Reflections on COP27

  December 1, 2022     


Last month, three Environmental Incentives (EI) team members, Jeremy Sokulsky, Amy Gambrill,... Read more » Continue Reading

EI Joins Tetra Tech on USAID’s WASH-FIN 2

  November 29, 2022

Photo by Bimala Rai Colavito for iDE. Environmental Incentives (EI) is happy... Read more » Continue Reading

Leading by Listening: How Outside Facilitation Can Support Strategy Development

  October 6, 2022     


Strategy development is standard procedure in international development, but without intentional planning... Read more » Continue Reading

EI Proudly Endorses the Principles for Locally Led Adaptation

  September 22, 2022     


At Environmental Incentives, our organizational purpose is to create the conditions for... Read more » Continue Reading
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USAID Seeks Public Comment on Draft Beneficiary Feedback Guidance

  September 19, 2022

Photo by Jason Houston for USAID. USAID is seeking external feedback on... Read more » Continue Reading

Protecting Natural Capital in East Africa: From Evidence to Action

  August 24, 2022     


East Africa’s iconic landscapes, and the communities that depend on them, are... Read more » Continue Reading

5 Minutes With Jenny Baca

  August 16, 2022

We sat down for five minutes with Jenny Baca who serves as a... Read more » Continue Reading

EI Joins LINC on USAID’s Resilience Platform in Ethiopia

  August 11, 2022

Woliso, Ethiopia. Photo by Maheder Haileselassie. We are pleased to share that... Read more » Continue Reading

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USAID Pacific American Fund

  August 3, 2022

Through USAID/Philippines’ Pacific American Fund EI is working to improve the quality of life in the Pacific Islands by increasing resilience to climate change and disasters, facilitating sustainable market-driven economic growth, extending access to quality health care and education, and advancing democratic governance.

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EI Joins DAI on USAID’s Advancing Capacity for the Environment

  July 25, 2022

Brick Factory in Narayanganj, Bangladesh. Photo by Joy Saha. Environmental Incentives has... Read more » Continue Reading

Regional Collaboration Key for Climate Resilience in Latin America and the Caribbean

  July 14, 2022

Children play in Bayahibe, Dominican Republic Many Latin American nations are on... Read more » Continue Reading

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In Good Company: Learning from Private-Sector Engagement in Latin America and the Caribbean

  July 12, 2022     


In the southern Mexican state of Jalisco, several agro-industrial companies have a... Read more » Continue Reading

Ripple Effects: Strengthening Water Fund Sustainability in the Andean Region

  May 3, 2022     


In the misty forests of Colombia’s Andes Mountain region, the world seems... Read more » Continue Reading

Getting to Work on Climate

  April 22, 2022     


Earth Day holds special significance for us at Environmental Incentives. It not... Read more » Continue Reading

Request for Proposal – Latin America and the Caribbean Environmental Support Services Contract Video Production

  April 1, 2022

Photo by Lissett Medrano for EI. The Latin America and the Caribbean... Read more » Continue Reading

From Knowing To Doing: Building Skills to Improve Evidence Use

  March 24, 2022

The conservation sector is flush with information, but at times faces a... Read more » Continue Reading

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5 Minutes With Takah Kapikinyu

  February 2, 2022

We sat down for five minutes with Takah Kapikinyu who serves as... Read more » Continue Reading

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Together for Our Planet: Reflections on COP26

  December 8, 2021     


The View from Inside Four members of EI’s team, Shelly Hicks, Liz... Read more » Continue Reading

EI Joins CDM Smith on USAID’s Global Architect-Engineer Infrastructure Services III IDIQ

  November 11, 2021

Photo by USAID Energy We are happy to announce that Environmental Incentives will be joining... Read more » Continue Reading

Five Lessons on Learning from the Sustainable WASH Systems Learning Partnership

  November 1, 2021     


In 2016 a global consortium of eight organizations representing academia, the private... Read more » Continue Reading

Environmental Incentives to Attend COP26

  October 28, 2021

Photo by Nathan Chesterman We are pleased to share that that Liz... Read more » Continue Reading

