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  • Successful communities from ridge to reef, World Wildlife Fund, Final Report, 30 September 2003 – 28 September 2008. by Judy Oglethorpe. (pdf, 290KB).
    This is the final report for the World Wildlife Fund (WWF)’s five-year project Successful Communities from Ridge to Reef, funded under cooperative agreement GPO-A-00-03-00008-00 by the Office of Population and Reproductive Health in USAID’s Global Health Bureau. The goal of the project was to improve voluntary family planning/reproductive health (FP/RH) in key areas where population growth has serious impacts on natural resources and find more sustainable solutions for local livelihoods, so as to reduce pressure on biodiversity.

  • USAID’s Office of Population-Reproductive Health is pleased to announce the availability of a set of training materials for developing the capacity of field practitioners to design, implement and monitor integrated approaches to Population-Health-Environment (PHE).  These materials were developed under a task order by CDM International under the Environmental Health IQC.  The materials aim to build country capacity to implement the steps and models outlined in the Integrating Population, Health, and Environment (PHE) Projects: A Programming Manual developed in 2007. 

The training materials consist of the following:

The four-day workshop is designed for a participant group of approximately 20-24 participants consisting primarily of senior-level staff members of organizations implementing conservation, family planning/health or rural development activities who are interested in developing integrated approaches to PHE. These organizations are expected to be mostly NGOs although it is possible other types of organizations involved in PHE activities might also participate.  


Publications/Articles  
  • D'Agnes L. and C. Margoluis. 2007. Integrating Population, Health, and Environment (PHE) Projects: A Programming Manual (pdf, 1.8MB). Washington DC: USAID. Acchieving environmentally-sustainable development in situations of surging population growth, declining biodiversity, and chronic poverty requires strategic planning, multi-disciplinary interventions and crosssector linked approaches that mirror the livelihood strategies of poor households and communities. This manual was designed with such a need in mind using evidence from programs in Madagascar, the Philippines, and other countries where integrated approaches to development have been explored and brought to scale over the past decade.
  • Finn, T. 2007. A Guide for Monitoring and Evaluating Population-Health-Environment Programs (pdf-full-text). MEASURE Evaluation/USAID: Chapel Hill, NC. The overall objective of this guide is to encourage program monitoring and evaluation and improve the quality of work in the population-healthenvironment area. To this end, the guide provides a comprehensive listing of the most widely used M&E indicators for population-health-environment programs in developing countries