Landscape approaches and their impact
Evaluating IDH efforts in creating cohesive conservation
Read the document for a full summary of the assessment, including insights into how IDH applies a landscape approach in Ivory Coast, Ethiopia, Indonesia, Vietnam, Liberia and Brazil.
- Strong consensus among landscape stakeholders that multi-stakeholder approach results in actionable targets.
- The landscape approach is shown to be complementary to existing government policies
- Most stakeholders indicate that project activities and collaboration will continue after the end of funding period.
- IDH has successfully scaled adoption of sustainable agricultural practices in various landscapes, including Mato Grosso (Brazil), West Kalimantan (Indonesia) and Central Highlands (Vietnam)
- IDH’s multistakeholder governance ‘Compact’ structure has been replicated in Colombia and Maranhão State.
- Increased private sector funding linked to high achievement of target outcomes (e.g. training delivered and business cases developed) in Indonesia.
According to landscape stakeholders survey on the ISLA program
- 82% of respondents indicated that ISLA contributed to a change in business practices.
- 95% of countries reported changes at the policy or regulatory level contributing to sustainable production and management of natural resources.
- The presence of a credible and trusted convening body in a landscape can accelerate the engagement process
- Strong policies on deforestation are only as effective as the capacity to enforce them.
- The IDH Landscape Program proved most effective at filling the role of convenor bringing different parties together to share knowledge and identify priorities to be addressed.
- The flexibility of the Landscape Program makes it possible to effectively adapt the approach in landscapes with limited connection to international value chains