Thinking and Working Politically Series: Conserving Guatemala’s Ecosystems.

Technical Brief | April 20, 2021

This case study details the process, added value, and lessons learned from using applied political economy analysis as a tool to think and work politically on the Chemonics-implemented USAID/Guatemala Biodiversity Project.

This case study is one in a series highlighting Chemonics’ experiences and lessons learned with thinking and working politically and applied political economy analysis (APEA). Drawing on the Chemonics-implemented USAID/Guatemala Biodiversity Project, this case study highlights the process, findings, and tools of the project’s baseline APEA (and second APEA iteration) and how these APEAs oriented the project team to think and work politically.

This work is supported by Chemonics’ Center for Politically Informed Programming, which serves as a resource hub to build awareness and best practice of thinking and working politically and related approaches.