How Can Governments Promote Strategic Approaches to Payments for Environmental Services (PES)? An Exploratory Analysis for the Case of Viet Nam

Wertz-Kanounnikoff, S. and H. Rankine

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The aim of the study is to support governments by elaborating a methodological framework to inform PES development at the national level. The proposed framework is applied to Viet Nam, which has unique experience with forest allocation and PES-like programs, and is currently developing a national PES policy – one of the first in Asia to do so. Specifically, this study explores how objectives for PES development that reflect the socio-economic and bio- geographic context, as well as national development objectives, can be defined by governments, and how these objectives can influence the design of PES schemes. The study reveals substantial scope for defining such objectives in the context of Viet Nam and for their accommodation in PES design.

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Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations