Can rewards for providing environmental services benefit the poor? uri icon

abstract

  • Rewards for environmental services (RES) link global priorities on poverty reduction and environmental sustainability and are designed to balance effectiveness and efficiency with fairness and pro- poor characteristics. This paper assesses some key issues associated with design and implementation of RES by developing and exploring two propositions related to conditions required for RES to effectively contribute to poverty alleviation, and to preferred forms of pro- poor mechanisms

publication date

  • 2011