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PES and Poverty

Although PES is not designed to be a poverty reduction mechanism, a perception that areas of high poverty are highly correlated spatially with areas that provide environmental services has led to an expectation that PES programs could contribute to poverty reduction. The World Bank is conducting intensive research on the links between PES and poverty, and has developed guidelines for pro-poor PES.

Additional Materials:

Guidelines for pro-poor PES (April 2007, PDF 32kb)

Can the Poor Participate in Payments for Environmental Services? - Lessons from the Silvopastoral Project in Nicaragua. A review of the extent to which poorer households at the Silvopastoral Project's pilot site in Nicaragua have been able to participate in the project. (February 2007, PDF 222 kb)

Poor Household Participation in Payments for Environmental Services: Lessons from the Silvopastoral Project in Quindío, Colombia. A review of the extent to which poorer households at the Silvopastoral Project's pilot site in Colombia have been able to participate in the project. (September 2007, PDF 241 kb)


Last updated: 2010-05-13




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