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Mainstreaming impact evaluation in nature conservation
Baylis, Kathy (University of Illinois. Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics)
Honey-Rosés, Jordi (University of British Columbia. School of Community and Regional Planning)
Börner, Jan (Center for International Forestry Research, CIFOR (Bonn, Alemanya))
Corbera, Esteve (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals)
Ezzine-de-Blas, Driss (Center International en Recherche Agronomique pour le Développement, CIRAD (Montpellier, França))
Ferraro, Paul J. (Georgia State University. Andrew Young School of Policy Studies. Department of Economics)
Lapeyre, Renaud (Institut du développement durable et des relations internationales, IDDRI (Paris, França))
Persson, U. Martin (University of Technology (Göteborg, Suècia). Department of Energy & Environment)
Pfaff, Alex (Duke University. Sanford School of Public Policy)
Wunder, Sven (Center for International Forestry Research, CIFOR (Rio de Janeiro, Brasil))

Date: 2016
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.
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Language: Anglès.
Document: article ; recerca ; publishedVersion
Subject: Biodiversity ; Conservation ; Policy ; Impact ; Evaluation ; Payments for environmental services ; Protected areas
Published in: Conservation letters, Vol. 9 issue 1 (Jan. 2016) , p. 58-64, ISSN 1755-263X

DOI: 10.1111/conl.12180


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