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Sectoral Guidance: General
Training, Capacity-Building and Analysis
Sectoral Guidance: Agriculture, Irrigation and Pest and Pesticide Management
Fertilizers and Regulation 216
Sectoral Guidance: Biosafety/Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs)
Sectoral Guidance: Natural Resources Management (Including Biodiversity and Forestry)
Sectoral Guidance: Public Health
Sectoral Guidance: Micro-, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) & Environment
Sectoral Guidance: Humanitarian Assistance and Environmental Considerations
Sectoral Guidance: Roads
Sectoral Guidance: HIV/AIDS & Environment
Water Resources, Pollution and Waste
Family Planning & Environment
Environmental Justice and Advocacy
Ambassadors' Self-Help Fund
Legal & Policy Considerations (Includes Conventions, Acts and Directives)
Sectoral Guidance: Public-Private Partnerships & Alliances, Financial Intermediation & Environment
USAID Management Changes
 
Sectoral Guidance: General
  • Environmental Guidelines for Small-Scale Activities in Africa (EGSSAA) [Guidelines and bibliographies, including Web resources]
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Training, Capacity-Building and Analysis
  • Africa Bureau's Environmental Management Capacity-Building (ENCAP) Program Homepage
  • Local Capacity-Building and Training of Trainers in Support of MissionImplementing Partners' ESD, Best Management Practices and Compliance with USAID Environmental Procedures
 
    • Guidance on Organizing a Course on Environmental Assessment & Environmentally Sound Design
    • Africa Regional Course in Environmental Assessment & Environmentally Sound Design for Small-Scale Activities (homepage for course materials)
  • USAID Development Experience Clearinghouse
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Sectoral Guidance: Agriculture, Irrigation and Pest and Pesticide Management
Pests and Pesticides  
  • Integrated Pest Management (IPM) EGSSAA Chapter [Click icon at right for January 2005 version]
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  • Environmental Review of the Use of Pesticides in USAID Projects: Rationale & Approaches (Pesticides Procedures Overview)
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  • Pesticide Evaluation Report and Safer Use Action Plans (PERSUAPs) Guidance
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  • Special Consideration for Pesticides (Presentation)
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  • Programmatic Environmental Assessment for Emergency Transboundary Outbreak Pest Management in Africa and Asia
Irrigation  
  • Programmatic Environmental Assessment of Small-Scale Irrigation in Ethiopia
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Fertilizers and Regulation 216
USAID Africa Bureau Fertilizer Fact Sheet
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Inorganic Fertilizer Use in Africa: Environmental and Economic Dimensions
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Sectoral Guidance: Biosafety/Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs)
ADS 211 (Biosafety) Overview
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ADS 211 Draft Chapter (Biosafety)
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USAID Biosafety Procedures Fact Sheet (Reconciling ADS 201 & 211)
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Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety
Environmental Considerations for Bio-Engineered Crops in US Food Aid Donations (Fact Sheet)
Food Safety Assessments for Bio-Engineered Crops in US Food Aid Donations (Fact Sheet)
USAID FAQ regarding Bio-Engineered Crops and Africa Humanitarian Crisis
USAID Worldwide Cable Guidance on Bio-Engineered Crops in Food Aid [click icon at right for scanned PDF copy of document]
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Sectoral Guidance: Natural Resources Management (Including Biodiversity and Forestry)
Transboundary Natural Resource Management  
  • Southern African Network for Transboundary Natural Resource Management
  • Beyond Boundaries: Transboundary Natural Resource Management in Sub-Saharan Africa (World Wildlife Fund Report, Bibliography and Resources)
  • Programmatic Environmental Assessment for Emergency Transboundary Outbreak Pest Management in Africa and Asia
  • "Leader with Associates" Program in Freshwater Management (Brochure)
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Special NRM Issues  
  • HIV/AIDS & Programming in E/NRM (see HIV/AIDS section of this page)
  • Environmental Justice Project for CBNRM (USAID/Center for International Environmental Law
Biodiversity  
  • Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Flora and Fauna (CITES)
  • Statutes and USAID Guidance Related to Biodiversity
Forests  
  • Tropical Forest Conservation Act of 1998 (USAID background information and links)
  • Programmatic Environmental Assessment of Co-Management of Reserved Forests in Guinea
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  • Statutes and USAID Guidance Related to Tropical Forests
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Sectoral Guidance: Public Health
Healthcare Waste (Small-Scale Guidelines) [click here to find online version]
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Integrated Vector Management  
  • USAID Health Web Site for IVM and Malaria
Insecticide-Treated Materials (ITM) -- e.g., bed nets  
  • Programmatic Environmental Assessment for Insecticide-Treated Materials in USAID Activities in Sub-Saharan Africa
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Sectoral Guidance: Micro-, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) & Environment
MSM Enterprise & Environment: EGSSAA Part III
Improving Success Rates for Micro-, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) through Cleaner Production (Training Course Homepage)
USAID LAC Guidelines for MSEs
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Environmental Colours of Microfinance (Resource Web Site)
Environmental Sourcebook for Micro-Finance Institutions (CIDA 1997)
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Microfinance and the Environment: Bolivian Study (Draft)
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Solid Waste MSEs and Cooperatives in Latin America
Microempresas & Ambiente (IDB document -- Spanish)
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Sectoral Guidance: Humanitarian Assistance and Environmental Considerations
Rapid Environmental Assessment in Emergencies  
  • Environmental Management of Loud and Silent Disasters [Note: includes comparison of REA and IEE]
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  • Rapid Environmental Assessment in Emergencies (Benfield Hazard Research Center)
SPHERE Minimum Standards for Humanitarian Assistance
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Green Procurement for Relief Operations
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Sectoral Guidance: Roads
Low-Volume Roads Engineering Best Management Practices Field Guide
Programmatic Environmental Assessment for Road Improvements in Tanzania's National Parks
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Sectoral Guidance: HIV/AIDS & Environment
HIV/AIDS Brief: CBNRM
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HIV/AIDS Toolkit For Government Agencies
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HIV Impact Assessment Tool (UNDP) -- Short Version
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HIV Impact Assessment Tool (UNDP) -- Long Version, Draft
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HIV Impact Assessment Tool (UNDP) -- Proposed Thailand Pilot Test for Rural Industrialization
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Water Resources, Pollution and Waste
Integrated Water Resources and Sanitation (Arsenic, Coliform Bacteria and Nitrates; Includes Water Quality Testing)  
  • Arsenic Testing in Potable Water - IEE/EA Needs
 
