Valuation of ecosystem services in Myanmar


Engaged through the Australian Water Partnership NCEconomics led this complex project to develop the understanding of the economic values attributable to the Ayeyarwady River Basin (ARB) in Myanmar through  ecosystem services. The ARB is a significant and defining landmark in Myanmar, expanding more than 400,000 square kilometres (approximately 59% of the country’s total landmass) with a population of approximately 33.2 million (or 64% of the country’s population). Our work focused on the valuation of primary ecosystem services, including: irrigation, inland water transport, fisheries and aquaculture, potable water supply, biodiversity, and ecotourism. Our findings are being used to provide insight for assessing the planning, management, and investment options for the ARB’s future.