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Practitioners Guides, Toolkits, and Training Manuals for Integrated Conservation and Development Projects

An Annotated Bibliography of Linked Resources

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development provides a shared blueprint for prosperity for people and the planet into the future. The 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) recognize that ending poverty and food insecurity requires strategies that reduce inequality, spur economic growth, preserve oceans and forests, and tackle climate change. While today there is global consensus about the linked nature of these challenges, that wasn’t always the case.

In 2008, the CARE-WWF Alliance launched a unique global partnership to advance these linked objectives. After a decade of partnership, the Alliance is taking stock of approaches, lessons, and best practices for advancing poverty alleviation, sustainable livelihoods and natural resource management in the context of climate change. This document seeks to summarize the best approaches for designing, implementing, and monitoring contemporary ICDPs. The intended audience of this annotated bibliography is field practitioners and technical advisors whose projects utilize diverse interventions to achieve sustainable development goals.

This document first showcases the available and recommended resources in snapshot summary tables, organized by theme. The tables indicate key information to help compare and select the most appropriate document for a situation or context. The tables indicate whether the documents address cross-sector integration and/or upscaling, institutional authors and audiences, and whether guidance is provided at the level of principle and/or practice (i.e., theory or implementation.)

Following the tables you will find additional annotation briefly explaining each of the guides and training manuals, organized by author’s last name within each of our guiding themes:

  • Integrated project design, monitoring and sustainability
  • Agriculture and fisheries
  • Community-based natural resource management (CBNRM)
  • Climate change adaptation, disaster risk reduction (DRR), and humanitarian relief
  • Good governance, policy advocacy, and scaling up
  • Whenever possible, each resource is directly hyperlinked for ease of access.

These recommended resources do not constitute an exhaustive list. The CARE-WWF Alliance invites you to share the guidance documents you find most helpful for improving integrated conservation and development practice at info@care-wwf-alliance.org.