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Climatelinks Receives 2021 WebAward

  September 22, 2021

We’re pleased to share that Climatelinks, USAID’s global knowledge portal for climate... Read more » Continue Reading

USAID Technical, Operational, and Program Support (TOPS)

  September 9, 2021

EI is a partner to EnCompass LLC on the five-year, USAID-funded Technical, Operational, and Program Support (TOPS) institutional support contract for USAID’s Bureau for Development, Democracy, and Innovation (DDI). EI brings best-in-class technical assistance to USAID’s Center for Environment, Energy, and Infrastructure (EEI), the Environmental and Social Risk Management Office, and the Agency Environmental Coordinator in the areas of climate, environment, energy, and infrastructure.  

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Meeting the Climate Change Imperative

  September 7, 2021     


When the global crisis is local Over the past weeks the headlines... Read more » Continue Reading
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EI Joins EnCompass on USAID’s TOPS

  July 27, 2021

Photo by USAID Energy We are pleased to share we will be... Read more » Continue Reading

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5 Minutes With Maria Abragan

  June 23, 2021

We sat down for five minutes with Maria Celes Abragan who supports... Read more » Continue Reading

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USAID/ESC Announces Virtual Climate Change Symposium

  June 10, 2021

Photo by Kadir van Lohuizen for NOOR. U.S Embassy Guyana | June... Read more » Continue Reading

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Beyond Bean Counting: Insights from Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Frameworks

  April 27, 2021     


Welcome to the first installment of our MEL Blog Series. Learn more... Read more » Continue Reading
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How Can We Address Mismatches in Conservation Research and Practice?

  April 7, 2021     


This blog, coauthored by Natalie Dubois and Rebecca Jarvis, originally appeared on... Read more » Continue Reading
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Linking Knowledge Management to Environmental Solutions

  February 19, 2021     


When I talk about my passion for protecting the environment, I'm often... Read more » Continue Reading
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Environmental Incentives Joins Banyan Global on USAID’s EVAL-ME II IDIQ

  February 5, 2021

Photo by Tanya Martineau, Prospect Arts, Food for the Hungry, for USAID.... Read more » Continue Reading

Ms. Annette Kenganzi and Ms. Justine Namara at an Inception Workshop in Uganda.

Natural Capital and Stakeholder Engagement: The Unlikely Keys for Collective Management and Conservation in East Africa 

  December 2, 2020     


Stakeholder Engagement—at a Distance Bringing together diverse stakeholders is never simple, and doing so during a global public health crisis... Read more » Continue Reading
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New Paper Highlights Lessons Learned from Locally Managed Marine Area in Madagascar

  November 2, 2020

Traditional fishermen on Madagascar's west coast near Andavadoaka. Photo by Shawn Peabody... Read more » Continue Reading

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USAID Bureau for Latin America and the Caribbean Environment Support Services Contract

  September 30, 2020

EI, in partnership with ICF, is providing a suite of demand-driven technical and logistical services to the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Bureau for Latin America and the Caribbean Office of Regional Sustainable Development through the LAC Environment Support Services Contract (LAC-ESSC).

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USAID Economics of Natural Capital in East Africa

  September 29, 2020

Through USAID’s Economics of Natural Capital in East Africa contract, EI and partners aim to strengthen the East African Community’s regional policy dialogue by improving the evidence base on transboundary natural resource management and biodiversity conservation.

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USAID Measuring Impact Conservation Enterprise Retrospective

Economics of Natural Capital in East Africa Fact Sheet

  

The Economics of Natural Capital in East Africa Fact Sheet highlights the… Read more »

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Environmental Incentives Awarded USAID’s Program Cycle Mechanism

  August 5, 2020

Photo: Morgana Wingard, USAID Environmental Incentives (EI) has been awarded the Program Cycle Mechanism (PCM) by the... Read more » Continue Reading

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USAID Program Cycle Mechanism

  August 4, 2020

PCM supports the efforts of USAID’s Bureau for Policy, Planning, and Learning (PPL) to cohesively implement the Program Cycle and encourage adaptive management across the Agency and its programs.

