Tools

Calculate Ecosystem Values

Uploaded on 26 January 2016

The ESV Estimation Tool allows users to obtain rapid economic estimates that can inform a broader understanding of trade-offs related to economic development and provide a fuller picture of the financial value of the environment.

This tool calculates value ranges for ecosystems and their services based on 508 assessments conducted in the Lower Mekong Subregion. While the tool does not intend to replace more comprehensive economic valuation assessment, it can provide a quick guide to understand how ecosystem losses are related to expected gains from development projects; and help indicate whether a more thorough economic valuation or cost-benefit analysis is needed.

Further details are described in this technical document. To conduct a site specific ecosystem services valuation in the Lower Mekong Subregion, please see the four country-specific guidelines for Cambodia, Lao PDR, Thailand and Vietnam.

All data and information here are provided “as-is” without any warranty of any kind. They do not necessarily reflect the views and policies of the USAID or the United States Government. The USAID does not guarantee the accuracy, completeness, timeliness, or appropriateness for use of the data included in this website and accepts no responsibility for any consequences of their use

Contact: Alex Smajgl (MERFI) or Shannon Dugan (DAI)

Disclaimers: This online tool has been made possible by the support of the American people through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). It was prepared for the USAID Mekong Adaptation and Resilience to Climate Change Project by the Mekong Region Futures Institute (MERFI) and DAI. The contents and opinions expressed herein are those of author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the USAID or the US Government.

Please read the ADB and EOC disclaimer.

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