PROJECT OUTPUTS 2017-10-06T14:24:48+00:00


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.


Interactive evidence map: Evidence on the links between ecosystem services and poverty alleviation in Africa (best viewed using Google Chrome).

Map user guide

Heatmap on intervention-outcome framework

Reference list of studies included in the map

For further information on the project contact one of the project co-managers: Yvonne Erasmus – or Laurenz Langer – For more information on the work that the Africa Centre for Evidence does, get in touch with us.


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 ( 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).