World Bank for UNFF
An Input Paper to the UNFF (2003)
UNFF stands for the United Nations Forum on Forest. The Forum's support for sustainable forest management is guided by a Multi-Year Program of Work comprised of sixteen elements based on the proposals for action of the Intergovernmental Panel on Forests (IPF) and the Intergovernmental Forum on Forests (IFF).
At the third session of the UNFF (UNFF3), "Economic aspects of forests" was one of the major elements for discussion. To inform this discussion, the World Bank prepared an input paper providing a review of policy reforms, projects and programs at the national and international levels related to the economic aspects of forests. It also highlighted challenges and key areas where international agencies, especially the UNFF, could best assist countries to accelerate progress in achieving sustainable forest management in the future.
The paper provided the basis for the Secretary General's report for UNFF3. (The paper is also available in Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian and Spanish here).