The Conservation and Development Evaluation Research Group focuses on understanding the kinds of policies, interventions and social processes that lead to better outcomes for people and nature. Essentially, we are interested in understanding what works where, why and for whom. Our research is inherently interdisciplinary and seeks to answer critically important questions by combining a range of different approaches from the natural and social sciences, including ecology, geographical information systems, political science, and economics.

Current Projects:

• Socio-environmental outcomes of decentralised forest management in Nepal

• Socio-environmental outcomes of Protected Areas in Nepal, Brazil, and Nigeria

• Socio-environmental outcomes of poverty alleviation policies in Brazil

Our research has been funded by: