Informing Natural Resource Policy Making Using Participatory Rapid Economic Valuation (PREV): The Case of the Togean Islands,Indonesia.

TitleInforming Natural Resource Policy Making Using Participatory Rapid Economic Valuation (PREV): The Case of the Togean Islands,Indonesia.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2004
AuthorsCannon J, Surjadi P
ContactAuthorasb@cgiar.org, j.cannon@conservation.org
JournalAgriculture, Ecosystems & Environment
Volume104
Start Page99
Pagination13
KeywordsConservation, decision-making, Economics, Indonesia, policy, valuation
AbstractThis paper presents participatory rapid economic valuation (PREV), a practical tool that: (1) provides decision-makers with enough information of adequate quality to guide land-use and development decisions; (2) helps ensure decisions reflect the best available research findings; (3) be widely applicable. In order to achieve these goals, PREV results must be credible to decision-makers, requiring that the methods, data and assumptions used be easily understood, transparent and perceived as reasonable. The economic valuation work should also be carried out in a participatory consensus-building fashion so that the knowledge of local stakeholders is fully utilized, and a wide range of decision-makers are aware of and agree with the findings. PREV must also be rapid enough to respond to real-world policy making time lines, easily carried out and inexpensive if it is to be widely used.
URLhttp://www.asb.cgiar.org/pdfwebdocs/AGEE_special_Cannon_Informing natural resource.pdf