Assessing policy influences on people’s relationship to water ecosystem services: The Bolivian experience
The aim of this analysis is to understand how, and to what extent, policy and planning related to water ecosystem services impact on practice in Bolivia, and to identify how research efforts might improve the situation in future. The emphasis is less on policy and planning influences on delivery of water, and more on their influence over on-the-ground practices that affect the quantity and quality of water available and poverty. The impact of climate change thinking and evidence on relevant policies and practices is also analysed. The analysis explores the relative impacts, links and relationships between different policies and planning priorities over time and in different places. It explores the impact of research in these fields and concludes with assessment on where research is most needed and how its impact might be optimised.