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A guide to learning about livelihood impacts of REDD+ projects. Any views expressed in this paper are those of the authors. They do not necessarily represent the views of CIFOR, the authors' institutions or the financial sponsors of this paper. iii Contents Acknowledgements vi Executive summary vii Preface xi 1 The case for learning from REDD+ 1 1.1 Why do(More)
Quasi-experimental methods increasingly are used to evaluate the impacts of conservation interventions by generating credible estimates of counterfactual baselines. These methods generally require large samples for statistical comparisons, presenting a challenge for evaluating innovative policies implemented within a few pioneering jurisdictions. Single(More)
We would like to thank all donors who supported this research through their contributions to the CGIAR Fund. For a list of Fund donors please see: https://www.cgiarfund.org/FundDonors Any views expressed in this paper are those of the authors. They do not necessarily represent the views of CIFOR, the editors, the authors' institutions, the financial(More)
The claim that nature delivers health benefits rests on a thin empirical evidence base. Even less evidence exists on how specific conservation policies affect multiple health outcomes. We address these gaps in knowledge by combining municipal-level panel data on diseases, public health services, climatic factors, demographics, conservation policies, and(More)
Payments for environmental services (PES) are often viewed as a way to simultaneously improve conservation outcomes and the wellbeing of rural households who receive the payments. However, evidence for such win-win outcomes has been elusive. We add to the growing literature on conservation program impacts by using primary household survey data to evaluate(More)
Despite the potential for economic growth, extractive mineral industries can impose negative health externalities in mining communities. We estimate the size of these externalities by combining household interviews with mine location and estimating statistical functions of respiratory illness and malaria among villagers living along a gradient of proximity(More)
1 As the rate and scale of tropical forest exploitation has increased, governments and environmental organizations have shown an increasing interest in establishing and expanding national parks to protect biodiversity, provide recreation, and produce a variety of environmental services. About half of the world's 4500 parks and reserves are located in the(More)
Environmental health problems such as malaria, respiratory infections, diarrhoea and malnutrition pose very high burdens on the poor rural people in much of the tropics. Recent research on key interventions-the adoption and use of relatively cheap and effective environmental health technologies-has focused primarily on the influence of demand-side(More)