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Executive Summary
Project Proposal
» Background
» Goal and Objectives
» Scope of the review
» Methodology
» Outputs
Process and Schedule
è Suggested structure of synthesis
Suggested structure of synthesis
(can be adapted to fit the country situations)

  • Introduction
    Background, Objectives of study, Study focus, Methods, Study areas, Partners

  • History and state of forestland degradation (3 levels - for the country in general, then for Southern China, and then for the provinces of interest)

    Could include assessment of area, location and distribution, direct (e.g. overlogging) and underlying causes (e.g. decentralization) of degradation, current condition of the land, land use and user information, legal status, gaps in information, trends.

    Sources of information: Literature review, Analysis of Database I.
  • Historical overview of policies and programs that affected forest rehabilitation
    Assessment of their role and evolution as incentives or disincentives to forest rehabilitation
  • History and characteristics of rehabilitation (3 levels - for the country in general, then for Southern China, and then for the provinces of interest)

    • Categorization, description and analyses of key features of rehabilitation initiatives based on the project databases
    • Changing profile of rehabilitation and the underlying driving forces over time
    • General success or failure and reasons why
    • Matching particular rehabilitation strategies with particular conditions or a range of conditions where they became successful
    • Key constraints and opportunities
    • Gaps in knowledge

    Sources of information: Analysis of Database I and II, Literature review.

  • Impacts and lessons learnt
    Productivity, livelihood, environmental outcomes of rehabilitation initiatives comparing conditions pre-project to short time after start to long term trends. Also consideration of long-term sustainability and adoption. Relating outcomes to the underlying reasons and potential solutions. Deriving major lessons.
    Sources of information: Analysis of Database I and II, Literature review.

  • Future planned rehabilitation efforts
    Assessment of future planned efforts and their appropriateness and potential sustainability based on lessons learnt.

  • Conclusions
    Include recommendations/proposals based on lessons learnt


  • References
 
     
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