John, Innocensia. 2013. “How Successeful Has Payment for Environmental Services Improved Welfare? (Case of Uluguru Mountain –Morogoro)”
This study was carried out to find out the impact of PES on the welfare of the communities in the Uluguru Mountains. The objective is to assess PES project which aims at conserving the environment (forest) and reducing poverty level.
The assessment of the project is done by looking at the difference between the treatment group (those who participate in PES) and control group (households who do not participate).
The study employed a combination of questionnaire and field observation to collect primary data in combination with a detailed review of literature. In analyzing the information collected the study utilized Propensity Score Matching (PSM), Descriptive statistics, Perception and Logistic analysis. In all methods of analysis it has been found that the project has impact on poverty reduction as revealed by the difference in poverty status/socioeconomic status between the treatment and control group