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Forests Sourcebook: Practical Guidance for Sustaining Forests in Development Cooperation

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The 'Forests Sourcebook' provides practical operations-oriented guidance for forest sector engagement toward the goals of poverty reduction, conservation and economic development. Intended to guide World Bank lending activities and projects, the 'Forests Sourcebook' offers information useful to a broad audience of practitioners, government agencies, and non-governmental organizations. The 'Sourcebook was developed in partnership with members of the Collaborative Partnership on ...
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Overview

The 'Forests Sourcebook' provides practical operations-oriented guidance for forest sector engagement toward the goals of poverty reduction, conservation and economic development. Intended to guide World Bank lending activities and projects, the 'Forests Sourcebook' offers information useful to a broad audience of practitioners, government agencies, and non-governmental organizations. The 'Sourcebook was developed in partnership with members of the Collaborative Partnership on Forests, including the Food and Agriculture Organization.

The 'Sourcebook' provides background on key issues, lessons learned, and recommendations for practitioners on a number of topics including private sector engagement, forest governance, sustainable plantation and commercial harvesting, and forest information management systems.

Giving insight into the complex interplay between different realms of development work that effect or are affected by forests, the 'Forests Sourcebook' is a valuable tool for any stakeholder involved in development or business projects that could have impact on forests.

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A User's Guide to the Forests Sourcebook

Introduction Opportunities and Challenges in the Forest Sector 1

Pt. I Priority Themes and Operational Aspects

Ch. 1 Forests for Poverty Reduction 15

Note 1.1 Mainstreaming the Role of Forests in Poverty Alleviation: Measuring Poverty-Forest Linkages 25

Note 1 2 Community-Based Forest Managemen 30

Note 1.3 Indigenous Peoples and Forests 39

Note 1.4 Property and Access Rights 49

Note 1.5 Making Markets Work for the Forest-Dependent Poor 56

Ch. 2 Engaging the Private Sector in Forest Sector Development 63

Note 2.1 Company-Community Partnerships 71

Note 2.2 Small and Medium Enterprises 77

Note 2.3 Innovative MarketingArrangements: Payments for Environmental Services 85

Ch. 3 Meeting the Growing Demand for Forest Products: Plantation Forestry and Harvesting Operations in Natural Forests 93

Note 3.1 Mainstreaming Conservation Considerations into Productive Landscapes: Applying High-Conservation-Value Tools 104

Note 3.2 Forest Certification Systems 113

Note 3.3 Forest Plantations in World Bank Operations 117

Ch. 4 Optimizing Forest Functions in a Landscape 123

Note 4.1 Integrated Forest Landscape Land-Use Planning 132

Note 4.2 Assessing Outcomes of Landscape Interventions 139

Note 4.3 Using Adaptive Management to Improve Project Implementation 143

Ch. 5 Improving Forest Governance 151

Note 5.1 Decentralized Forest Management 159

Note 5.2 Reforming Forest Institutions 166

Note 5.3 Strengthening Legal Frameworks in the Forest Sector 173

Note 5.4 Strengthening Fiscal Systems in the Forestry Sector 180

Note 5.5 Addressing Illegal Logging and Other Forest Crime 189

Ch. 6Mainstreaming Forests into Development Policy and Planning 203

Note 6.1 Using National Forest Programs to Mainstream Forest Is 214

Note 6.2 Prospects for Using Policy Lending to Proactively Enable Forest Sector Reforms 221

Note 6.3 Identifying the Need for Analysis on Forests in Development Policy Reforms 229

Note 6.4 Assessing Cross-Sector Impacts: Use of CEAs and SEAs 238

Ch. 7 Monitoring and Information Systems for Forest Management 247

Note 7.1 National Forest Inventories 257

Note 7.2 Establishing Forest Management Information Systems 263

Note 7.3 Spatial Monitoring of Forests 274

Pt. II Guidance on Implementing Forests Policy Op 4.36

Ch. 8 Introduction to the World Bank Forests Policy 287

Ch. 9 Applying Forests Policy OP 4.36 291

Ch. 10 Consultation and Communication in Forest Sector Activities 319

Ch. 11 Forest Certification Assessment Guide: Summary on Use 335

Ch. 12 Applying OP 4.10 on Indigenous Peoples 347

Index 359

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