Mainstreaming impact evaluation in nature conservation

Baylis Kathy, Honey-Rosés Jordi, Börner Jan, Corbera Esteve, Ezzine de Blas Driss, Ferraro Paul, Lapeyre Renaud, Persson U. Martin, Pfaff Alex, Wunder Sven, Smukler Sean. 2016. Mainstreaming impact evaluation in nature conservation. Conservation Letters, 9 (1) : pp. 58-64.

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Abstract : An important part of conservation practice is the empirical evaluation of program and policy impacts. Understanding why conservation programs succeed or fail is essential for designing cost-effective initiatives and for improving the livelihoods of natural resource users. The evidence we seek can be generated with modern impact evaluation designs. Such designs measure causal effects of specific interventions by comparing outcomes with the interventions to outcomes in credible counterfactual scenarios. Good designs also identify the conditions under which the causal effect arises. Despite a critical need for empirical evidence, conservation science has been slow to adopt these impact evaluation designs. We identify reasons for the slow rate of adoption, and provide suggestions for mainstreaming impact evaluation in nature conservation. (Résumé d'auteur)

Mots-clés Agrovoc : Conservation des ressources, protection de la forêt, Protection de l'environnement, Politique de l'environnement, Aide à la décision, Évaluation de l'impact, réduction des émissions, Déboisement, gestion des ressources naturelles, Moyens d'existence durables, Écosystème forestier

Mots-clés géographiques Agrovoc : Monde

Classification Agris : P01 - Nature conservation and land resources
K70 - Forest injuries and protection
E14 - Development economics and policies

Champ stratégique Cirad : Axe 6 (2014-2018) - Sociétés, natures et territoires

Auteurs et affiliations

  • Baylis Kathy, University of Illinois (USA)
  • Honey-Rosés Jordi, University of British Columbia (CAN)
  • Börner Jan, University of Bonn (DEU)
  • Corbera Esteve, ICTA [Espagne] (ESP)
  • Ezzine de Blas Driss, CIRAD-ES-UPR BSef (MEX)
  • Ferraro Paul, University of Georgia (USA)
  • Lapeyre Renaud, IDDRI (FRA)
  • Persson U. Martin, Chalmers University of Technology (SWE)
  • Pfaff Alex, Duke University (USA)
  • Wunder Sven, CIFOR (BRA)
  • Smukler Sean

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