WAVES Annual Report 2013
The Global Partnership on Wealth Accounting and the Valuation of Ecosystem Services has made good progress on mainstreaming Natural Capital Accounting in national accounts and development planning. The 2013 Annual Report summarizes the momentum in five WAVES partner countries (Botswana, Colombia, Costa Rica, Madagascar, and the Philippines), as well as the widespread global interest in NCA. With the completion of the preparation phase, the five WAVES countries are ready to embark on their four-year work programs to use NCA in addressing their policy challenges. The WAVES partnership is set to expand with more than 60 countries expressing their commitment to NCA.