Why do payments for watershed services emerge? A cross-country analysis of adoption contexts

Bösch, M., Elsasser, P., Wunder, S. 2019 World Development, Vol. 119

Payments for watershed services (PWS) are an increasingly popular tool for watershed management, also in the Southern Hemisphere. However, the degree of PWS adoption varies across these countries and the causes for these adoption differences have so far been little discussed. This paper address this knowledge gap with a quantitative cross-national assessment of factors influencing the decision to adopt PWS schemes across tropical countries.

This research, in collaboration with colleagues from the von Thuenen Institute in Hamburg, forms part of the SINCERE project’s Work Package 1 on creating a knowledge map on innovative mechanisms that support the provision of forest ecosystem services.

Reference:
Bösch, M., Elsasser, P., Wunder, S. 2019 Why do payments for watershed services emerge? A cross-country analysis of adoption contexts, World Development, Vol. 119, pp. 111-119, doi.org/10.1016/j.worlddev.2019.03.010.

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