In 2006, the World Initiative for Sustainable Pastoralism (WISP) published a Global Economic Review of Pastoralism, which highlighted some of the challenges in comprehensively valuing pastoralism and indicated some of the opportunities that were now available to improve understanding of different values. Based on that report, WISP identified 6 Civil Society partners that were interested in improving the valuations of pastoralism in their countries. Those partners attended a training workshop in Nairobi in February 2007 where a Conceptual Framework and a range of methodologies for Total Economic Valuation were presented. The six partners then conducted studies in their countries, primarily based on desk review and
analysis of secondary data, though in some cases the partners carried out primary research to examine specific values. The six country-partners were mentored in their studies by the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and this report, also prepared by ILRI, represents the global analysis of their findings.