Valuation in western Africa

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c) Undertake a comprehensive literature review of the concepts on the valuation of ecosystems goods-and-services, valuation of environmental goods-and-services, and markets for environmental goods-and-services.

Please visit these pages for relevant documents:

• General • Biodiversity • Water •

Further information can also be found at the following websites:

Biodiversity Economics
Recently re-launched under joint management of IUCN and WWF. Contains a wealth of information.

The Environmental Valuation Reference Inventory TM
EVRI is a searchable storehouse of empirical studies on the economic value of environmental benefits and human health effects. It has been developed as a tool to help policy analysts use the benefits transfer approach. (subscription required)

Centre for Social and Economic Research on the Global Environment
CSERGE is a leading interdisciplinary research centre in the field of environmental and sustainable development, linking natural and social science theories, tools and methods.

Ecosystem valuation
Describes how economists value the beneficial ways that ecosystems affect people. Designed for non-economists who need answers to questions about the benefits of ecosystem conservation.
(developed and written by Dennis M. King, and Marisa Mazzotta)

Nature Valuation and Financing Network
The overall aim of the Network is to stimulate the development of practical tools for proper valuation of the goods and services provided by ecosystems and biodiversity, so that decisions about economic development are made with the full understanding of all the costs and benefits involved.