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Biodiversity, ecosystem services and poverty alleviation: What constitutes good evidence?

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PCLG Discussion Paper number 10 is intended to stimulate debate about what consitutes good evidence in biodiversity, ecosystem services and poverty alleviation research. The paper has been produced as a component of the project “Biodiversity, Ecosystem Services and Poverty Alleviation: Assessing the Current State of the Evidence”, funded by an Evidence and Impact Research Grant, under the DFID-NERC-ESRC Ecosystem Services and Poverty Alleviation (ESPA) research programme.

This paper provides a brief overview of the literature on evidence, with a particular emphasis on the question of what constitutes good evidence. In doing so it seeks to identify a series of key take-home messages, rather than to provide a detailed review of what is a highly theorised and technical academic literature.

This publication is an output of the Poverty and Conservation Learning Group (PCLG) - Discussion Paper, number 10

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