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Payment for Forest Environmental Services: Case Study on Pilot Implementation in Lam Dong, Province, Vietnam (in Thai)

Payment for Forest Environmental Services: Case Study on Pilot Implementation in Lam Dong, Province, Vietnam (in Thai)

03 January 2011

With support from USAID/RDMA (Regional Development Mission for Asia), Winrock International's Asia Regional Biodiversity Conservation Program (ARBCP) supported the Government of Vietnam in 2006 in implementing a successful field program of Payment for Forest Environmental Services (PFES), which improved the livelihoods of over 40,000 rural poor while promoting biodiversity conservation in Lam Dong Province and across Vietnam.  The policy also helped to inform the design and subsequent signing of a national PFES Decree, a regionally significant milestone.

This case study examines the establishment of the scientific basis and justification for, and valuation of, forest environmental services in Lam Dong Province; recounts the capacity building and public awareness efforts necessary to implement the policy; details the key activities undertaken during the two-year implementation phase (2009-10); summarizes ongoing monitoring and evaluation efforts; and provides an overview of the policy's achievements, challenges and lessons learned.

This document is in Thai.  To see the English version, click here.  To learn more about LEAF's PES work, click here.