Integrating Biodiversity and Sustainable Landscapes in USAID Programming
Integration of biodiversity and sustainable landscapes (SL) objectives and considerations has the potential to increase the sustainability of United States Agency for International Development (USAID) programming, amplify results, and save costs. Integrating biodiversity and SL offers an opportunity to jointly address threats and drivers of biodiversity, forest loss, and land degradation. Integration can also advance sustainable, resilient, and inclusive programming. At other times, separate activities may make more sense in contexts where programmatic goals and requirements are not a natural fit. This document explores both the benefits and potential challenges of integration to help USAID staff make informed choices about whether and how to integrate these two distinct funding streams.