Bolivia is home to some of the world’s most important biodiversity. Through the Integrated Development and Conservation in the Bolivian Amazon Project, Chemonics, in partnership with USAID, supported Bolivia’s National Development Plan to encourage sustainable use of its precious natural resources in ways that will create jobs, grow its domestic economy, and increase wages of indigenous communities and producers.
The project strengthened the abilities of local municipalities and civil society organizations to take a leading role in promoting economic growth. It focused on three critical regions: Northern La Paz and Beni, Pando, and Guarayos. The project aimed to improve biodiversity conservation efforts and scale-up its results to Bolivia’s regional and national levels while finding solutions for its domestic challenges, including land use deforestation, illegal logging, the impact of forest fires, and the threat of global climate change.
The project helped implement planning at the local level by bringing stakeholders together to determine how to meet their short- and long-term needs while maintaining essential ecological services and economic benefits.
Project Duration: 2009 -2013