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Advancing Reforms to Promote Sustainable Management of Ghana's Small Pelagic Fisheries
Mar 30, 2020 · File

Advancing Reforms to Promote Sustainable Management of Ghana's Small Pelagic Fisheries

Ghana is facing a crisis of sustainability in its small pelagic fisheries that threatens the food security and livelihoods of a large segment of the population. While the technical solutions to the problems in these fisheries have been known for…

Africa Biodiversity Collaborative Group Annual Report 2019
Mar 06, 2020 · File

Africa Biodiversity Collaborative Group Annual Report 2019

Together with our partner networks, ABCG continues to create innovative conservation solutions by developing new models for collaboration that help practitioners improve, scale, and replicate. By capturing and conveying conditions needed for successful biodiversity conservation, ABCG serves as a dynamic…

Reducing corruption’s impact on natural resources: How does a gender lens help?
Feb 04, 2020 · File

Reducing corruption’s impact on natural resources: How does a gender lens help?

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…

Why is money laundering a critical issue in natural resource corruption?
Feb 04, 2020 · File

Why is money laundering a critical issue in natural resource corruption?

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…

Gender-based violence and environment linkages: The violence of inequality
Jan 30, 2020 · File

Gender-based violence and environment linkages: The violence of inequality

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…

Integrating Biodiversity and Sustainable Landscapes in USAID Programming
Jan 30, 2020 · File

Integrating Biodiversity and Sustainable Landscapes in USAID Programming

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…

Global Learning and Experience Exchange: Conservation Enterprise Posters
Jan 26, 2020 · File

Global Learning and Experience Exchange: Conservation Enterprise Posters

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.

Measuring Impact: Six Years of Improving Conservation at USAID
Dec 12, 2019 · File

Measuring Impact: Six Years of Improving Conservation at USAID

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.

Biodiversity Reference Sheet
Jul 19, 2019 · File

Biodiversity Reference Sheet

Ecosystems provide goods and services critical to human development and well-being such as food, fiber, clean water, fertile soil and pollination. Opportunities for integrating biodiversity with other development sectors exist throughout the USAID portfolio, and can be realized by the…

Food Security Reference Sheet
Jul 19, 2019 · File

Food Security Reference Sheet

Ecosystems provide goods and services that support food production—including provision of wild foods and water, pest control and pollination—and biodiversity programming can have significant positive impacts on food security. Similarly, agriculture programming can sustainably increase productivity and incomes while minimizing…

Discussion Note: Thinking and Working Politically and Strengthening Political Economy Analysis in USAID Biodiversity Programming
Jul 11, 2019 · File

Discussion Note: Thinking and Working Politically and Strengthening Political Economy Analysis in USAID Biodiversity Programming

This guidance note provides biodiversity sector specialists with an understanding of thinking and working politically and how political economy analysis can sharpen the tools already used for design and adaptive management in the biodiversity sector. It provides: 1) an introduction…

Advancing Gender in the Environment: Gender in Fisheries—A Sea of Opportunities
Mar 08, 2019 · File

Advancing Gender in the Environment: Gender in Fisheries—A Sea of Opportunities

Produced by USAID’s Office of Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment (GenDev), USAID’s Office of Forestry and Biodiversity (FAB), and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), the guide provides an overview of the unique roles and contributions women make…

USAID Biodiversity Conservation and Forestry Programs, Fiscal Year 2017 Annual Report
Feb 18, 2019 · File

USAID Biodiversity Conservation and Forestry Programs, Fiscal Year 2017 Annual Report

USAID Biodiversity Conservation and Forestry Programs, Fiscal Year 2017 annual report.

Democracy, Human Rights and Governance and Biodiversity Conservation Linkages
Feb 08, 2019 · File

Democracy, Human Rights and Governance and Biodiversity Conservation Linkages

This document provides examples of how and where USAID has advanced democracy, rights, and governance (DRG) objectives—such as participation, inclusion, transparency, and accountability. USAID's approaches include promoting co-management approaches; tackling environmental crime and wildlife trafficking; strengthening the legal and judicial…

Integrating Food Security and Wild Caught Fisheries Management in USAID Programming
Sep 25, 2018 · File

Integrating Food Security and Wild Caught Fisheries Management in USAID Programming

Integrating Food Security and Wild Caught Fisheries Management in USAID Programming is an illustrative case example that demonstrates how two adaptive management programming tools—situation models and results chains—can help USAID staff and its partners to better design and implement activities…

Five Facts About Wild-Caught Fisheries & African Development
Sep 25, 2018 · File

Five Facts About Wild-Caught Fisheries & African Development

Infographic about Wild-Caught Fisheries & African Development

Integrating Ecosystem Values into Cost-Benefit Analysis: Recommendations for USAID and Practitioners
Aug 27, 2018 · File

Integrating Ecosystem Values into Cost-Benefit Analysis: Recommendations for USAID and Practitioners

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…

Partnership for the Conservation of Amazon Biodiversity Annual Report 2017
Aug 20, 2018 · File

Partnership for the Conservation of Amazon Biodiversity Annual Report 2017

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…

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