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Biodiversity conservation and forestry programs 2016 report, fiscal year 2015 results and funding
Sep 07, 2016 · File

Biodiversity conservation and forestry programs 2016 report, fiscal year 2015 results and funding

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) submits this report pursuant to Section 118 of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 (FAA), as amended, on Tropical Forests. This report also relays important information related to Section 119 of the…

Biodiversity conservation and forestry programs 2015 Report, fiscal year 2014 results and funding
Aug 12, 2016 · File

Biodiversity conservation and forestry programs 2015 Report, fiscal year 2014 results and funding

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) submits this report to fulfill the requirement for an annual report on implementation of Section 118 of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, as amended (FAA),on Tropical Forests. This report also relays…

Identifying and Using Evidence in Biodiversity Programming
Aug 05, 2016 · File

Identifying and Using Evidence in Biodiversity Programming

USAID’s strategic approach to policies and programmatic investments is informed by experience and cutting-edge evidence and analysis. As part of the USAID Forward reform effort, the project design process is based on evidence of what works and what is supported…

Research Questions and Methodologies for a Biodiversity and Development Research Agenda
Aug 05, 2016 · File

Research Questions and Methodologies for a Biodiversity and Development Research Agenda

Research tests key assumptions and development hypotheses to enhance the evidence base of USAID’s biodiversity and development programming. A research question is a refinement of a research problem or idea generated from field experience, a review of the literature, or…

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.

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.

Technical Brief: Rewards and Risks Associated with Community Engagement in Anti-Poaching and Anti-Trafficking
Jun 03, 2016 · File

Technical Brief: Rewards and Risks Associated with Community Engagement in Anti-Poaching and Anti-Trafficking

This Biodiversity Technical Brief summarizes research on the roles communities do and should play in countering wildlife crime, motivations, and benefits for individuals and communities to engage in anti-poaching and anti-trafficking efforts, and risks and mitigation of risks associated with…

Rewards and Risks Associated with Community Engagement in Anti-Poaching and Anti-Trafficking
Jun 03, 2016 · File

Rewards and Risks Associated with Community Engagement in Anti-Poaching and Anti-Trafficking

This Biodiversity Research Paper explores the roles communities do and should play in countering wildlife crime, motivations, and benefits for individuals and communities to engage in anti-poaching and anti-trafficking efforts, and risks and mitigation of risks associated with involvement. Peer-reviewed…

Rewards and Risks Associated with Community Engagement in Anti-Poaching and Anti-Trafficking
Jun 03, 2016 · File

Rewards and Risks Associated with Community Engagement in Anti-Poaching and Anti-Trafficking

This Biodiversity Research Paper explores the roles communities do and should play in countering wildlife crime, motivations, and benefits for individuals and communities to engage in anti-poaching and anti-trafficking efforts, and risks and mitigation of risks associated with involvement. Peer-reviewed…

STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT FOR BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION GOALS Assessing the Status of the Evidence
May 18, 2016 · File

STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT FOR BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION GOALS Assessing the Status of the Evidence

Learning how to communicate and work with different groups builds constituencies to support conservation aims. An analysis by USAID's research partner the American Museum of Natural History evaluated 148 references, selected through a rigorous systematic review process, to identify key…

Fishing for Food Security: The Importance of Wild Fisheries for Food Security and Nutrition
Apr 06, 2016 · File

Fishing for Food Security: The Importance of Wild Fisheries for Food Security and Nutrition

The Importance of Wild Fisheries for Local Food Security Briefing Book explores the role of fisheries in global development, showcases case studies of USAID fisheries programs, and addresses the importance of fisheries in nine Feed the Future countries – Cambodia,…

Ecological Compensation to Address Environmental Externalities: Lessons from South American Case Studies
Mar 27, 2016 · File

Ecological Compensation to Address Environmental Externalities: Lessons from South American Case Studies

Large development projects commonly cause damage to ecosystems, even after measures have been taken to avoid and reduce impacts on site. Governments are increasingly seeking to offset losses through ecological compensation programs to maintain overall levels of biodiversity and ecosystem…

Financial Mechanisms for Environmental Compliance in Infrastructure Projects: CSF Discussion Paper - Number 5: June 2013
Mar 27, 2016 · File

Financial Mechanisms for Environmental Compliance in Infrastructure Projects: CSF Discussion Paper - Number 5: June 2013

Energy and transportation infrastructure are building blocks of development. Energy is a key input to every industrial process, most agriculture and to the comfort of most people at all economic levels. Roads, railways and shipping permit trade, exploitation of comparative…

Financial Incentives For Green Infrastructure
Mar 27, 2016 · File

Financial Incentives For Green Infrastructure

Environmental impact assessments (EIA) are the main regulatory tool governments use to balance the development and environmental values at stake in infrastructure development. Currently, however, project developers’ incentive for environmental performance dissipates as soon as environmental approval and financing are…

BUILD Year 4 Annual Report: October 1, 2014 – September 30, 2015
Mar 26, 2016 · File

BUILD Year 4 Annual Report: October 1, 2014 – September 30, 2015

Between October 1, 2014 and September 30, 2015, Conservation Strategy Fund (CSF) and partners implemented the fourth and final year of the USAID program: Biodiversity Understanding in Infrastructure and Landscape Development (BUILD). The program aims to harmonize the development of…

BUILD Year 3 Annual Report: October 1, 2013 – September 30, 2014
Mar 26, 2016 · File

BUILD Year 3 Annual Report: October 1, 2013 – September 30, 2014

Between October 1, 2013 and September 30, 2014, Conservation Strategy Fund (CSF) and partners implemented the third year of the USAID program: Biodiversity Understanding in Infrastructure and Landscape Development (BUILD). The program aims to harmonize the development of infrastructure with…

Research Questions and Methodologies for a Biodiversity and Development Research Agenda PDF
Mar 04, 2016 · File

Research Questions and Methodologies for a Biodiversity and Development Research Agenda PDF

Research tests key assumptions and development hypotheses to enhance the evidence base of USAID’s biodiversity and development programming. A research question is a refinement of a research problem or idea generated from field experience, a review of the literature, or…

Identifying and Using Evidence in Biodiversity Programming PDF
Mar 04, 2016 · File

Identifying and Using Evidence in Biodiversity Programming PDF

USAID’s strategic approach to policies and programmatic investments is informed by experience and cutting-edge evidence and analysis. As part of the USAID Forward reform effort, the project design process is based on evidence of what works and what is supported…

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.

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