A Review of the World Bank Forest Carbon Partnership Facility Readiness Preparation Proposals
"This working paper is part of a series of regular updates reviewing the Readiness Preparation Proposals (R-PPs) submitted by REDD+ Country Participants to the World Bank‟s Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF). We analyze the R-PPs in order to assess how countries are dealing with fundamental issues of forest governance that undermine efforts to reduce deforestation and forest degradation in REDD+ countries. Without addressing these issues it will be difficult, if not impossible, to reduce deforestation and degradation, mitigate risks of leakage and non-permanence, and ensure that social and environmental safeguards are met. This working paper is intended to provide REDD+ country governments, their citizens, and other FCPF stakeholders with objective information on critical governance issues in order to help them evaluate and strengthen their countries‟ readiness activities being planned or underway. This working paper includes new analyses of the six R-PPs recently submitted by Argentina, Costa Rica, Kenya, Nepal, Republic of Congo and Tanzania for formal consideration at the upcoming sixth FCPF Participants Committee (PC) meeting in Georgetown, Guyana from 28 June – 1 July 2010. Past analyses of R-PPs previously submitted by Democratic Republic of Congo, Ghana, Guyana, Indonesia, Madagascar, Mexico, Panama and Suriname can be accessed online at: http://www.wri.org/gfi ."
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