Equitable Payments for Watershed Services: a Private/Public Patnership

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This Multi Phased Public/Private Partnership has completed 6 years of operation (December 2011). The WWF-CARE  Consortium has managed successfully a programme which addresses biodiversity conservation while promoting livelihood improvements among poor upstream communities. The Equitable Payments for Watershed  Services  programme  proposes an innovative finance mechanism linking poor communities upstream  (service providers) with public/private water users downstream  (service buyers).