The Community Rangers Program (CRP), implemented by Fauna and Flora International (FFI) with a grant from the World Bank-managed Consolidating Peaceful Development in Aceh Trust Fund, provided unemployed rural youth with an opportunity to train and work as environmental stewards.
The CRP combined the following two objectives:
(1) to improve the economic welfare and social inclusion of participating youth, therefore creating a viable alternative to illegal logging; and
(2) to enhance environmental awareness and protection at the community-level in Aceh.
This policy brief presents the results of a randomized evaluation of the CRP’s social and environmental outcomes.