Environmental Incentives
Environmental Incentives


improving conservation investments around the world

Our Approach

With many millions of dollars invested in biodiversity programming each year, many projects are not realizing their intended effects. In many cases the vast pool of expertise, insights and lessons learned are not being fully leveraged to improve conservation effectiveness around the world. As a result the international community is calling for more results-based management and accountability, and a system to support learning and processes for adaptive management. Environmental Incentives is working with our international partners to implement a performance-driven approach that makes investments in conservation more effective.

Innovative Design

Our innovative approach to program design emphasizes the development of monitoring, evaluation, and learning plans. We work closely with stakeholders throughout the program design process, facilitating engagement and catering solutions that work for our clients.

Measuring Results

Charting progress towards clearly defined environmental goals is a cornerstone of effective biodiversity programming. We deliver customizable tools to help institutions define indicators of success, measure biodiversity targets and better understand progress. This drives program effectiveness and allows institutions to allocate resources for efficiently.

Systematic Learning & Adapting

As biodiversity programs are implemented, information, data and knowledge is generated. We work with government staff, policymakers and researchers to develop systematic approaches to collect and learn from this data. This enables programs to adapt to changing circumstances.

Featured Projects

USAID Measuring Impact

Measuring Impact (MI) aims to increase USAID’s capacity to design, monitor, evaluate, and improve the impact of biodiversity conservation and natural resource management programs around the... Read more

Sustainable WASH Systems Learning Partnership

The Sustainable WASH Systems Learning Partnership seeks to improve the sustainability of USAID investments in water, sanitation, and hygiene services and share successful systems change approaches that will improve sustainability... Read more

News & Insights

Talk to Our Experts

Liz Lauck
Partner, International Practice Lead

Tess Present, Ph.D.
Senior Associate

Shelly Hicks
Senior Project Design and Planning Specialist

Caroline Cook
Deputy Chief of Party, Measuring Impact