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Environmental Incentives Awarded USAID’s Economics of Natural Capital in East Africa Contract

  April 13, 2020

Photo: Jason Houston for USAID Environmental Incentives (EI) has been awarded the... Read more » Continue Reading

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Continuing Our Mission During COVID-19

  March 30, 2020

Friends,  First, on behalf of all of us at Environmental Incentives, we... Read more » Continue Reading

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New Paper Looks at How Practitioners Can Strengthen Decision-Making in Conservation Practice

  December 5, 2019

Environmental Incentives Senior Research Specialist Natalie Dubois co-authored a paper published today in the... Read more » Continue Reading

USAID HA ADJUDICADO A ENVIRONMENTAL INCENTIVES EL CONTRATO DE SERVICIOS DE APOYO AL MEDIO AMBIENTE PARA AMÉRICA LATINA Y EL CARIBE

Environmental Incentives Awarded USAID’s Latin America and the Caribbean Environment Support Services Contract

  November 5, 2019

Environmental Incentives (EI) has been awarded the USAID Bureau for Latin America... Read more » Continue Reading

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5 Minutes with Kelsey Schueler

  July 31, 2019

We sat down for five minutes with Kelsey Schueler, a Senior Associate... Read more » Continue Reading

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How Can Managing a Website Improve the Environment?

  May 29, 2019     


I grew up in a small town in New Mexico—a mountain getaway... Read more » Continue Reading

New Paper Supports the Use of Evidence in Conservation

  April 15, 2019

Environmental Incentives is pleased to announce a new paper, “Defining and using... Read more » Continue Reading

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Las Islas Encantadas

  March 20, 2019

For centuries, sailors and whalers called the Galápagos Islands "Las Islas Encantadas"... Read more » Continue Reading

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USAID Recognized for Evidence Excellence

  February 4, 2019     


We are thrilled to learn that the United States Agency for International... Read more » Continue Reading
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5 Minutes with Brittany Ajroud

  January 17, 2019

We sat down for five minutes with Brittany Ajroud, who is a Senior... Read more » Continue Reading

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USAID Measuring Impact II

  November 13, 2018

Measuring Impact II (MI2) will support USAID thought leaders, mission staff, and Washington bureaus to apply evidence-based adaptive management across USAID’s $265 million annual biodiversity portfolio.

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Measuring Impact Final Report

  November 8, 2018

The Measuring Impact (MI) Final Report highlights six years of designing and… Read more »

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Seeing the Forest for the Trees: Supporting & Improving Adaptive Management in Mozambique

  October 11, 2018     


What does it really mean to collaborate, learn, and adapt? How can... Read more » Continue Reading
USAID Measuring Impact Conservation Enterprise Retrospective

Environmental Incentives Awarded USAID Measuring Impact II

  September 13, 2018

Photo by Jason Houston for USAID Environmental Incentives has been awarded the... Read more » Continue Reading

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Lessons from 6 Years of Learning & Adapting with USAID

  August 20, 2018     


Change management. Increased effectiveness. Continuous Learning. These are the themes that animate... Read more » Continue Reading
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Environmental Incentives Awarded USAID Sharing Environment & Energy Knowledge Project (SEEK)

  August 9, 2018

Photo by DIVatUSAID Environmental Incentives has been awarded the five-year Sharing Environment &... Read more » Continue Reading

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The Nature of Conservation Enterprises: A 20-year Retrospective Evaluation

  July 11, 2018

USAID’s “The Nature of Conservation Enterprises: A 20-year retrospective evaluation of the… Read more »

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Without Evidence, Conservation is a Guessing Game

  July 10, 2018     


We make decisions every day. We like to think that we use... Read more » Continue Reading
Evidence in Action

Evidence in Action, Unit 4: Building the Evidence Base

  June 6, 2018

Evidence in Action, Unit 4: Building the Evidence Base highlights ways in… Read more »

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Evidence in Action, Unit 3: Generating Evidence

  

Evidence in Action Unit 3: Generating Evidence identifies Program Cycle processes that… Read more »

