REDD+ aims to achieve a defined impact – reduced emissions – and payments may be made based on performance towards achieving this goal. This implies that there must be assessments of the results of REDD+ programmes. In the medium-term, most payments will be for readiness and policy reforms, rather than proven emissions reductions. Hence good performance indicators are critical for all three REDD+ phases, in particular for phase 2 where the focus is on policy performance. Valuable lessons on governance indicators can be learned from the aid sector: avoid seeking the perfect indicator and use expert judgment extensively.
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- Climate Change
- Climate change mitigation and REDD+
- Accelerating rates of deforestation and forest degradation
Angelsen, A., Brockhaus, M., Sunderlin, W.D. and Verchot, L. (eds). 2012. Analysing REDD+: Challenges and choices. 247-260
Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR)
Wertz-Kanounnikoff, S.; McNeill, D.