Use of coastal economic valuation in decision making in the Caribbean: Enabling conditions and lessons learned

Use of coastal economic valuation in decision making in the Caribbean: Enabling conditions and lessons learned

Primary Country: Caribbean
Ecosystem: multiple
Sample Value Estimates:
Enabling conditions for increased use of valuations in decision making include: (a) identification of a clear policy question (b) strong stakeholder engagement and local partnerships (c) strategic communications (d) good governance with strong institutions (e) clear presentation of methods, assumption, and limitations.
Methodology: From January 2012 to August 2014, WRI and MESP conducted semi-structured interviews with 37 marine conservation and valuation experts, to identify additional coastal valuations in the Caribbean that had been used in decision making.
Region: Americas and Europe

Publication information

Waite, R. B. Kushner,M. Jungwiwattanaporn,E. Gray,L. Burke “Use of coastal economic valuation in decision making in the Caribbean: Enabling conditions and lessons learned” Ecosystem Services 11: 45-55, 2014

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