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Evidence in Action, Unit 2: Using Evidence

  

Evidence in Action, Unit 2:Using Evidence focuses on the critical review and… Read more »

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Evidence in Action, Unit 1: Understanding an Evidence-Based Approach

Evidence in Action, Unit 1: Understanding an Evidence-Based Approach

  

Evidence in Action-Unit 1: Using an Evidence-Based Approach provides an introduction to… Read more »

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Kathleen Flower, Environmental Incentives' newest Senior Associate

International Conservation Practice Welcomes Kathleen Flower, Senior Associate

  November 30, 2017     


The International Conservation practice is thrilled to welcome Kathleen Flower, joining the… Read more »

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How Do You Know Adaptive Management When You See It?

  February 23, 2017     


Environmental policies and programs that lack the ability to demonstrate results are... Read more » Continue Reading
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USAID Releases Biodiversity Cross-Mission Learning Program Video

  December 14, 2016

We are proud to announce USAID’s new video called The Biodiversity Cross-Mission… Read more »

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Environmental Incentives wins USAID Video Contest

  May 20, 2016

On October 1, 2015, the video storyboard entry by Environmental Incentives (EI)… Read more »

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Liz Lauck

  July 25, 2016

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USAID Sharing Environment and Energy Knowledge

  November 30, 2018

Sharing Environment and Energy Knowledge (SEEK) aims to strengthen USAID’s capacity for greater efficiency, learning, and adaptive management.

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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 the 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.

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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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Dan Austell

  February 14, 2022

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Stakeholder engagement for biodiversity Conservation goals

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

  August 25, 2016

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. The report outlines key findings, including critical factors for both externally driven processes and self-organized stakeholder actions. This short brief and a longer research paper were deliverables of the Measuring Impact Project.

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Jenny Baca

Jenny Baca, Ph.D.

  April 30, 2020

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Fishing for Food Security: Importance of Wild Fisheries for Food Security and Nutrition

  August 25, 2016

USAID’s Fisheries 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, Senegal, Malawi, Kenya, Ghana, Bangladesh, Tanzania, Mozambique, and Liberia. The Briefing Book is a key deliverable of USAID’s Food Security Integration Working Group. It was also a deliverable of the Measuring Impact project.

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Claudia Benavides

  November 7, 2022

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Measuring Efforts to Combat Wildlife Crime

Measuring Efforts to Combat Wildlife Crime: A Toolkit for Improving Action and Accountability

  August 25, 2016

Developed for any organization concerned with poaching and illegal wildlife trade, USAID’s Combating Wildlife Crime toolkit recommends indicators for monitoring progress and effectiveness of 10 major strategic approaches for combating wildlife crime. A situation model and theory of change diagrams are included, both as tools used to identify where monitoring is needed most, and as useful resources for host government, implementing partners and donors engaged in program design and proposal review. This Toolkit is a deliverable of the Measuring Impact project.

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Jared Berenter

  September 29, 2021

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USAID Measuring Impact

  June 27, 2016

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 world.

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Melissa Bevins

Melissa Bevins

  July 8, 2020

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Nav Bhattarai

  September 29, 2021

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Gabrielle Boutemy

Gabrielle Boutemy

  December 9, 2020

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Tyler Breen

  April 18, 2022

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Akugizibwe Byenkya (Tina) Chetna Chandrasekaran

Chetna Chandrasekaran

  November 22, 2017

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Yair Cohenca

Yair Cohenca

  February 15, 2021

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Shaina Craige

  November 7, 2022

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Maria Di Fuccia

Maria DiFuccia

  July 20, 2021

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Katherine Doyle

Katherine Doyle

  February 15, 2021

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Natalie Kathleen Flower, Ph.D.

Kathleen Flower, Ph.D.

  September 27, 2017

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Amy-Gambrill

Amy Gambrill

  July 25, 2016

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Sam Gerstin

Samuel Gerstin

  July 20, 2021

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Joe Grange

  January 18, 2022

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Jacob Gray

Jacob Gray

  June 16, 2021

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Matt Griffith

  October 27, 2021

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