WTP data for Suriname corrected

10. ANALYSE
3 Feb 2016

In January 2016, Aidspan published a report on willingness-to-pay commitments in 13 countries. An article about the report appeared in GFO.

Subsequently, we learned that the WTP commitment shown in the report for Suriname was incorrect. Rather than making a commitment of $1.5 million, Suriname made a commitment of $18.4 million.

Aidspan has corrected the figures in the report and has posted an updated version here (see The “Fair Share” of Shared Responsibility: An Aidspan Report on Willingness to Pay).

The incorrect amount for Suriname also appeared in the GFO article in a table. The corrected table is as follows:

Table: Actual WTP as a proportion of minimum WTP requirement ($ million)

Country

Minimum WTP requirement

Actual WTP commitment

WTP commitment as proportion of minimum WTP requirement

Iran

6.1 m

77.4 m

1275%

Thailand

32.7 m

309.5 m

946%

Suriname

2.3 m

18.4 m

800%

Botswana

8.6 m

68.0 m

789%

Costa Rica

1.5 m

11.2 m

762%

South Africa

139.5 m

1,000 m

748%

Bulgaria

3.1 m

14.5 m

468%

Ukraine

27.7 m

124.1 m

448%

Romania

3.8 m

12.2 m

317%

Belize

1.4 m

3.9 m

289%

Mauritius

1.5 m

4.4 m

286%

Fiji

1.6 m

4.3 m

265%

Jamaica

5.7 m

13.6 m

237%

 

The statement in the article that Suriname committed less than the minimum WTP requirement was incorrect.

Unrelated to the Suriname data, there was another error in the GFO article: The total WTP investment of the 13 countries in the study was $1.66 billion, not $1.88 billion.

Aidspan regrets any inconvenience caused by the incorrect information. 

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