|Project leader||Christopher Martius|
|Location||Cameroon, Tanzania, Indonesia, Vietnam, Brazil, Peru|
This was the Phase 2 of CIFOR's Global Comparative Study on REDD+ that initiated in 2008. It comprised five research modules, i.e.: Module 1 that focused on the emerging of international and national policy regimes and global trade and investment patterns that can drive deforestation, including the international political economy of REDD+; Module 2 focused on ex post impact analysis to assess the 3E (effective, efficient and equitable) outcomes of REDD+ project site activities; Module 3 worked on MRV institutions and take a more integrated approach to MRV systems, which also intensified the field component of the work into new countries like Peru and Kenya; Module 4 focused on management at the landscape scale to facilitate adoption of low carbon emission policies and measures. The work of Module 4 also complemented the REALU research by CIFOR partner with a greater focus on carbon management and multilevel governance. This module addressed improved design of multilevel institutions, processes to overcome economic, and policy barriers to REDD+ implementation and other low carbon land use policies. Lastly, Module 5 supported the proactive dialogue and communication activities. It built dialogue with key policy makers, and communicate research products to them, for more effective influence and impact.
Core project activities implemented in the six countries that have become the focus of the project: Cameroon, Tanzania, Indonesia, Vietnam, Brazil and Peru. A subset of project activities will take place in Burkina Faso, DRC, Mozambique, Papua New Guinea, Nepal, Bolivia and Guyana. The REDD+ arena evolves quickly, so CIFOR maintain its flexibility to respond to opportunities in other countries as REDD+ unfolds over the life of the project.