This evaluation looks at the relevance, performance and sustainability of the project Strengthening Sustainable Private and Decentralised Forestry. The evaluation found that the project has proven relevant and effective in working with a range of stakeholders to enhance livelihoods of forest communities, contribute to gender equality and support environmental sustainability. This is anchored in the project’s holistic approach that brings together women and men and supports constructive cooperation between forest communities and both local and national authorities. Most activities are still at a pilot stage. Initial outcomes are promising, but impact will only be achieved if current activities are scaled up. Furthermore, influence on government policies has been slow, and progress towards a more appropriate institutional environment will be required to achieve more widespread and sustainable impact. Finally, support to private forest owners’ associations has been effective thus far, but in the future more attention is needed to strengthening their business orientation and rethinking how they provide services if sustainability is to be achieved.
Publicerad på webbplatsen: 2021-06-28
Publikationstyp: Utvärdering – Sida Decentralised Evaluation
Författare: Ian Christoplos, Valbona Ylli