The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) and USAID partnered in 2012 and implemented the Biodiversity and Watersheds Improved for Stronger Economy and Ecosystems Resilience (B+WISER) program to support the Government of the Philippines in implementing environmental policies and conducting programs to prevent forest and watershed disturbances and biodiversity loss. Over a six-year implementation period (2013-2018), B+WISER focused on managing the natural resources as well as reducing environmental disaster risks in the country. It employed six strategies: technology development, capacity building, policy making, improving planning, conservation financing, and information, education, and communication. Chemonics International implemented the project.
USAID/Philippines commissioned Pacific Rim Innovation and Management Exponents, Inc. (PRIMEX) to assess B+WISER results and verify the lessons reported in this final performance evaluation.