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September 29, 2017
PROFOR will join the FLARE Annual Meeting 2017 to present the Forest-SWIFT tool and findings from its application in Turkey. The Forest-SWIFT tool facilitates data gathering to track and understand poverty and forest dependence.  
September 28, 2017
The joint FIP-FCPF Knowledge Day brought together some 150 participants from over 40 countries in Luang Prabang, Lao PDR on Sept 28, 2017 in conjunction with Forest Investment Program (FIP) and Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF) pilot country and country participant annual reporting and planning meetings. This event focused on knowledge sharing and joint learning on a wide range of topics such as engaging private sector in landscape programs, small and medium forest enterprise financing for sustainable forest management, successes and challenges in combating illegal logging, and...
August 28, 2017
The Society for Ecological Restoration (SER) hosted its seventh biennial World Conference in Foz do Iguassu, Paraná, Brazil from 27 August to 1 September 2017 in partnership with the Brazilian Society for Ecological Restoration (SOBRE) and the Ibero-American & Caribbean Society for Ecological Restoration (SIACRE). Participants represented an array of sectors—government agencies, intergovernmental organizations, NGOs, and the private sector—with a wide range of professional expertise in the natural and social sciences, landscape architecture, environmental engineering, urban and regional...
October 26, 2016
FAO, CIFOR, IFRI, LSMS and PROFOR of the World Bank jointly launched the sourcebook ‘’National socioeconomic surveys in forestry: guidance and survey modules for measuring the multiple roles of forests in household welfare and livelihoods” in Rome on October 27. Seeing the Forests and the Trees by Gwendolyn Stansburry on the Data Blog provides an overview of the sourcebook, as does the PROFOR story A new Survey Tool Promises to Raise the Profile of Forests in National Development Agendas.
August 31, 2016
At the 2016 IUCN World Conservation Congress, PROFOR participated in sessions on Implementing the World Bank Group Forest Action Plan (FAP) and on Who Benefits, How much? How to adequately measure human welfare impacts in forest conservation initiatives. A new Forest SWIFT (Survey of Wellbeing via Instant and Frequent Tracking) tool being developed as part of the PROFOR forests and poverty program was presented at both session and the PROFOR Forest Governance Tool was highlighted at the session on implementing the FAP.