- Environment and climate change
- Data and development
Starting in 2019, the CIFOR-ADE partnership has conducted a study on the impacts of the EU-FLEGT Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA) in seven countries: Cameroon, Ghana, Indonesia, Republic of Congo, Côte d’Ivoire, Guyana and Honduras. The synthesis report is now ready and available here. The seven individual country reports are available here. The main conclusions of the study are also available on the Forest News website. This intensive exercise has led to the creation of an open access library of documentation related to VPA impacts (hosted by the CIFOR website).
This study synthesizes qualitative and quantitative evidence of the EU-FLEGT Voluntary Partnership Agreement’s (VPA) impacts across seven countries. These countries are at different stages of the VPA process – from negotiation to implementation to issuance of Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT) licenses.
ADE designed an approach to collect baseline and impact measurement in the VPA countries. The team developed a cross-country approach including a key experience based survey (~100 participants per country) using ADE’s innovative data collection tool: Computer Assisted Personal Interview in Group (CAPI-G®), which has proven to be efficient and reliable. The quantitative data collection was also complemented by a thorough desk review for each of the seven countries. This intensive exercise has led to the creation of an open access library with documentation related to VPA impacts (hosted by the CIFOR website). By studying countries at different stages, findings allow for global lessons to be learned across different geographies and time. The main conclusions of the study are available on the Forest News website.