Impacts of trade and investment on forest and people

Project leader Bethany Davies
Email B.CDavies@cgiar.org
Location Indonesia
Project status CLOSED
Project start 2016-01-01
Project end 2016-12-31
The German Attributed Funding allocated to RTI will contribute to 2 following activities: PEN The project will evaluate the outcomes of CIFOR’s research on Poverty and Environment Network (PEN). It will employ a theory-based approach to assess the change process from knowledge creation to the end of project outcomes. The first phase of PEN project was operated from 2004 (www.cifor.org/pen) up to 2011. In the first phase, The PEN researchers – mostly self-financed PhD students from developing countries -- completed data collection in 2010, meticulously quantifying household-level forest and environmental income data in 8000+ households from 50+ sites in 24 countries according to a centrally coordinated methodology. The second phase of PEN, started from 2013 up to now, has been focusing in transferring the knowledge produced by the first phase to the end users. Outcome of the second phase of PEN project are; Up-scaled forestry module for Living Standard Measurement Study (LSMS) surveys; Adaptation of poor households to climate anomalies and change; and Influencing the new World Bank Global Forestry Strategy. Using a theory of change as an organizing framework, the study will map and assess each step in the change process. A theory of change is going to be developed in a participatory way and will be tested qualitatively with the actors involved in the process. Fire and Haze: The project will evaluate the outcomes of CIFOR’s research on Political Economy of Fire and Haze: Mainstreaming long-term fire solutions and actions towards sustainable landscape governance (Fire and Haze). The Fire and Haze project objectives are (1) To equip national and sub-national actors with knowledge to effectively prevent fire and haze in Riau Province, Indonesia; (2) Support common action of ASEAN country members to achieve a vision of haze-free ASEAN by 2020. Furthermore, the targeted end of project outcome are (a) Improved understanding of causes of fire and haze; (b) Identified options to tackle underlying causes of fire and haze; (c) Champions in the Government are focusing on prevention fire by addressing the underlying causes. The evaluation will employ a theory-based approach to assess the change process from knowledge creation to the end of project outcomes. Using a theory of change as an organizing framework, the study will map and assess each step in the change process. A theory of change is going to be developed in a participatory way and will be tested qualitatively with the actors involved in the process.

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