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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Stakeholder Engagement for Biodiversity Conservation Goals: Assessing the Status of the Evidence


Learning how to communicate and work with different groups builds constituencies to support conservation aims. This publication is an analysis of the evaluation of 148 references, selected through a rigorous systematic review process, to identify key lessons for stakeholder engagement. This USAID Biodiversity Technical Brief describes and summarizes the analysis. This short brief and a longer research paper were deliverables of the EI’s Measuring Impact Project.

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