORS by Sage V Voorhees — last modified May 10, 2018 08:52 PM
“Zooming In” presents a new analysis by Forest Trends’ Supply Change Initiative and Ceres about how companies that are committed to addressing commodity-driven deforestation are tracing supplies to their origin—be it factory, farm, field, or forest—so they can determine the impact their supply chains have on forests.
Zurich Prevention of Natural Hazards: Protect Your Property Against Natural Hazards by Portal Web Editor — last modified May 25, 2016 01:12 AM
With the Zurich Radar for Natural Hazards, you can conduct a solid site and property analysis for your real estate. This tool is based on the cantonal hazard maps and hazard index maps as well as the maps issued by the Federal Office for the Environment (FOEN). In addition we provide specific tips on how you can protect your real estate inexpensively and sustainably against natural hazards. Every Swiss franc you invest saves between six and ten Swiss francs in subsequent costs.
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