Background and objectives
For more than ten years, the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) has been implementing the Global Comparative Study on REDD+ (GCS REDD+). The project builds on 21 years of CIFOR efforts to understand the causes of deforestation and forest degradation as well as to elaborate what can be done to reverse those trends in tropical countries. Through comparative studies of REDD+ implementation around the world, the GCS REDD+ project takes stock of international, national and subnational experiences to identify challenges and opportunities in designing and implementing REDD+ policies and projects. We are currently in our third phase, starting from 2017.
Myanmar has long been an important country and partner since the beginning of GCS REDD+ project. Hence, the opportunity to collaborate with Forest Research Institutes (FRI) and University of Forestry Myanmar (UoF) since 2017 to co-develop a country profile has been invaluable in understanding the context of REDD+. The Myanmar Country Profile is aimed to support decision makers by providing tools, information and analysis in assessing potential REDD+ impact. It will also provide the much needed critical analysis of REDD+ in terms of its effectiveness, efficiency and equity (3Es).
A National Consultation Workshop will take place on 4th March 2019 to disseminate findings on REDD+ study in Myanmar, as well as to capture feedback, updated knowledge and concerns from REDD+ stakeholders in the country.