The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has been a strong supporter of Population, Health, and Environment (PHE) activities for over two decades and established a Population-Environment program to allocate funds for voluntary family planning and reproductive health care in areas where population growth threatens biodiversity or endangered species. In an effort to strengthen the evidence base about integrated programming, this report synthesizes the documentation around three distinct topics. First, it aims to improve program design by demonstrating the causal pathways between PHE projects and their stated goals. Second, it provides a synthesis of the indicators used by PHE programs to assess their biodiversity conservation impacts. And third, it summarizes major assumptions that underpin PHE activities. In addition, the report provides recommendations for improving biodiversity outcomes and monitoring for missions considering this integrated approach.
Source: ICF | Environmental Incentives