Ecosystem services for local development

Evaluation of pilot program on payment for forest environmental services in Vietnam and policy implications for Lao PDR and Cambodia

This research project is to evaluate the performance and impacts of the pilot program for payment of forest environmental services, which has been implemented in Lam Dong province of Vietnam since 2008, and to evaluate its potential for adoption in Laos and Cambodia.


Challenges in managing the “forest commons” in the Mekong Region

Forest resources with common pool characteristics face new and complex challenges in sustainable management, was the message that emerged from the SEI-SUMERNET roundtable on “Forest Commons in a Rapidly Changing Mekong”.


SUMERNET partners engage policymakers and contribute to key messages at the 2nd Asia Pacific Water Summit 2013

SEI-Asia and SUMERNET convened two technical workshops in the 2nd Asia Pacific Water Summit (APWS) in Chiang Mai, 16-20 May 2013, that highlighted the theme of “Water Security and Water-related Disaster Challenges: Leadership and Commitment”.