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Report: The Nature of Conservation Enterprises: A 20-year retrospective evaluation of the theory of change behind this widely used approach to biodiversity conservation
Jun 28, 2018 · 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

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…

Apr 02, 2018 · File

ENVIRONMENTALLY SOUND DESIGN (ESD) SECTOR ENVIRONMENTAL GUIDELINES SMALL-SCALE DRYLAND AGRICULTURE

ENVIRONMENTALLY SOUND DESIGN (ESD) SECTOR ENVIRONMENTAL GUIDELINES: SMALL-SCALE DRYLAND AGRICULTURE This document presents one sector of the Sector Environmental Guidelines prepared for USAID under the Agency’s Global Environmental Management Support Project (GEMS). All sectors are accessible at www.usaidgems.org/bestPractice.htm. The purpose…

Final Evaluation of the Sustainable Conservation Approaches in Priority Ecosystems Program (SCAPES)
Mar 28, 2017 · File

Final Evaluation of the Sustainable Conservation Approaches in Priority Ecosystems Program (SCAPES)

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.

Indigenous land tenure insecurity fosters illegal logging in Nicaragua
Dec 21, 2016 · File

Indigenous land tenure insecurity fosters illegal logging in Nicaragua

The authors conducted household survey and interviews with forestry sector officials to understand how tenure insecurity in Nicaragua affected forests and indigenous peoples, discovering the importance of looking closely at so-called legal, illegal, and corrupt practices to understand their legitimacy.

Protected Area Staff Training: Guidelines for Planning and Management
Nov 22, 2016 · File

Protected Area Staff Training: Guidelines for Planning and Management

This guide from the IUCN is designed to help protected area managers to develop, implement, and evaluate targeted training programs to build and maintain staff competencies.

Managing Wildlife Crime in And Around Protected Areas: A Training Guideline for Field Rangers
Nov 22, 2016 · File

Managing Wildlife Crime in And Around Protected Areas: A Training Guideline for Field Rangers

A training guideline produced by IUCN that provides a benchmark of best practices for field ranger trainers, which “covers the basics of operations and the tactics required for them to successfully carry out anti-poaching and operations in the field.

A Global Assessment of Community Based Natural Resources Management: Addressing the Critical Challenges of the Rural Sector
Feb 04, 2016 · File

A Global Assessment of Community Based Natural Resources Management: Addressing the Critical Challenges of the Rural Sector

CBNRM: An assessment with recommendations for the future. Rural development issues are critical not only for the rural areas themselves but also for addressing pressing global concerns of food security (FS), climate change, biodiversity conservation, poverty reduction, provision of environmental…

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…

USAID Biodiversity and Development Handbook - Chapter 4.8: Democracy, Rights and Governance
Nov 02, 2015 · File

USAID Biodiversity and Development Handbook - Chapter 4.8: Democracy, Rights and Governance

Chapter 4.8 of USAID's Biodiversity and Development Handbook is focused on the intersection of biodiversity and conservation with democracy, rights and governance. Section 4.8.1 focuses on governance while Section 4.8.2 focuses on conflict and peace building. Many practitioners are increasingly…

USAID Biodiversity and Development Handbook - Chapter 4: Biodiversity and Development Intersections
Oct 30, 2015 · File

USAID Biodiversity and Development Handbook - Chapter 4: Biodiversity and Development Intersections

The USAID Biodiversity and Development Handbook contains sections in Chapter Four that are a primer on integration of biodiversity into key development sectors. Like the other Chapters, these sections are built around USAID experience but also draw on many other sources.

USAID Biodiversity and Development Handbook - Chapter 5: Annexes
Oct 23, 2015 · File

USAID Biodiversity and Development Handbook - Chapter 5: Annexes

The 2015 USAID Biodiversity and Development Handbook is a foundational resource for implementation of USAID’s Biodiversity Policy. The main purpose of the handbook is to help USAID managers and implementing partners plan, design, implement, and monitor strong and sustainable conservation…

USAID Water and Development Strategy 2013-2018
Oct 22, 2015 · File

USAID Water and Development Strategy 2013-2018

This is the US Agency for International Development’s (USAID) first global Water and Development Strategy. It is intended to provide a clear understanding of USAID's approach to water programming. This Strategy emphasizes how sustainable use of water is critical to…

USAID Biodiversity and Development Handbook - Chapter 2: Biodiversity Programming
Oct 22, 2015 · File

USAID Biodiversity and Development Handbook - Chapter 2: Biodiversity Programming

The 2015 USAID Biodiversity and Development Handbook is a foundational resource for implementation of USAID’s Biodiversity Policy. The main purpose of the handbook is to help USAID managers and implementing partners plan, design, implement, and monitor strong and sustainable conservation…

Final Evaluation of the Sustainable Conservation Approaches in Priority Ecosystems Program (SCAPES)
Jul 08, 2015 · File

Final Evaluation of the Sustainable Conservation Approaches in Priority Ecosystems Program (SCAPES)

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…

Biodiversity and Development Handbook
Jul 08, 2015 · File

Biodiversity and Development Handbook

The 2015 USAID Biodiversity and Development Handbook is a foundational resource for implementation of USAID’s Biodiversity Policy. The main purpose of the handbook is to help USAID managers and implementing partners plan, design, implement, and monitor strong and sustainable conservation…

Apr 06, 2015 · File

Expert Workshop on Land Tenure for Drylands Development (Summary)

Summary of the Expert Workshop on Land Tenure for Drylands Development held in Nairobi, Kenya 28 February to 2 March 2005.

 
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