PROJECT OUTPUTS

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.

EVIDENCE MAP

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).

RAPID EVIDENCE ASSESSMENTS

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.