Feasibility of payments for watershed services. Part I: A methodological review and survey of experiences in India and Asia
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The following report is a literature review in the India PES Project “Development of Integrated Tools and Consulting Services for Watershed Management, and Payments for Environmental Services in India”, supported by the Royal Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA). This report (Part I) contains a review of seminal papers on Payments for Ecosystem Services. The literature is reviewed for feasibility criteria of establishing PES with a focus on watershed services. The feasibility criteria reviewed include biophyiscal, institutional and economic constraints on the establishment of systems for payments of watershed services (PWS). Examples of currently functioning PWS are reviewed from India and Asia.