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Conservation organizations have integrated family planning into site-based conservation activities in selected countries for almost two decades yet lacked strong evidence of the approach’s value to conservation. The aim of this analysis was to identify evidence of linkages between family planning interventions and conservation outcomes in conservation field projects. The analysis examined a portfolio of eight projects across six countries that had: primary end goals of conservation, been involved for at least three years in bringing family planning to local communities, and substantial amounts of monitoring and evaluation. WWF staff conducted semistructured interviews with field project managers about linkages between family planning interventions and conservation outcomes. WWF staff then solicited existing data from projects and synthesized evidence. Results indicate strong evidence for the earliest stages of several common assumption patterns, particularly in support of the assumption that family planning interventions implemented by conservation organizations lead to an increase in family planning use in the remote areas where these projects are implemented. Other linkages remained more tenuous.

Year: 2012

Source: Population Association of America

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    The ENGAGE presentation, “HoPE-LVB,” aims to improve individuals’ understanding of the HoPE-LVB project (Health of People and the Environment in the Lake Victoria Basin) and the population, health, and environment (PHE) approach. This process includes mobilizing political commitment and resources to strengthen this and other PHE projects. The presentation is designed to promote policy dialogue on the relationship between population, health, and environment; and the challenges faced by communities in the Lake Victoria Basin. Target policy audiences include government policymakers, civic and religious leaders, health and environment sector leaders, program officials, advocates, journalists, and others.

    Year: 2013

    Source: Population Reference Bureau

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      An overview video of the HoPE-LVB project, implemented by Pathfinder International in the Lake Victoria Basin region of Uganda and Kenya.

      Year: 2014

      Source: Pathfinder International

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        Multimedia overview of the HoPE-LVB project, which was a PHE project implemented by Pathfinder International from 2011–2019 in the Lake Victoria basin region of Kenya and Uganda.

        Year: 2019

        Source: Pathfinder International

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          This publication explores experience from phase one (2011-2014) of the HoPE-LVB project, and offers considerations for implementing a scalable, integrated PHE project.

          Year: 2015

          Source: Pathfinder International

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            This HoPE-LVB advocacy documentary produced by DevCom consultants explains the steps taken to achieve project outcomes from local, sub-national, national, regional, and global advocacy.

            Year: 2015

            Source: Pathfinder International

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              This brief discusses the Health of People and Environment—Lake Victoria Basin (HoPE–LVB) project’s experience with advocacy in Homa Bay County, Kenya, and offers lessons for other implementers on how to lay the groundwork to sustain integrated PHE projects at the sub-national level.

              Year: 2016

              Source: Pathfinder International

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                While the importance of pursuing integrated population, health and environment (PHE) approaches and ensuring their sustainable expansion to regional and national levels have been widely affirmed in the development field, little practical experience and evidence exist about how this can be accomplished. This paper lays out the systematic approach to scale up developed by ExpandNet and subsequently illustrates its application in the Health of People and Environment in the Lake Victoria Basin (HoPE-LVB) project, which is an integrated PHE project implemented in Uganda and Kenya from 2012–2017. Results demonstrate not only the perceived relevance of pursuing integrated development approaches by stakeholders but also the fundamental value of systematically designing and implementing the project with focused attention to scale up, as well as the challenges involved in operationalizing commitment to integration among bureaucratic agencies deeply grounded in vertical departmental approaches.

                Year: 2018

                Source: Social Sciences

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                  Population, health and environment (PHE) projects are an increasingly popular strategy for addressing lack of access to healthcare and livelihood opportunities in settings with threats to biodiversity loss. PHE projects integrate services and messaging from different development sectors, including health (particularly family planning), conservation and livelihoods. However, a question remains: do such projects produce value-added outcomes; that is, synergistic effects as a result of integration across sectors? Using qualitative data to explore value-added outcomes resulting from a PHE project serving communities along Lake Victoria in Kenya and Uganda, this study explores several theories about why this integrated project may be generating value-added outcomes, including changes in established gender roles, as well as substitution of time and investment of new income into sustainable livelihood activities, particularly among women. Integration led to several value-added benefits, particularly for women, although long-term sustainability of project outcomes remains a key concern.

                  Year: 2018

                  Source: Environmental Conservation

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                    This evaluation examines the evidence on the effectiveness and scalability of the Health of the People and Environment in the Lake Victoria Basin (HoPE-LVB) model of integrated population, health, and environment (PHE) community development in Kenya and Uganda. The project aimed to increase access to sexual and reproductive health services and improve maternal and child health care practices while reducing threats to biodiversity conservation in project communities. It also aimed to scale up the PHE model at the local, national, and regional levels through institutionalizing PHE in government development planning. This report suggests several ways in which enhanced coordination and resources shared among stakeholders at different scales could improve project outcomes in situ. A focus on advocacy and project development at regional and national levels is recommended for successful PHE scale-up.

                    Year: 2018

                    Source: Global Health Program Cycle Improvement Project

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