Design of a REDD-compliant Benefit Distribution System for Viet Nam
"Viet Nam is one of nine countries where the UN-REDD Programme is supporting the development of REDD+ readiness. In preparing for REDD+, there are several elements that need to be addressed in the “components of readiness”. Of these, the Government of Viet Nam (GoV) identified the design of a transparent and equitable benefit distribution system (BDS) as a priority for UN-REDD support. This is innovative because so few countries have looked at how benefits should be distributed. It is also courageous because, unlike carbon monitoring and other technical challenges, it raises potentially sensitive governance issues."