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Promoting Transformation: Linking Natural Resources, Economic Growth, and Governance (TransLinks)

In September of 2006, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) engaged EnterpriseWorks/VITA (EWV), as part of the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) consortium, to implement it’s program titled, “Promoting Transformation: Linking Natural Resources, Economic Growth, and Governance” (TransLinks).  The five-year, worldwide program seeks to improve land resources management and governance to enhance biodiversity conservation and productivity for sustainable poverty reduction, empowerment and economic growth.  Expanding upon a range of ongoing research, tool development, capacity building, and technical assistance programs to address complex rural development needs, the program supports cross-cutting approaches that link natural resource management to economic growth and good governance.

Throughout the project EWV will focus its efforts on outreach to sector-specific stakeholders; workshops focusing on economic options in biodiversity-rich areas; and the development of a decision support tool for evaluating natural product market opportunities.

To learn more about the TransLinks program click here.