Market System Selection Tool

Market System Selection Tool

Over the years, conservation organisations have made significant investments in ‘alternative livelihoods’ to try to compensate people for restricted access to natural resources and/or to incentivise behavioural changes to reduce threats to biodiversity. However, rigorous evidence for positive impact on both well-being and biodiversity is lacking.

Participatory Market System Development (PMSD) is about facilitating transformations in market systems to make them more sustainable, efficient, inclusive and equitable.

This ‘Market System Selection Tool’ provides guidance on how to identify which market systems have the most potential to make positive contributions to both livelihoods and biodiversity

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Expanding Conservation Impact through Enterprise Development (EXCITED)

The Convention on Biological Diversity 2011-2020 Strategic Plan aims to integrate biodiversity values into local and national development strategies. At the same time, it is widely recognised that local communities require economic – amongst other – incentives if they are to change practices that threaten biodiversity. However, efforts by conservation organisations to support the livelihoods…