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Pro-poor payments for environmental services: Challenges for the government and administrative agencies in Vietnam

Pham, Thuy Thu, Hoang, M. H. and Campbell, Bruce M. (2008). Pro-poor payments for environmental services: Challenges for the government and administrative agencies in Vietnam. Public Administration and Development,28(5):363-373.

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Title Pro-poor payments for environmental services: Challenges for the government and administrative agencies in Vietnam
Author Pham, Thuy Thu
Hoang, M. H.
Campbell, Bruce M.
Journal Name Public Administration and Development
Publication Date 2008
Volume Number 28
Issue Number 5
ISSN 0271-2075   (check CDU catalogue  open catalogue search in new window)
Scopus ID 2-s2.0-58049111927
Start Page 363
End Page 373
Total Pages 11
Place of Publication UK
Publisher John Wiley & Sons Ltd.
Field of Research 0605 - Microbiology
1402 - Applied Economics
HERDC Category C1 - Journal Article (DEST)
Abstract Governments and administrative agencies are likely to play critical roles in determining the success or failure of payments for environmental services (PES) that are directed at the poor. Using Vietnam as a case study, this article explores the roles, progress and likely impact of the government and the administration in the design and implementation of pro-poor PES. The article focuses on the extent to which it is possible to address the high transaction costs involved and the issue of insecure land tenure, as two major constraints to pro-poor PES. The discussion is based on a literature review, open-ended interviews, and a stakeholder workshop. Although pro-poor PES are welcomed by the government, their implementation is difficult because of overlapping structures and functions, critical gaps in PES policies and a limited understanding of them by decision makers, the private sector and communities. Multi-sectoral approaches and further studies to support policy development and capacity building at the local level are necessary to develop pro-poor PES.
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/pad.513   (check subscription with CDU E-Gateway service for CDU Staff and Students  check subscription with CDU E-Gateway in new window)
 
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