The report on “Towards Ecosystem Accounting in Uganda” describes the results of the first iteration for experimental ecosystem accounts in Uganda. It indicates how information in ecosystem accounts could be used to support policy making and ecosystem management.
WAVES supported the Ministry of Tourism, Wildlife, and Antiquities (MTWA) to institute a Statistical and Economic Analysis of Uganda’s Tourism Expenditure and Motivation Survey to support government policies aimed at increasing tourism benefits, this analysis is based upon an exit survey of visitors to Uganda in the 2019 high season for tourism.
The Government of Uganda has been working to establish a new system of NCA. NCA is a standardized approach to measuring and valuing natural resources. It overcomes the limitations of traditional economic measurements, such as gross domestic product (GDP), that look primarily at income and not at wealth. It provides physical and monetary information about natural capital wealth as well as income and other benefit flows. As such, NCA is already helping to inform key policies and plans in Uganda.
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This report summarizes why the Zambian government believes that production of natural capital accounts is a priority and describes how they were produced with the support of the World Bank Wealth Accounting and Valuation of Ecosystem Services (WAVES) program.
Wealth Accounting and the Valuation of Ecosystem Services (WAVES) is a World Bank-led global partnership that aims to promote sustainable development by ensuring that natural resources are mainstreamed in development planning and national economic accounts.