What do declining elephant populations & failed hand pumps have in common?

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More than you might think. The conservation and Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) sectors both face their share of challenges when it comes to sustainability. As the learning partner on the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded Sustainable WASH Systems Initiative (SWS), Environmental Incentives is bringing our experience in the conservation sector here in the… Read more »

Performance-Driven Conservation Embraced by New Federal Policies

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Two draft policies recently released by the US Fish & Wildlife Service, the draft Mitigation Policy and the draft Compensatory Mitigation Policy, elevate performance-driven conservation by endorsing programmatic mitigation that use credits and debits to ensure offsets achieve net benefit. Environmental Incentives and our partners are pleased to see the Department of Interior using our innovative work on… Read more »

Making Use of the Portfolio: Organizational Learning at USAID

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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 USAID begins to develop a Biodiversity Cross-Mission Learning Program under EI’s Measuring Impact project. The findings reported in this document can help inform the overall design and structure of the Learning Program and provide insight into possible challenges and best practices. This technical analysis was a key deliverable of EI’s Measuring Impact Project.