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File LAND & RURAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM ACTIVITY MONITORING AND EVALUATION PLAN (AMEP) by Portal Web Editor — last modified Apr 02, 2018 04:13 PM
The vision of LRDP is to contribute to shared and sustained peace and prosperity by addressing issues at the heart of the civil conflict. LRDP partners with the Government of Colombia (GOC) to better meet the needs of Colombian communities for land tenure security and rural development. Because the GOC is leading the implementation of activities under LRDP, it will be able to sustain and expand results achieved. In year two of LRDP implementation, the project team revised the AMEP to better reflect how it achieves results under USAID’s new government-led paradigm. The newly revised Activity Monitoring & Evaluation Plan (AMEP) provides a clear statement of the project design and results framework for good project management and for better communications about the project and its results. This executive summary of the AMEP provides the “what”, “why”, “how” and “so what” of LRDP in brief.
RSS Feed United States Department of Agriculture (USDA ) by Anna Woltman — last modified Mar 16, 2017 04:58 PM
USDA provides leadership on food, agriculture, natural resources, rural development, nutrition, and related issues based on public policy, the best available science, and effective management.
CSU helping to establish electricity in East Africa by Christin VanZant — last modified Oct 21, 2016 03:52 PM
CSU has assembled a team including engineering, agriculture, business, social science and economics to tackle more than just electrification, but electrification coupled with holistic development of these remote rural communities. CSU is engaging heavily in Rwanda to make these solutions a reality, including shared laboratory facilities and a cross-disciplinary R&D program.
File A Global Assessment of Community Based Natural Resources Management: Addressing the Critical Challenges of the Rural Sector by Sue Hoye — last modified Sep 05, 2019 11:42 PM
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 goods and services, and good governance.
File Nature, Wealth, Power 2.0: Leveraging Natural and Social Capital for Resilient Development by Sue Hoye — last modified Sep 05, 2019 11:42 PM
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 interest from different disciplines and regions from both practical and theoretical perspectives. The world context has changed since 2002, and development theory and practice have also evolved. Therefore, in 2012, USAID initiated an assessment and updating of the NWP framework. This second framework paper (NWP2) is targeted at practitioners involved in the design, implementation, and evaluation of natural resource–based rural development activities around the world, trying to make them more equitable, efficient, and effective. We also hope it will be useful to policy makers who are designing policies, laws, and administrative instruments to spur rural development. It does not claim to be a sure-fire recipe for success, but is an updated framework compiled from and consisting of best practices. Featured January, 2014.
File Shifting Cultivation, Gender and REDD+ in Cameroon and the Democratic Republic of Congo - Brief by Leif Kindberg — last modified Jan 10, 2016 06:30 PM
This report presents the findings of field studies on shifting cultivation in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Cameroon that the Forest Carbon, Markets and Communities (FCMC) Program commissioned. The field research was conducted in coordination with the Central African Program on the Environment (CARPE), a United States Agency for International Development (USAID) regional conservation and climate change program. Between November 2012 and March 2013, the study team spent 75 days in the DRC and Cameroon and conducted about 300 group or individual, semi-structured stakeholder interviews using a snowball sampling strategy in eight rural sites (Figure 2), as well as in Yaoundé, Cameroon, and Kinshasa, DRC. About half the interviews were conducted with women.
File Going, Going, Gone... The Illegal Trade in Wildlife in East and Southeast Asia by Radha Arunkumar — last modified Jun 11, 2015 12:02 AM
This publication was developed and produced by the Environment and Social Development Unit (EASES), of the East Asia and Pacific Region of the World Bank. The Environment, Rural and Social Development Units are partof the Environmentally and Socially
File Community-Based Resources Management Project Implementation Report - World Bank/Philippines by Radha Arunkumar — last modified Jun 11, 2015 12:15 AM
The Implementation Completion and Results Report for the Philippines Community-Based Resources Management Project that the World Bank financed from October 1998 to June 2007. The main project development objective was to reduce rural poverty and envi
File Commercialisation of Non-Timber Forest Products: What Determines Success? by Radha Arunkumar — last modified Jun 11, 2015 12:15 AM
Commercialisation of non-timber forest products (NTFPs) has been widely promoted as an approach to rural development in tropical forest areas. However, donor investments in the development of NTFP resources have often failed to deliver the expected benefi
File Executive Summary - Synergies of Nature, Wealth, and Power Lessons From USAID Natural Resource Management Investments In Senegal by Portal Web Editor — last modified Nov 10, 2014 11:08 PM
With the completion of the Wula Nafaa project, USAID-Senegal and its partners concluded a ten-year program of integrated natural resource management with wealth creation and good governance components—a successful demonstration of the relevance and effectiveness of the NWP development paradigm. With a range of successful applications in different ecological and cultural contexts, a significant and measurable impact on income generation at the household level, and an impressive net return on development investment, the USAID Wula Nafaa program contains many valuable lessons for implementation of integrated NRM programs in Senegal as well as for improving NRM and catalyzing sustainable rural development around the globe.
