International funding agencies: potential leaders of impact evaluation in protected areas?

Craigie, Ian D., Barnes, Megan D., Geldmann, Jonas and Woodley, Stephen (2015) International funding agencies: potential leaders of impact evaluation in protected areas?. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 370 1681: 1-6. doi:10.1098/rstb.2014.0283


Author Craigie, Ian D.
Barnes, Megan D.
Geldmann, Jonas
Woodley, Stephen
Title International funding agencies: potential leaders of impact evaluation in protected areas?
Journal name Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1471-2970
0962-8436
Publication date 2015-10-12
Year available 2015
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1098/rstb.2014.0283
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume 370
Issue 1681
Start page 1
End page 6
Total pages 6
Place of publication London United Kingdom
Publisher The Royal Society Publishing
Collection year 2016
Language eng
Abstract Globally, protected areas are the most commonly used tools to halt biodiversity loss. Yet, some are failing to adequately conserve the biodiversity they contain. There is an urgent need for knowledge on how to make them function more effectively. Impact evaluation methods provide a set of tools that could yield this knowledge. However, rigorous outcome-focused impact evaluation is not yet used as extensively as it could be in protected area management. We examine the role of international protected area funding agencies in facilitating the use of impact evaluation. These agencies are influential stakeholders as they allocate hundreds of millions of dollars annually to support protected areas, creating a unique opportunity to shape how the conservation funds are spent globally. We identify key barriers to the use of impact evaluation, detail how large funders are uniquely placed to overcome many of these, and highlight the potential benefits if impact evaluation is used more extensively.
Keyword World Bank
GEF
Costs
Monitoring
Biodiversity
Parks
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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Sub-type: Article (original research)
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