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Valuing Environmental Services Using Contingent Valuation Method

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  • Duangmany Luangmany

    (Environmental Training Center and the Environment Research Institute)

  • Souphandone Voravong

    (Environmental Training Center and the Environment Research Institute)

  • Kaisorn Thanthathep

    (Environmental Training Center and the Environment Research Institute)

  • Daovinh Souphonphacdy

    (Environmental Training Center and the Environment Research Institute)

  • Malabou Baylatry

    (Environmental Training Center and the Environment Research Institute)

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    Abstract

    This paper presents the results of two studies in Lao PDR that assessed people's willingness to pay (WTP) using the Contingent Valuation Methodology (CVM). The first study investigated the WTP of residents for the sustainable development and maintenance of urban parks in the city using Saysetha Park as the case study. In this study residents expressed that urban parks are very important to them as they are areas for relaxation and areas to conserve urban biodiversity. The WTP survey revealed that the residents' mean WTP is 10,741kip/month/household. With this amount, it was estimated that a monthly water bill surcharge of 3,000/kip/month/household may be recommended to maintain urban parks. The second study assessed the WTP for biodiversity conservation and sustainability in the Houay Nhang Protected Area. Using CVM, the WTP responses showed that the monthly contribution that would be acceptable to the people is 5,000 kip. The logit regression shows that this WTP value is influenced by bid prices, gender, and educational levels. The respondents recognized the importance of the protected area for environmental and biodiversity protection.

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    Paper provided by Economy and Environment Program for Southeast Asia (EEPSEA) in its series EEPSEA Special and Technical Paper with number tp200910t4.

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    Date of creation: Oct 2009
    Date of revision: Oct 2009
    Handle: RePEc:eep:tpaper:tp200910t4

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    Keywords: contingent valuation; Lao PDR;

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