by Lauren Goers Williams and Free De Koning - September 2016
This paper presents practical ideas for REDD+ countries to consider as they implement activities that establish or strengthen accountability mechanisms. It presents a general framework for evaluating the institutions, standards, and oversight mechanisms that most countries are developing as part...
Why REDD+ Needs To Be More Than An Economic Incentiveby Florence Daviet - April 2014
This issue brief explores the complicated realities of how accountability tools functioned in land-use planning, zoning, and permitting processes in a pair of case studies from Brazil and Indonesia and draws lessons for government or civil society designers of REDD+ programs.
Impacts and Next Stepsby Kemen Austin, Ariana Alisjahbana, Andika Putraditama, Fred Stolle, Taryono Darusman, Rachmat Boediono, Bambang Eko Budianto, Christian Purba, Giorgio Budi Indrarto and Erica Pohnan - January 2014
The authors identify opportunities for progress with the recently extended Indonesian forest moratorium, a policy aiming to protect an area the size of Japan from development.
The Governance of Forests Initiative Indicator Frameworkby Crystal Davis, Lauren Goers Williams, Sarah Lupberger and Florence Daviet - November 2013
This publication presents a revised version of the Governance of Forests Initiative (GFI) Indicator Framework, a comprehensive menu of indicators that can be used to diagnose strengths and weaknesses in forest governance. It updates the...
An Analysis of 32 REDD+ Country Readiness Proposalsby Lauren Goers Williams - April 2013
This working paper presents positive trends and overarching gaps in how countries designing programs to reduce emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD+) are proposing to address governance challenges. It can serve as a starting point to help governments, donors, and civil...
A Framework for Designing a National System to Implement REDD+ Safeguardsby Gaia Larsen and Florence Daviet - November 2012
During the design of REDD+, Parties recognized that REDD+ actions will likely not be sustainable unless they account for the role of local people and ecosystems. As a result, Parties defined seven “safeguards” to guide implementation of REDD+, among them transparency, participation, protection...
A Review of the World Bank Forest Carbon Partnership Facility Readiness Preparation Proposalsby Lauren Goers Williams, Crystal Davis, Sarah Lupberger and Florence Daviet - March 2012
This working paper provides regular updates of the Readiness Preparation Proposal (R-PPs) and National Programme Documents (NPDs) submitted by REDD+ Country Participants to the World Bank’s Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF) and to the United Nations’ Collaborative Programme on Reducing...
REDD+ Safeguard Information Systemby Gaia Larsen, Florence Daviet and Daniela Rey - February 2012
In June 2011, the UNFCCC Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technical Advice (SBSTA) requested input on a guidance document for its REDD+ "safeguard information system." 26 groups have submitted input to date; this Working Paper describes and summarizes those submissions....
Enhancing Coordination for More Effective Interim REDD+ Financingby Crystal Davis and Florence Daviet - November 2010
This working paper proposes several options for improved coordination of REDD+ financing at the national, bilateral and multilateral level. It identifies a need to balance improvements in coordination at the global level with the equal importance of promoting flexibility, learning, and country-...
An Illegal Logging Case Studyby Florence Daviet, Lauren Goers Williams, Kirsten Stasio, Larry MacFaul and Andrea Johnson - July 2010
This working paper explores the types of information and supporting data necessary to ensure that national strategies to reduce emissions are developed and implemented effectively. It does so by focusing on measures to address illegal logging, drawing on specific strategies and recommendations...