Environmental Incentives
Environmental Incentives


Climate Change, International, Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene

USAID Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene Finance II

Through USAID’s Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene Finance II (WASH-FIN 2) activity, EI is providing systematic knowledge management and stakeholder engagement to advance USAID's global thought... Read more

Climate Change, International

USAID Advancing Capacity for the Environment

Through USAID’s Advancing Capacity for the Environment (ACE) project Environmental Incentives is facilitating new knowledge generation and sharing to contribute to more effective and equitable environment and climate... Read more


USAID Resilience Learning Activity

The Resilience Learning Activity (RLA) supports USAID’s staff, offices, and partners in Ethiopia with learning, collaboration, and research to strengthen the resilience of households, communities, and... Read more

Men stand in a river


USAID Pacific American Fund

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... Read more


USAID Technical, Operational, and Program Support (TOPS)

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,... Read more

African Tulip in front of house

Municipal Water

Multi-Benefit Incentive Program Implementation in San Diego County

EI serves as an ongoing technical assistance provider, working to implement the Waterscape Rebate Program, develop and scale program infrastructure, and support new and existing partnerships between the County of San Diego and... Read more

a live coral reef being monitored


Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Support for the Walton Family Foundation

EI is serving as thinking-and-doing partners around monitoring, evaluation, and learning for the Walton Family Foundation's Environment Program. EI is supporting staff to ask targeted questions, manage information, evaluate performance,... Read more

River with rock formation and mangrove trees


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

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... Read more

Nteko, Uganda


USAID Economics of Natural Capital in East Africa

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... Read more

Woman standing near huts in Africa


USAID Program Cycle Mechanism

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... Read more

Chitwan National Park, Nepal.


USAID Measuring Impact II

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... Read more

view of wetland, farming and mountains and how everything collides


Mitigation Credit Agreements

We're developing the first-ever Mitigation Credit Agreements in the Mid-Sacramento Valley region. Once approved, it can act as an advance crediting mechanism to define robust and transparent methods to assess... Read more

waves crashing into the shore in Orange County

Municipal Water

Orange County Water Quality Improvement Plan

We are helping South Orange County define performance measures that support the implementation of their Water Quality Improvement Plan.... Read more


Municipal Water

Community-Based Public-Private Partnerships

We worked with Washington State to help local governments design and implement Community-Based Public-Private Partnerships in order to more effectively achieve stormwater and community... Read more

Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene

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

Bee pollinating a white flower


Pollinator Scorecard

The Rights-of-Way as Habitat Working Group created the Pollinator Scorecard to evaluate pollinator habitat and management practices on rights-of-way and other energy and transportation... Read more

Prospect Arts, Food for the Hungry

International, Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene

USAID Sharing Environment and Energy Knowledge

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

Studying sustainably farmed tomatoes in the Central Valley


Central Valley Resilience Initiative

The Central Valley Resilience Initiative seeks to establish an integrated landscape that supports wildlife habitat and high-quality agricultural land, while sustainably managing California's water... Read more



Pay for Performance for Western States

We're working with Partners for Western Conservation and state agencies from three western states to develop and test pay for performance contracts that incentivize conservation on working lands.... Read more

Analyzing the cost to benefit analysis of sustainable tourism

Municipal Water

Cost-Benefit Analysis

The Cost-Benefit Analysis evaluates implementation changes to achieve Bacteria Total Maximum Daily Loads, with greater benefits and at a lower cost, in the waterways of San Diego and Orange Counties.... Read more

three Mule Deer


Mule Deer Habitat Quantification Tool

We’re working with Colorado Parks and Wildlife to develop a Mule Deer Habitat Quantification Tool that will support mule deer conservation in the state.... Read more

sage grouse


Nevada Conservation Credit System

The Conservation Credit System (Credit System) is a pro-active solution to ensure impacts from human activities generate a net benefit for the sage-grouse species, while enabling human activities vital to... Read more

Nkuringo, Uganda


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

tahoe clarity demonstrated at sand harbor

Municipal Water

Lake Clarity Crediting Program For Lake Tahoe

The Lake Clarity Crediting Program For Lake Tahoe, formally adopted in 2011, measures the total amount of key pollutants entering the lake from urban stormwater and sets load reduction targets... Read more



Monarch Butterfly Habitat Exchange

We are working with EDF and Monarch Lab to develop the Monarch Habitat Quantification Tool (HQT), which will be a key feature of the Monarch Habitat Exchange. The HQT will... Read more

Colorado Delta Conservation Arenitas Paisaje


Colorado Delta Conservation Funding Framework

We developed the Colorado Delta Conservation Funding Framework to enable the Delta Partnership to scale and achieve the long-term financial and institutional sustainability necessary to support conservation success throughout the... Read more

Central Valley lettuce field


Central Valley Habitat Exchange

The Central Valley Habitat Exchange provides an efficient mechanism to protect and restore habitat for multiple species in the Central Valley by creating financial incentives for farmers and ranchers to... Read more