Final Reports: Jordan Building Economic Sustainability through Tourism

Throughout the life of the project, BEST successfully created 4,748 tourism jobs and leveraged more than 116 million Jordanian dollars in private sector investments to support the Jordanian tourism industry. By the end of the program, there was an increase in the number of visitors to Jordan, tourism receipts, and the number of people employed…

Malaria Early Warning in Ethiopia: A Roadmap for Scaling to the National Level

Climate change presents a significant threat to reducing the burden of malaria globally and in Sub-Saharan Africa, which, despite tremendous progress, continues to have a devastating impact on human health and livelihood throughout the world. Changes in temperature, precipitation and in the frequency and intensity of extreme weather events will alter the nature of malaria…

Webinar: Addressing the Urgency of Data-Driven Supply Chains in LMICs

As highlighted by the COVID-19 pandemic, data visibility for decision-making has moved from being “nice to have” to “essential” for global health supply chains. Visibility of commodity status from the top of the supply chain all the way down to the service delivery point or even the patient is critical to the resiliency of supply…

Final Report: Build Indonesia to Take Care of Nature for Sustainability Project

From 2016 to 2021, the Build Indonesia to Take Care of Nature for Sustainability (BIJAK) project supported enhanced conservation and management of Indonesia’s marine and terrestrial biodiversity, reduced greenhouse gas emissions, and fostered sustainable landscapes and natural resource management. To accomplish this, BIJAK worked primarily at the national level to improve the management of forests…

Launching an Effective Anticorruption Court: Lessons from Ukraine

Making Ukraine’s High Anti-Corruption Court operational required more than adopting legislation. It meant selecting and preparing judges, recruiting qualified court personnel, and setting up administrative and organizational structures, including courthouse facilities, security, IT infrastructure, and communications systems. In this article from the U4 Anti-Corruption Resource Center*, Chemonics’ David Vaughn and Olga Nikolaeva highlight lessons from…

Tools for Evaluating Climate Change Adaptation Programs

Communities across the globe are coping with the impacts of a changing climate. To help them manage these impacts, USAID and its partners increasingly apply a “climate lens” to activities. A critical input to this is best practices guidance on both the use of climate change adaptation (CCA) strategies and the targeting of resources where…

Tool: Prioritization of Climate Variability and Change by African Governments

Governments around the world have recognized the potentially devastating consequences of climate variability and change to economic development, livelihood security, and natural resources conservation. A study conducted in 2017 by the USAID-funded Adaptation Thought Leadership and Assessments (ATLAS) project examining official statements and planning and strategy documents found that fifteen countries and five regional organizations…

Building Resilience into a River Basin

Along the Limpopo River, USAID is tackling severe water and sanitation challenges in targeted municipalities and protected areas from the river’s source in South Africa to its mouth at the Indian Ocean on the coast of Mozambique. This success story highlights how the Resilient Waters Program’s support to local municipalities living around the river to…

Final Report: Colombia Artisanal Gold Mining – Environmental Impact Reduction Activity

Oro Legal was a bold response to the governance and environmental challenges posed by artisanal and small gold mining (ASGM) in Colombia. Between September 2015 and April 2021, Oro Legal improved the social, economic, and environmental performance of ASGM operators through legalization and formalization and mitigated the environmental liabilities from past illegal mining. This final…

Final Report: Feed the Future Uganda Enabling Environment for Agriculture Activity

The Feed the Future Uganda Enabling Environment for Agriculture Activity (EEA) was a USAID-funded project aimed at reducing regulatory barriers for agribusiness and local farmers in Uganda. This final report summarizes how the activity achieved this through building the capacity of both public and private sectors to assist Ugandan government farmers, traders, producers, and agricultural…

Monitoring and Evaluating Climate Adaptation Activities: A Reference Guide for City Managers

Climate adaptation initiatives are increasing at both the international and national level. At the local level, cities are leading the way, committing to ambitious climate adaptation goals through global city networks or groups. Adaptation monitoring and evaluation (and importantly, learning) of activities can help cities move beyond city- and project-level progress reporting. This reference guide…

People on The Move: Strengthening Adaptation Responses to Support Human Movement in a Changing Climate

Risks associated with climate variability and change are increasingly recognized as drivers of both internal migration and displacement. This study contributes to the growing field exploring adaptation responses to climate-related human movement by firstly examining the role of climate variability and change and climate-induced hazards as risk multipliers in the context of human movement. The…