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

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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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

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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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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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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A Foundation’s Perspective on Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning

  May 27, 2021     


Welcome to the second installment in our MEL Blog Series. Revisit our... Read more » Continue Reading
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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, and make more informed decisions to guide adaptive management of initiatives and investments.

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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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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

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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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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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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

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What are collective action approaches anyway?

  November 20, 2019     


By Laura R. Brunson (Millennium Water Alliance), Shawn Peabody (Environmental Incentives), Daniel... 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

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

  November 5, 2019

Environmental Incentives (EI) ha ganado el “Contrato de Servicios de Apoyo al... 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

  

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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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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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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Getting Women in the Room: Lessons in Gender and WASH

  October 30, 2018

What does it mean for a project to be “sustainable”? Most fundamentally,... Read more » Continue Reading

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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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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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Sitka Technology Group Partner Spotlight

  March 5, 2018

Sitka Technology Group is a leading software development provider with decades of… Read more »

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Nevada Conservation Credit System Improvement Recommendations Report

  December 22, 2017

Key to the long-term success of a conservation program is the adoption of well-supported improvements to the program. Improvements can ensure policies, procedures, and tools continue to support the program’s goals and objectives. The Nevada Conservation Credit System undergoes an annual process to evaluate successes and potential improvements. This report synthesizes the recommended improvements, along with the achievement and challenges of the program, and was adopted by the Sagebrush Ecosystem Council in December, 2016.

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Sustainable WASH Systems Learning Partnership Fact Sheet

  November 22, 2017

The Sustainable WASH Systems Learning Partnership (SWS) is a global U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) cooperative agreement with the University of Colorado Boulder (UCB) and a consortium of nine partners. It is aimed at developing, demonstrating, learning about, and sharing evidence on systems change approaches in order to improve the sustainability of WASH services and to demonstrate the ways in which such approaches can be incorporated effectively into future WASH sector activities. As the learning partner, Environmental Incentives supports consortium members to test systems-strengthening actions.

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What Do Declining Elephant Populations & Failed Hand Pumps Have in Common?

  August 28, 2017     


More than you might think. The conservation and Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH)… 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
The Black Footed Ferret is one of approximately 1,200 animals listed as endangered or threatened by the US Fish and Wildlife Service.

Performance-Driven Conservation Embraced by New Federal Policies

  October 21, 2016

Two draft policies recently released by the US Fish & Wildlife Service,… 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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Tahoe – Lake Clarity Crediting Program Version 2.0

  August 26, 2015

The Lake Clarity Crediting Program represents the foundation of Environmental Incentives’ performance… Read more »

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Chad Praul

  July 20, 2016

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Liz Lauck

  July 25, 2016

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Sustainable WASH Systems Learning Partnership

  November 30, 2017

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 of the sector overall.

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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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Brittany Ajroud

  November 29, 2016

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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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Erik Anderson

  July 20, 2016

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Jenny Baca, Ph.D.

  April 30, 2020

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Mule Deer Habitat Quantification Tool

  August 20, 2019

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.

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Jared Berenter

  September 29, 2021

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Melissa Bevins

  July 8, 2020

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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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Nav Bhattarai

  September 29, 2021

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Gabrielle Boutemy

  December 9, 2020

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Lake Tahoe TMDL Management System Handbook

  August 24, 2016

Describes the adaptive management system implemented by the Lahontan Water Board and NDEP to guide successful implementation of the Lake Tahoe TMDL Program.

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Anne Boyle

  March 12, 2021

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Nevada Conservation Credit System User’s Guide v1.1

  August 24, 2016

The User’s Guide describes the detailed steps necessary to calculate credits and credit obligations for credit and debit sites, respectively, for the Nevada Conservation Credit System.

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  April 18, 2022

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Megan Chery

  June 18, 2019

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Yair Cohenca

  February 15, 2021

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Marzia Faraz

  January 11, 2022

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Kathleen Flower, Ph.D.

  September 27, 2017

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Amy Gambrill

  July 25, 2016

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Samuel Gerstin

  July 20, 2021

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  January 18, 2022

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Jacob Gray

  June 16, 2021

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  October 27, 2021

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  April 1, 2019

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Shelly Hicks

  July 25, 2016

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Takah Kapikinyu

  March 8, 2021

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  April 5, 2022

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Kyia Leeper

  June 21, 2021

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Meegan March

  July 20, 2021

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Kamweti Mutu

  December 8, 2020

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Tiffany Myers

  August 27, 2021

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Linda Nico

  September 9, 2020

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Shawn Peabody

  July 25, 2016

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Emma Perez

  October 8, 2020

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  February 14, 2022

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  January 27, 2022

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Jessica Reilly

  September 14, 2020

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Katie Riley

  July 20, 2016

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  January 11, 2022

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  April 18, 2022

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