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A woman holding a mobile phone in one hand and cash in the other smiles at the camera.

In January 2019 in Lam Dong Province, a woman successfully withdraws cash from a distribution point in her village using her mobile phone through Vietnam's Payments for Forest Environmental Services (PFES) mechanism. The PFES program addresses climate change by providing financial compensation to people living in the forest to protect and improve the landscape. The USAID/Vietnam’s Vietnam Forests and Deltas project improves the transparency and accountability of PFES by supporting the transition from cash-based payments to electronic payments. The Vietnam Forests and Deltas project is implemented by Winrock International in cooperation with the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development of Vietnam.

Woman in Lam Dong, Vietnam withdraws cash using electronic payment for ecosystem services

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Country Vietnam
Topics Natural Resource Management

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