The Project for Ecosystem Services (ProEcoServ) is a GEF-funded umbrella project aiming at piloting the bundling of ecosystem services and the integration of ecosystem services approaches into resource management and decision making. The overall goal of the project is to better integrate ecosystem assessment and economic valuation of ecosystem services into sustainable national development planning.

Building on studies undertaken as part of the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment (MA), five countries will focus on a) site-specific assessments; b) close involvement of national and local stakeholders; and c) tools, models and methods for decision makers and policy implementation to mainstream ecosystem management approaches into national development policies.

The project will lead to developing capacities of decision makers, users and beneficiaries of ecosystem services to assess trade-offs and development choices that contribute to strengthened biodiversity and ecosystem resilience, and to develop and apply appropriate ecosystem management tools within sectoral planning frameworks and macroeconomic planning models.