Analysis of national forest programs for REDD+ implementation in six south and southeast Asia countries

Abrar J. Mohammed*, Makoto Inoue, Ganesh P. Shivakoti, Tapan K. Nath, Mohammed Jashimuddin, Mangala De-Zoysa, Hari Kaskoyo, Juan M. Pulhin, Rose J. Peras

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Aim of study: To facilitate REDD+ implementation and identify relevant attributes for robust REDD+ policies, this study evaluated and synthesized information from national forest programs in South and Southeast Asian countries. Area of study: Data was collected from six countries: Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Bangladesh, Philippines, India and Thailand. Methods: The data sources for the evaluation was an in-depth desk review of relevant documents and focus group discussion among experts from each study country. Main results: We found out that diverse factors may influence program feasibility and the ability to achieve ‘triple benefits’: the nature of the forest targeted by the policy, the characteristics of the population affected by the policy, attributes of the policy instrument and the different actors involved. Research highlights: We argue that national policies and programs targeted for REDD+ implementation should focus on the identified features to achieve REDD+ goals.

Original languageEnglish
Article numbere061
JournalForest Systems
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes


  • Policy evaluation
  • Policy instruments
  • Southeast Asia
  • Triple benefits

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Forestry
  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Soil Science


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