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We study how political institutions, political processes and political action shape and are shaped by democracy and rights, economic outcomes and social development.
News | 29 Jun 2012
Norway has invested more money in the forest protection programme REDD+ than any other donor country. Corruption concerns have been widely raised when it comes to REDD+. Will Norwegian investments be in vain?
Rule of law and environmental justice in the forests: The challenge of 'strong law enforcement' in corrupt conditions
U4 Issue | Jun 2013
Widespread illegal forest activities have contributed to deforestation, forest degradation, economic losses to nations and injustices for ...
REDD+, Forest governance, Corruption, Anti-corruption, Law enforcement, natural resource management, Indonesia, Cameroon
News | 7 Sep 2012
Learning the right lessons from past experiences with corruption in the forest sector is crucial to prevent broad undermining of REDD+.
U4 Issue | Jan 2013
Forest certification schemes regulate forest exploitation and trade across many countries. In the absence of a multilateral agreement on limiting ...
Anti-corruption, Corruption, Forest governance, Certification, natural resource management
News | 10 Jun 2010
CMI and LTS International will progressively assess the results of the Initiative. The real-time evaluation shall provide timely information and rapid learning opportunities.
Newspaper Op-Ed | Jan 2015
The protection of tropical forests is a hot topic, particularly in light of the pressing threat of global climate change. The 2014 UN Climate ...
REDD+, forest governance, climate governance, corruption, anti-corruption
Project | Nov 2011 - Oct 2014
Programmes designed to reduce emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD) intend to reward individuals, communities and countries ...
Forest governance, climate change, corruption, anti-corruption, DR Congo, Kenya, Philippines, Tanzania, Indonesia
REDD Integrity: Addressing governance and corruption challenges in schemes for reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD)
U4 Report | Feb 2011
Donor-backed programmes for Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD) intend to financially reward individuals, communities ...
natural resource management, corruption, forestry, REDD, DR Congo, Kenya, Tanzania
U4 Brief | Sep 2010
Innovative management of the Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC) forests is an international priority. It is important to promote socio-economic ...
natural resource management, DR Congo
Real-Time Evaluation of Norway's International Climate and Forest Initiative Contribution to Measurement, Reporting and Verification
Report in External Series | Dec 2013
The Government of Norway’s International Climate and Forest Initiative (NICFI), launched in December 2007, has pledged substantial development ...
Climate, Forests, REDD+, Development Aid, Evaluation, Democratic Republic of Congo, Guyana, Indonesia, Tanzania
U4 Issue | Feb 2015
Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+) has become a cornerstone of Indonesia’s forest sector policies. Given ...
REDD+, political economy, corruption, anti-corruption, forest governance, natural resource management, Indonesia
U4 Issue | Dec 2007
The forest industry has the potential to contribute to the economy and increase state revenues in many developing countries. The realisation ...
Corruption, natural resource management, World
U4 Issue | May 2011
Forest governance in the Philippines during the post-colonial period has involved protracted efforts to arrest and reverse patterns of overexploitation ...
natural resource management, REDD, corruption, Philippines
U4 Brief | Sep 2013
Project Leaf (Law Enforcement Assistance for Forests) was launched on 5 June, 2012 – on World Environment Day. It is an initiative ...
REDD, South America, Central America
U4 Issue | Mar 2015
Schemes for Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+) have emerged as a means to address deforestation trends in ...
REDD+, corruption, anti-corruption, forest governance
National-level corruption risks and mitigation strategies in the implementation of REDD+ in the Democratic Republic of the Congo: An overview of the current situation
U4 Issue | Apr 2015
The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is one of the first REDD+ target countries due its huge forest ecosystem potential. Since 2011, the ...
REDD+, Forest governance, Anti-corruption, Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo, natural resource management, Democratic Republic of Congo
Event | 15 Jun 2012
Will REDD+ improve forest governance and address corruption, or add to corruption problems leading to social, environmental and economic harm?
U4 Issue | Mar 2014
The government of Kenya, led by the Ministry of Environment, Water and Natural Resources, is developing a national REDD+ programme. The success ...
U4 Issue | Jan 2016
Vietnam has become a key target for donor REDD+ investments. It has been estimated that the forest and climate scheme could generate an annual ...
Senior Adviser (U4)
Lawyer specialized in illicit financial flows and natural resources, with a focus on forest, extractive, and wildlife
natural resources, extractive, forest, anti-corruption, compliance, transparency, environmental crimes