Ecosystem Value Estimation
This tool calculates value ranges for ecosystems and their services based on 508 assessments conducted
in the Lower Mekong Basin. Results are presented as value ranges for
each ecosystem type,
the annual and the multi-year sum over all ecosystem types (we use hyperbolic discounting to calculate the total economic value for a 25-year period), and
the three main types of services: Provisioning Services, Regulatory Services, & Cultural Services.
Further details are described in this technical document
To conduct a site specific ecosystem services valuation in the Lower Mekong Subregion, please see
This tool was developed by MERFI. Please contact Alex Smajgl (MERFI) or Shannon Dugan (DAI) if you have questions or if you want us to include valuation results from 2014 or later.
This online tool has been made possible by the support of the American People through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). It was prepared for the USAID-funded Mekong Adaptation and Resilience to Climate Change Project by DAI and Mekong Region Futures Institute (MERFI). The contents and opinions expressed herein are those of author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the USAID or the US Government.