"ASB has created the world's pre-eminent system for use-driven, comparative scientific investigation of human-environment interactions at the forest margin across the pan tropic domain"
Below is an overview of ASB impacts, more information is available at the following links:
During 2005, ASB underwent a comprehensive External Review and Impact Assessment. A central question addressed by the Review was "What is the value added by the ASB Systemwide Programme, over and above other local, national and regional activities?"
- ASB provides an efficient and effective way to produce international public goods that could not otherwise be generated by any of the ASB partners acting alone.
- ASB has created the only global network devoted entirely to research on the tropical forest margins. This unique network is a true global public good. Its work is focused on 12 benchmark sites in 6 different countries, on creating multidisciplinary research teams involving the world's top scientists, and on building close relationships with research and development partners working on different aspects of tropical deforestation.
- ASB's work to generate new knowledge, its contributions to shaping policies and practices, and its capacity building activities all lead to the production of global public goods. Specifically, ASB's investments in capacity building are extremely well received by its partners. One indicator: more than 50,000 downloads of ASB's lecture notes**.
- ASB's impact comes from a sustained commitment to 'crossing boundaries' regardless of scale (global, regional, national, local). ASB has had its major impacts where staff and partners are committed to activities that link iNRM (integrated natural