Collecting Evidence of FLEGT-VPA Impacts for Improved FLEGT Communication

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This report gathers evidence of impacts of the Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA) process of the Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade Action Plan (FLEGT) so far, across a sample of three countries (Cameroon, Ghana, and Indonesia) and four thematic areas (Sustainable forest management and forest conditions; Relation and development of the formal and informal forest sector; Jobs and employment; Law enforcement and compliance). One of the first findings of this study is that there is progress on many VPA-related targets and that for most of these observed changes, VPA contribution is generally positive and rarely negative. Using a similar approach in the three selected countries allows us to get a more global picture and provide a useful tool to assess VPA impact more globally, and it allows lessons to be derived for other VPA countries as well as for the VPA process itself.
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