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2017-08-14 | Book Chapter

Rapid participatory appraisal for the design and evaluation of payment for ecosystem services: An introduction to an assessment guide

Mercado L, Alpízar F, Arguedas M, Sellare J, Imbach P, Brenes C, Aguilar A. 2017. Rapid participatory appraisal for the design and evaluation of payment for ecosystem services: An introduction to an assessment guide. In: Namirembe S, Leimona B, van Noordw
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Highlights of the Chapter: 

  • Payments for ecosystem services (PES) schemes can improve resilience to climate change
  • The design of a PES scheme should consider equity criteria for users and providers
  • Assessing minimum enabling conditions for PES implementation is key for success
  • Four key components of a PES schemes should be assessed
  • The rapid participatory appraisal guide, enables actors to assess key conditions