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USAID PES Sourcebook: Lessons and Best Practices for Pro-poor Payments for Ecosystem Services

by Michael Colby last modified Dec 04, 2013 06:55 PM
Contributors: John Kerr, Rohit Jindal, Paul Ferraro, Theo Dillaha, Sven Wunder, Douglas Southgate, Marjie Huang, Michael E. Colby, Gerald Shively, Michael Carter

The SANREM CRSP received an award from USAID/EGAT in 2006 (Associate Cooperative Agreement EPP-A-OO-06-00004-00) to conduct a study of payments for ecosystem services (PES) programs in developing countries in collaboration with the BASIS CRSP and to develop and deliver PES training materials and programs to USAID personnel. The study: --Sponsored the 2-day "Scientific Conference" at the week-long "Global Event on Payments/Rewards for Environmental Services" in Lombok, Indonesia, in January 2007 (co-sponsored by ICRAF's RUPES Project and the World Bank). --Developed regional reviews of payments for hydrologic (watershed) services in Africa, Latin America, and Asia. --Worked with the BASIS CRSP to develop the 182 page "PES Sourcebook" training manual for USAID personnel. --Sponsored two seminars on PES to enable USAID personnel to design and manage PES programs. -Expanded the SANREM PES Knowledgebase to consolidate information on PES projects in developing countries. The SANREM researchers participating in the PES Associate Award included Paul Ferraro of Georgia State University, Douglas Southgate of Ohio State University, Marjorie Huang of Winrock International, Sven Wunder of CIFOR, and Theo Dillaha of Virginia Tech. Key BASIS scientists included John Kerr and Rohit Jindal of Michigan State University. The USAID activity manager for this project was Michael E. Colby of the EGAT Bureau's Natural Resources Management Office ( PDFs of the mentioned documents, videos, presentations, conference links, the interactive database, and other resources are all available on or from the SANREM website.

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