Collecting Evidence of FLEGT-VPA Impacts for Improved FLEGT Communication: Synthesis Report

This report gathers evidence of impacts of the Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA) process of the Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade Action Plan (FLEGT) so far, across a sample of three countries (Cameroon, Ghana, and Indonesia) and four thematic areas (Sustainable forest management and forest conditions; Relation and development of the formal and informal forest sector; Jobs and employment; Law enforcement and compliance). One of the first findings of this study is that there is progress on many VPA-related targets and that for most of these observed changes, VPA contribution is generally positive and rarely negative. Using a similar approach in the three selected countries allows us to get a more global picture and provide a useful tool to assess VPA impact more globally, and it allows lessons to be derived for other VPA countries as well as for the VPA process itself.

Desk reviews for Indonesia, Cameroon, and Ghana are also available through the VPA library:
Cameroon: https://vpa-library.cifor.org/user/publication/227
Ghana: https://vpa-library.cifor.org/user/publication/226
Indonesia: https://vpa-library.cifor.org/user/publication/225
  • AUTHORS

    Cerutti, P.O.; Goetghebuer, T.; Leszczynska, N.; Newbery, J.; Breyne, J.; Dermawan, A.; Mauquoy, C.; Tabi, P.P.; Tsanga, R.; Der Ploeg, L.V.; Wathelet, J-M.

  • COUNTRY

    Cameroon, Ghana, Indonesia

  • PUBLICATION YEAR

    2020

  • PUBLICATION TYPE

    Published report

  • DOI / SOURCE LINK

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  • SHARED BY

    Martin Susilo