The Deliberative Monetary Valuation method (DMV) is one type of environmental valuation technique that allows valuation of the benefits that ecosystems provide to humans. This protocol sets out key steps for conducting the DMV method as well as important considerations of its application. It is particularly aimed at non-academics – environmental practitioners especially – interested in independently valuing and/or discussing values of ecosystem services.The protocol uses peatland restoration as an example, but it is applicable to any kind of ecosystem.
The protocol and the video below will guide you through the process. The downloads further down the page are resources that you will need to carry out your own DMV workshop – some are guidance notes, others are template documents for you to adjust to suit your needs.
When using any of the resources, please credit us appropriately: This document is support material for the Deliberative Valuation Protocol developed by the iCASP team. Document to be cited as: Ferré, M., Tyllianakis, E., Martin-Ortega, J. 2020. Deliberative Monetary Valuation for practitioners – A protocol for the estimation of benefits from ecosystem restoration. Report of the Yorkshire Integrated Catchment Solutions Programme (iCASP), Leeds.
This video is a training session that was provided to several practitioners involved in ecosystem restoration in the use of the DMV method. It has been edited so only contains members of iCASP staff and the material presented at the training held on 7 July 2020.
Download the Deliberative Monetary Valuation protocol: please enter your organisation’s name and your email address below:
Download essential resources to carry out the DMP method (click on title of resource to download)
Consent form – This will need to be tailored depending upon your procedure
Socio-economic questionnaire – Questionnaire to gather participants’ socio-economic variables (for Part B – phase 2)
Powerpoint presentation template – Provides background information (peatland case) to be tailored depending upon interest and audience (for Part B – phase 6.1)
Valuation card – This will need to be tailored depending upon your site and procedure. This is for a general population
Guidance for designing the valuation card – Guidance for how to use the valuation card and what information to include in it.
Sampling template and guidelines – This file uses ONS data and will help you understand what your sample should look like in relation to the key criteria of your target population (Excel file).
Sample dataset and example – Spreadsheet with guidance on how to calculate Willingness to Pay (WTP) (Excel file).
Q method guidance and template – This includes the statements and the Q-grid and guidance on how to carry it out (for Part B – phase 6.1).