Payment for forest environmental services (PFES) is seen by Vietnamese policy makers as one of breakthroughs in forestry sector. PFES aims to enhance forest quality and forest quantity, improve local livelihood and contribute to overall socioeconomic development. Since 2008, PFES has contributed significant funding for forest protection and development throughout the country.
The USAID Vietnam Forests and Delta program is implemented by Winrock to support Vietnam's transition to more resilient and sustainable development. As part of this program, CIFOR provides research and training support for implementation of Payments for Forest Environmental Services (PFES).