Small Research Grants Research Reports

Small Research Grants (SRG) Research Report

Cambodia is rich in natural resources that support the livelihood of many people, especially the indigenous peoples living in or adjacent to protected areas. The Virachey National Park, the largest national park in Cambodia, is home to the Brou, the Kavet, and other indigenous communities. This study conducted an economic…
Payment for ecosystem services (PES) is an emerging scheme in resource conservation, which has been recognized in the Philippines as a viable approach to environmental conservation. Although the Philippines still lacks a national policy that provides a framework for establishing PES, there are various policies that may provide an enabling…
This study aimed to assess the willingness to pay of the local communities in urban and suburban Yangon for waste disposal management. It explored the current solid waste management (SWM) program in the targeted city’s central business district (CBD) and its periphery. The study also gauged the residents’ level of…
PES programs have been implemented in PES and PES-like forms in Cambodia focusing on watershed, biodiversity conservation, recreation/landscape beauty, and carbon sequestration and storage. The Royal Government of Cambodia, development partners, international organizations, local NGOs, local governmental units, and households have been involved in implementing PES and PES-like programs. To…
Apo Island is one of the world’s best known successful community-organized marine protected sanctuaries. However, increasing population and tourism-related activities in the island have resulted to environmental problems. This study aimed to estimate the recreational value of Apo Island. Using the travel cost method, the consumer surplus or the net…
This report aims to review PES implementation in Thailand and Lao PDR and to draw lessons from the case studies. In the Thailand, most of the funds for natural resources conservation are primarily CSR investments. Investors do not directly benefit from the ecosystems services they are paying for; donations have…
This study conducts an empirical investigation of the various factors driving business compliance with environmental regulations in Vietnam using data from three rounds of the Small and Medium Enterprises Survey. Results show that knowledge about environmental law has a robust and substantial association with business compliance behaviors. In contrast, the…
Gleaning for edible seafood on shallow reef flats during low tides is an important form of subsistence fisheries in the Philippines. As yields from artisanal, gear-based fisheries continue to decline, coastal residents become increasingly dependent on gathering of invertebrates and seaweed to supplement family incomes and put food on the…
This study aimed to understand the legal basis for PES in Indonesia and the possible challenges in its future implementation, to review relevant studies and summarize the findings into a PES database for Indonesia, and to observe a number of PES sites in the country. There are 14 policies and…
This study brought a lab experiment to the field by using an experimental method that tested the role of leadership in solving social dilemmas in the rural areas of Vietnam. The authors adopted the experiment design of Velez, Stranlund, and Murphy (2009) and Rivas and Sutter (2009) to examine the…
This study used the Ricardian approach to examine the economic impacts of climate change on crop production in the coastal provinces of the Vietnam Mekong Delta. The authors conducted a regression analysis of the net farm revenue against climate, soil, inundation, irrigation, and other socioeconomic variables in order to examine…
The province of Iloilo was one of the areas most heavily affected by Typhoon Frank in June 2008. This study aimed to understand the immediate and long-term measures adopted by Iloilo households and communities to adapt to and cope with the impacts of extreme climate-induced events, particularly typhoon and flooding.…
This study assessed the local climate change adaptation strategies used in two Philippine municipalities: Labo, Camarines Sur and Gubat, Sorsogon. Results indicate that, in nominal terms, the total value of damage due to the most recent disaster experienced by the Labo households at the time of the study amounted to…
Economy and Environment Program for Southeast Asia