Environmental Incentives
Environmental Incentives


improving environment and development outcomes around the world

Our Approach

Despite millions of dollars invested in international development and environment 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 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 works with international partners and governments to implement a performance-driven approach that makes investments in the environment and development more effective.

Nepal board environmental meeting
Photo by Jason Houston for USAID

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.

boats docked in the Philippines
Photo by Jason Houston for USAID

Measuring Results

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

providing sustainable drinking water to a remote village

Adaptive Management and Learning

Throughout program implementation, information, data, and knowledge are generated. We work with development organizations, national and local government staff, service providers, and researchers to develop systematic approaches to collect and learn from this data. This enables programs to adapt to changing circumstances.

Featured Projects

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

Prospect Arts, Food for the Hungry

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

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Liz Lauck

Liz Lauck


Shelly Hicks
Chief of Party, Measuring Impact II

Kathleen Flower, Ph.D.

Kathleen Flower, Ph.D.
Director, Africa Portfolio