Administering Contingent Valuation Surveys in Developing Countries

In this paper I discuss some of the issues that have arisen and some of the lessons learned over the last ten years about administering CV surveys in developing countries. The discussion is organized around five distinct issues:  (1) ethical problems in conducting contingent valuation surveys; (2) explaining what a contingent valuation study is all about; (3) interpreting responses to contingent valuation questions; (4) setting referendum prices; and (5) constructing joint public-private CV scenarios. This list is not meant to be exhaustive, but it will hopefully provide the reader with insights into some of the issues involving in conducting CV surveys in developing countries.



Economy and Environment Program for Southeast Asia