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USAID Biodiversity Policy
Sep 18, 2016 · File

USAID Biodiversity Policy

USAID’s Biodiversity Policy builds on the Agency’s long history of conserving a global biological heritage for future generations and reflects on the recognition of the essential role that healthy natural systems play in advancing resilient societies and ending extreme poverty.…

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…

Final Report: Biodiversity Understanding in Infrastructure and Landscape Development PDF
Aug 05, 2016 · File

Final Report: Biodiversity Understanding in Infrastructure and Landscape Development PDF

The overall goal of CSF’s BUILD program was to encourage and support the development of ecologically sound, economically efficient and socially equitable infrastructure policies and investment decisions. Recognizing the economic, institutional, cultural and legal barriers to the adoption of biodiversity-friendly…

IMPACT Newsletter June 7, 2016
Jun 08, 2016 · News Item

IMPACT Newsletter June 7, 2016

by USAID Land Team Guest — Jun 08, 2016 04:02 PM

Around the world, 125 million people are affected each year by conflict or natural disaster. And humanitarian crises are on the rise: More people were displaced in 2015 than any other year on record. In 2015, the U.S. Government provided…

The Future Electricity Grid: Key Questions and Considerations for Developing Countries
May 25, 2016 · File

The Future Electricity Grid: Key Questions and Considerations for Developing Countries

This report focuses on developments in the electricity sectors of four developing countries— Brazil, China, India, and Kyrgyzstan, and two developed countries—Germany and the United States. It also provides an overview of the pace of key global trends based on…

Guidelines for Learning and Applying the Natural Resource Governance Tool (NRGT) in Landscapes and Seascapes
May 18, 2016 · File

Guidelines for Learning and Applying the Natural Resource Governance Tool (NRGT) in Landscapes and Seascapes

This guide, which has been tested in eleven landscapes, provides one approach to identifying the most important groups with rights to manage natural resources within a landscape or seascape, characterizing a small set of factors believed to be essential elements…

SCAPES Learning Program Assessment
May 18, 2016 · File

SCAPES Learning Program Assessment

In March 2014, Adult Learning Specialist Meredith Ferris from the Environmental Learning, Communication and Outreach (ECO) project was asked to partner with USAID and SCAPES to conduct a SCAPES learning assessment. The purpose of this assessment was to understand the…

SCAPES Landscape Profile: The Greater Madidi-Tambopata Landscape
Apr 20, 2016 · File

SCAPES Landscape Profile: The Greater Madidi-Tambopata Landscape

The Greater Madidi-Tambopata landscape was one of nine transboundary landscape-scale efforts under USAID’s Sustainable Conservation Approaches in Priority Ecosystems (SCAPES) project. In this landscape, the project focused on five protected areas and six indigenous communities in Bolivia and Peru. By…

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,…

Pave the Impenetrable? An Economic Analysis of Potential Ikumba - Ruhija Road Alternatives in and Around Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable National Park: CSF Technical Series No. 35 | April 2015
Mar 27, 2016 · File

Pave the Impenetrable? An Economic Analysis of Potential Ikumba - Ruhija Road Alternatives in and Around Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable National Park: CSF Technical Series No. 35 | April 2015

In July 2012, the Ugandan government’s Uganda National Road Authority (UNRA) advertised the opportunity to design and construct 1,900 km of strategic roads in the country. One of these roads is the “Lot E.3: Hamurwa-Karere-Kanungu/Bulema-Buhoma-Butogota-Hamayan- ja-Ifasha-Ikumba” road project (UNRA, 2012),…

Guidelines for Conducting Economic Analysis of Environmental Impacts in Uganda
Mar 27, 2016 · File

Guidelines for Conducting Economic Analysis of Environmental Impacts in Uganda

The Government of Uganda with support from the Conservation Strategy Fund (CSF) through the National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) has developed these guidelines for economic analysis of environmental impacts as a step forward in the process of environmental impact assessments…

Moving towards Greener Infrastructure: Innovative Legal Solutions to Common Challenges: CSF Discussion Paper - Number 6 April 2014
Mar 27, 2016 · File

Moving towards Greener Infrastructure: Innovative Legal Solutions to Common Challenges: CSF Discussion Paper - Number 6 April 2014

This report seeks to identify opportunities for the application of effective and innovative legal tools designed to reconcile infrastructure, conservation, and gender concerns. The report takes as its point of departure, the relevant regulatory structures and policies in Brazil, Peru,…

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…

CSF BUILD Smart Infrastructure Infographic
Mar 27, 2016 · File

CSF BUILD Smart Infrastructure Infographic

Energy and transportation infrastructure are essential backbones of economic development, and increase access to healthcare, education and other services. However, traditional large-scale infrastructure projects also flood, fragment and induce conversion of ecosystems, resulting in the loss of biodiversity and other…

CSF Smart Infrastructure Summary
Mar 26, 2016 · File

CSF Smart Infrastructure Summary

Energy and transportation infrastructure are essential backbones of economic development, augmenting competitiveness of economic activities and increasing access to healthcare, education and other services. However, traditional large-scale energy & transportation infrastructure also ood, fragment and induce conversion of ecosystems, resulting…

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…

BUILD Year 2 Annual Report: October 1, 2012 – September 30, 2013
Mar 26, 2016 · File

BUILD Year 2 Annual Report: October 1, 2012 – September 30, 2013

Between October 1, 2012 and September 30, 2013, Conservation Strategy Fund (CSF) and partners implemented the second year of the USAID program: Biodiversity Understanding in Infrastructure and Landscape Development (BUILD). The program aims to harmonize the development of infrastructure with…

Measuring Impact - Making Use of the Portfolio: Organizational Learning at USAID
Feb 18, 2016 · File

Measuring Impact - Making Use of the Portfolio: Organizational Learning at USAID

This technical analysis explores previous and ongoing social learning efforts, best practices, challenges, and lessons in USAID as a foundation for improving the implementation and design of the Agency’s forestry and biodiversity programs. This analysis is particularly relevant as the…

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