The proposed policy and advisory technical assistance (TA) was requested from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) during the 2012 country programming review mission by the Governemnt of the People's Republic of China (PRC) through the Hunan Provincial Chang- Zhu- Tan (CZT) Resource-Conserving and Environment-Friendly Society Office Office (RES) of the Hunan provincial government. The environmental status and threats to water quality and abundance in the Xiangjiang river watershed will be analyzed to help develop a specific eco-compensation mechanism and policy. Economic analyses will help prioritize recommendations concerning environmentally sustainable natural resource and land use necessary for the implementation of an eco-compensation scheme. A TA reconnaissance mission was conducted on 15-18 March 2013.
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