Pay for Performance Contract Mechanisms for Stormwater Management

  May 10, 2017

The technical memo describes approaches to using pay for performance contract mechanisms in stormwater management to link payment to the delivery of verified pollutant load reductions. Payments can create financial incentives to implement cost effective projects that reduce runoff and create opportunities for investors to finance stormwater projects.

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Pay for Success Strategies for Western States

  January 5, 2017

This technical memo defines multiple pay for success strategies that can be used to leverage public and private funds to achieve verified environmental outcomes. We also define the context in which each strategy is most likely to succeed at creating effective incentives to drive investment and performance.

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Making Use of the Portfolio: Organizational Learning at USAID

  August 25, 2016

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.

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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 involvement. Peer-reviewed and grey literature, structured interviews, and case studies informed the research, with highlights from six case studies in Peru, Madagascar, Namibia, Philippines, Kenya, and Indonesia.

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