  • Guidelines for Determining the Arsenic Content of Groundwater in USAID-Sponsored Well Programs [Note that Word file at right contains embedded attachments containing the contents of the annexes for these Guidelines]
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  • Water and Food Aid in Environmentally Sustainable Development: An Environmental Study of Potable Water and Sanitation Activities within the Title II Program in Ethiopia
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  • "Leader with Associates" Program in Freshwater Management (Brochure)
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Air Quality Monitoring [no resources yet available]  
Hazardous Waste Management [no resources yet available]  
Solid Waste Management  
  • Solid Waste Chapter from EGSSAA (September 2004 version)
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  • Integrated Plastics Waste Management Project Summary Sheet
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  • Solid Waste MSEs and Cooperatives in Latin America
Global Climate Change  
  • USAID Global Climate Change Web Site
  • REDSO Impact on Global Climate Change
 
    • FY 2004 REDSO Global Climate Change Program Reporting (Annex to 2005 Annual Report)
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    • FY 2004 REDSO GCC Data Tables Supporting the Report
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RCSA Impact on Global Climate Change  
    • FY 2004 RCSA Global Climate Change Program Reporting Narrative
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    • FY 2004 RCSA GCC Data Tables Supporting the Report
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Family Planning & Environment
Use of Family Planning/Reproductive Health Funds in Environmentally Threatened Regions [Click icon at right for scanned PDF version of document]
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Family Planning and the Environment (USAID Web Site)
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Environmental Justice and Advocacy
Environmental Justice Project for CBNRM (USAID/Center for International Environmental Law
African Environmental Advocacy Toolkit and Related Resources (Environmental Law Institute)
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Ambassadors' Self-Help Fund
Ambassadors' Self-Help Fund -- Nairobi Guidelines
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Ambassadors' Self-Help Fund -- Nairobi Application Form
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Legal & Policy Considerations (Includes Conventions, Acts and Directives)
Regional Legal Adviser Perspective on Environmental Review (RCSA)
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Use of Family Planning/Reproductive Health Funds in Environmentally Threatened Regions [Click icon at right for scanned PDF version of document]
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Human Subject Protocol (Interpretive Guidance)
Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Flora and Fauna (CITES)
Tropical Forest Conservation Act of 1998 (USAID background information and links)
Foreign Assistance Act (FAA)  
  • FAA Part 1 Section 117 (Environment and Natural Resources)
  • FAA Part 1 Section 118 (Tropical Forests)
  • FAA Part 1 Section 119 (Endangered Species/Biodiversity)
  • Environmental Threats and Opportunities (ETOA) -- FAA 118-119 Analyses: Lessons Learned and Practical Guidance (March 2005 Draft) Analysis, FAA 118-119 Requirements
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  • Best Practices for Biodiversity and Tropical Forests Assessments (2005)
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USAID Automated Directives System (ADS)  
  • ADS 201 (Planning) [see 201.3.3.5, 201.3.6.1, 21.3.6.2, and 201.3.7]
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  • ADS 202
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  • ADS 204 (Environmental Procedures) -- Current Approved Version
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  • Revision of ADS 204 -- COMING SOON
 
  • ADS 211 --COMING SOON
 
Presidential Initiatives
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Sectoral Guidance: Public-Private Partnerships & Alliances, Financial Intermediation & Environment
USAID Role in Impact Assessment at the Multilateral Development Banks
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Development Credit Authority (DCA)
Global Development Alliance (GDA) Due Diligence  
  • Global Development Alliance (GDA)
  • Alliance Builders Toolkit -- Guidance (2002)
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  • Alliance Builders Toolkit -- FAQs (2002)
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  • USAID Public-Private Alliances for FY 2002 [Click icon at right for scanned PDF copy of document]
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Private Environmental and Social Management Standards, ISO  
  • ISEAL Alliance Promoting Social and Environmental Standards
  • ISO 14000 Series on Environmental Management
"Rescuing Environmentalism: Market Forces Could Prove the Environment's Best Friend-- If Only Greens Could Learn to Love Them" (The Economist, 4/21/2005 )
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Trade & Environment  
  • Trade & Environment: Critical Concepts and Considerations for Project Design and Implementation
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USAID Management Changes
USAID Strategic Management -- Interim Guidance
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  • White Paper -- US Foreign Aid: Meeting the Challenges of the 21st Century [Note: Partial basis for Interim Guidance]
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  • Joint State Department-USAID Strategic Plan (FY 2004-2009) [Note:Partial basis for Interim Guidance]
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  • Joint State Department-USAID Strategic Planning (Excerpts Relevant to RCSA, NRM Aspects Highlighted)
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USAID Fragile States Strategy
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USAID Primer
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  • USAID Primer (Additional Information)
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