Multilateral development bank (MDB) development services can benefit from incorporating a more systematic approach to managing ecosystems in their strategic priority setting, analytical advisory servi
In the 1980s, Thailand’s government, initially supported by the World Bank, focused on a single ecosystem service—aquaculture—to supply a growing frozen shrimp export industry.
How Multilateral Development Banks Can Strengthen Development by Using Ecosystem Services
This report identifies entry points for mainstreaming ecosystem services in Multilateral Development Banks' (MDBs’) core operations and describes a portfolio of tools to help. It also presents a range of policy options that MDBs can help country partners implement to sustain critical...
The New Ventures directors answer questions about what small, sustainable companies can do to boost local economies and protect the environment.
How Spatial Analysis Can Benefit Wetlands and Reduce Poverty in Uganda
Drawing on Uganda’s rich baseline of wetland data and poverty mapping, this report provides a detailed examination of the links between ecosystem services and the location of poor communities and presents practical lessons for policy-makers across government.
The Role of Sustainable Development Policies and Measures in REDD
This report looks beyond quantifying emissions reductions at a more flexible approach for recognizing mitigation actions being taken by developing countries in the forest sector. This approach ensures that countries with high historical emissions are not necessarily favored for support, and it...
The Government of Ecuador recently announced that it is pursuing efforts to leave the oil under Yasuni National Park untapped to protect the rainforest, its species and its inhabitants.
An Environmentalist’s Responsibility
This policy brief provides natural resource policy makers and practitioners with an approach for evaluating how their policies and projects can support the emergence and consolidation of local democracy.
In this interview, Crispino Lobo of the Watershed Organization Trust talks about how rural villages can escape poverty by managing their land sustainably.
This periodic working paper series presents new research on democratic decentralization and legislative representation concerning the management, control, and use of natural resources. The objective is to provide researches working at the intersection fo governance and natural resource...