Environmental Guidelines for Small-Scale Activities in Africa
2nd Edition

   
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About the Small-Scale Guidelines & the ENCAP Visual Field Guides

The Small-Scale Guidelines are Africa Bureau's principal source of sector-specific environmental guidance. For each development sector addressed, the Guidelines brief the potential, typical adverse impacts for activities in this sector, provide environmental good practice guidance for sector program design, environmental mitigation and monitoring guidance, and an annotated bibliography of web-accessible resources.

The 1st edition of the Guidelines was published in 1996. For the 2nd edition, the Guidelines were completely updated and expanded. The current 2nd edition is a work in progress. Modules are updated and new modules added on a rolling basis. Check this page to be assured of using the most recent version.

The 2-page, photo-based ENCAP Visual Field Guides are a complement to the Small-Scale Guidelines. They are intended for use during field visits by USAID and Implementing Partner staff who are not environmental specialists. They are intended to ensure that the most common, serious environmental deficits in activity design and management are quickly and easily identified for corrective action.

NOTE: the Guidelines are advisory only. They are not official USAID regulatory guidance or policy. Following the practices and approaches outlined in the Guidelines does not assure compliance with USAID Environmental Procedures or host country environmental requirements.


Contents and downloads

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Contents & Downloads
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Covers and Prefaces
  • External Cover
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  • Table of Contents,
    Acknowledgments, and Foreword
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  • List of Acronyms
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Part I: Introduction
  • I.01 About These Guidelines
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  • I.02 Environmentally Sound Design
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Part II: Sector-Specific Guidelines
  • II.00 Introduction
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  • II.01 Agriculture and Irrigation
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  • II.02 Community-Based Natural Resource Management (CBNRM)
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  • II.03 Construction
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  • II.04 Ecotourism
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  • II.05 Energy Sources for Development
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  • II.06 Fisheries and Aquaculture
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  • II.07 Forestry: (Forest Management, Plantations, & Agroforestry)
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  • II.08 Healthcare Waste
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  • II.09 Housing
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  • II.10 Humanitarian Response & Disaster Assistance
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  • II.11 Livestock
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  • II.12 Integrated Pest Management
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  • II.13 Safer Pesticide Use
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  • II.14 Rural Roads
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  • II.15 Solid Waste
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  • II.16 Water Supply and Sanitation
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  • II.17 Small Healthcare Facilities
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  • II.18 Primary & Secondary Day Schools
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Part III: Micro & Small Enterprises
  • III.1 Introduction - MSEs & the Environment
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  • III.2 Mechanisms for MSEs to Control Environmental Impact
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  • III.3 Institutionalizing Environmental Capacity
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  • III.4 Sub-Sector Specific CP Briefings
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  • III.4.1 Brick & Tile Production
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  • III.4.2 Food Processing
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  • III.4.3 Leather Processing
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  • III.4.4 Metal Finishing
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  • III.4.5 Small-Scale Mining
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  • III.4.6 Wet Textile Operations
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  • III.4.7 Wood Processing and Furniture Making
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  • IIII.5 Resources
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  • III.6 Annexes
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Part IV: Topic Briefing
  • IV.1 Topic Briefing - Introduction to EIA
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Visual Field Guides
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  • Sanitation
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Comments, Corrections and Suggestions
All comments, corrections and suggestions pertaining the Small Scale Guidelines are welcome. Comments should be sent to the ENCAP Core Team. Faxed or written comments should be sent to:

Wes Fisher
The Cadmus Group
57 Water Street
Watertown, MA 02472
USA
Fax +1.617.673.7001


Download the 1st edition of the Guidelines (1996)
  • 1996 Small-Scale Guildelines
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