File Evidence of Payments for Ecosystem Services as a mechanism for supporting biodiversity conservation and rural livelihoods by Michael Colby — last modified Mar 23, 2015 03:57 PM
Abstract: Payments for Ecosystem Services (PES) represent a mechanism for promoting sustainable management of ecosystem services, and can also be useful for supporting rural development. However, few studies have demonstrated quantitatively the benefits for biodiversity and rural communities resulting from PES. In this paper we review four initiatives in Guatemala, Cambodia, and Tanzania that were designed to support the conservation of biodiversity through the use of community-based PES. Each case study documents the utility of PES for conserving biodiversity and enhancing rural livelihoods and, from these examples, we distill general lessons learned about the use of PES for conserving biodiversity and supporting poverty reduction in rural areas of tropical, developing countries.
File NATURE, WEALTH, & POWER 2.0: Leveraging Natural and Social Capital for Resilient Development (2013) by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 23, 2016 08:51 PM
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 interest from different disciplines and regions from both practical and theoretical perspectives. The world context has changed since 2002, and development theory and practice have also evolved. Therefore, in 2012, USAID initiated an assessment and updating of the NWP framework. This second framework paper (NWP2) is targeted at practitioners involved in the design, implementation, and evaluation of natural resource–based rural development activities around the world, trying to make them more equitable, efficient, and effective. We also hope it will be useful to policy makers who are designing policies, laws, and administrative instruments to spur rural development. It does not claim to be a sure-fire recipe for success, but is an updated framework compiled from and consisting of best practices. Featured January, 2014.
File Intersections of Youth & Food Security by Portal Web Editor — last modified Oct 21, 2013 11:45 PM
The purpose of this report is to provide guidance to USAID on how to best engage youth in global food security initiatives. USAID is a leader in addressing the root causes of food insecurity and providing solutions that improve agricultural activity, promote market development, prevent nutritional deficiencies, and promote rural growth. This work is in line with the Millennium Development Goal to half the amount of hungry individuals by 2015. However, much work is still needed in this field, as almost one billion individuals remain food insecure.
File The New Pastoral Development Paradigm: Engaging the Realities of Property Institutions and Livestock Mobility in Dryland Africa by Portal Web Editor — last modified Sep 29, 2013 03:11 PM
This article focuses on a less explored reason for the failure new understandings to slow or reverse the erosion of pastoral production systems. Livestock mobility, decentralization, and the common property resource management (CPRM) lie at the heart of the new pastoral development paradigm. Following years of state-sponsored assaults on community-managed resources with concomitant declines in livestock mobility in dryland Africa, the provision of decision-making authority to rural peoples and improvements in the management of commonly held resources (such as pastures) are seen as key for new strategies to maintain flexible access to pastures and livestock mobility. Using the case of the Sudano-Sahelian West Africa, I argue that the overly abstracted treatments of livestock mobility and common property management in policy and scholarly analysis contribute to the continued failure of pastoral development and range management.
New Agriculturist by Portal Web Editor — last modified Sep 05, 2013 10:53 PM
New Agriculturist, WRENmedia's on-line magazine on international agricultural issues, has become a key reference point for the research and development community. Established in 1998, New Agriculturist covers agricultural and rural development/livelihood issues, both policy and technical, relating specifically to developing countries.
COP17 Climate-smart agriculture trailer - ARDD 2011 by Portal Web Editor — last modified Nov 13, 2015 08:02 PM
Why is climate-smart agriculture important, and can it work? Watch this 3 minute trailer for an insight into what the challenges are, and where the solutions might lie. Originally produced to introduce the Learning Events section of Agriculture and Rural Development Day at the United Nations COP17 climate change conference in Durban, South Africa, Dec 2011.
File Comparative Economic Advantage in Agricultural Trade and Production in Malawi by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jun 14, 2013 12:14 PM
Agriculture, Natural Resources and Rural Enterprise, Office of Sustainable Development, Bureau for Africa, U.S. Agency for International Development, Technical Paper No. 93, September 1999
File Regional Agricultural Trade and Changing Comparative Advantage in South Africa by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jun 14, 2013 12:09 PM
Agriculture, Natural Resources and Rural Enterprise, Office of Sustainable Development, Bureau for Africa, U.S. Agency for International Development, Technical Paper No. 94, September 1999.
File Comparative Economic Advantage of Alternative Agricultural Production Options in Swaziland by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jun 13, 2013 07:52 PM
Agriculture, Natural Resources and Rural Enterprise, Office of Sustainable Development, Bureau for Africa, U.S. Agency for International Development, Technical Paper No. 103, December 1999.
File Comparative Economic Advantage of Alternative Agricultural Production Activities in Zambia by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jun 13, 2013 07:42 PM
Agriculture, Natural Resources and Rural Enterprise, Office of Sustainable Development, Bureau for Africa, U.S. Agency for International Development, Technical Paper No. 104, December 1999.
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