While establishing effective and equitable benefit sharing mechanisms in the forest sector is clearly important, it has been a serious challenge in many countries. The major objective of this activity is to develop country road maps for benefit sharing arrangements using PROFOR’s Options Assessment Framework, which employs a participatory approach to analyze and improve benefit sharing arrangements. The technical assistance will target three countries in Latin America, Africa and East Asia
Methodological and sourcing changes could help improve World Bank forest data such as forest rents, net forest depletion, and forest wealth. Improved data and increased data usage could equip policymakers to better manage forest resources, improve forest governance, increase transparency in the rent captured, and ultimately lead to increased reinvestment of forest rents in other forms of capital to grow the total wealth of the country.
PROFOR is supporting a study that will contribute to the debate about the potential and constraints of community forestry approaches to strike a balance between forest management, livelihood enhancement and carbon sequestration in the context of emerging REDD+ architectures.
A compendium of evidence-based, forest governance data collection approaches could help countries decide between different options as they set out to respond to various requirements.
By examining several Bank forestry programs and projects, which have a significant forest governance focus, this report identifies the bottlenecks to improve tracking the impacts of forest governance interventions and suggests ways in which they can be removed and the capacity for impact evaluation strengthened.