Below are the various project outputs from our demand-led evidence synthesis project on the evidence on the links between ecosystem services and poverty alleviation in Africa.
SYNTHESIS OF ESPA RESEARCH
Below is a decision-making cycle that policy-makers in our experience use to map research against. The cycle is used to map where research sits in relation to different aspects in the decision-making process that policy-makers need information on. Aspects include diagnosing a problem, planning, output, and measuring impact.
We have mapped the Ecosystem Services for Poverty Alleviation (ESPA) publications available on the website (www.espa.ac.uk) against this cycle and have come up with a visual representation of where the ESPA-funded research ‘sits’.
The full reference list of the publications mapped as well as where on the cycle we have mapped them can be accessed in the document entitled ESPA-funded research.
Our analysis indicate that ESPA has made a great contribution, particularly in terms of the diagnosis quadrant of the decision-making cycle (an analysis of the problems and options).
Interactive evidence map on the links between ecosystem services interventions and multi-dimensional poverty in Africa (best viewed using Google Chrome).
For further information on the project contact one of the project co-managers: Yvonne Erasmus – firstname.lastname@example.org or Laurenz Langer – email@example.com. For more information on the work that we do, get in touch with us.
RAPID EVIDENCE ASSESSMENTS
The ACE team working on the ESPA project engaged with decision-makers in Africa to understand what their evidence synthesis needs were. The evidence map was used as a starting point for that engagement. The Rapid Evidence Assessments below are the outcomes of that engagement.
- Does governance type in protected areas matter for poverty? A Rapid Evidence Assessment of the evidence from sub-Saharan Africa.
- Marine resource management impacts on multi-dimensional poverty alleviation in sub-Saharan Africa: a Rapid Evidence Assessment.
- Methods used in ecosystem services and poverty alleviation research: a Rapid Evidence Assessment.
- Decision tools for ecosystem services and poverty alleviation: a Rapid Evidence Assessment.
MARINE RESOURCES MANAGEMENT IMPACT ON POVERTY: VIDEO
This video was shown at the Western Indian Ocean Marine Science Association conference in October 2017. It presents the findings from the Rapid Evidence Assessment on the impact of marine resource management on poverty alleviation in sub-Saharan Africa.