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Strengthening forest law enforcement and governance : addressing a systemic constraint to sustainable development (English)

This report takes stock of current approaches in promoting forest law enforcement and governance and seeks to help better frame discussion on ways forward at national, regional and international levels. The report outlines ways forward for combating illegal logging and other types of forest crime in the context of a strategy of promoting economically, environmentally and socially sustainable forestry in client countries. Chapter 2 discusses the nature and modalities of forest law and the specific kinds of forest crimes that have gained international attention, and defines the boundaries of forest law enforcement and governance. Chapter 3 discusses the key regional and international efforts to facilitate and support forest law enforcement and governance and their achievements and the challenges they face. Chapter 4 then describes the World Bank's experience in this area, including its broader efforts in supporting "good governance". It identifies areas where synergies within the World Bank might be achieved. Chapter 5 lays out a causal model of forest crime and a classification scheme for potential interventions. It then presents a forward looking approach to improving forest law enforcement and governance based on a framework that can be used to inform and structure analytic work and discussions at the country level and can help identify areas where international support can effectively complement country level efforts in general. Finally, Chapter 6 concludes with thoughts regarding putting such an approach into practice.

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Strengthening forest law enforcement and governance : addressing a systemic constraint to sustainable development (English). Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group. http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/330441468161667685/Strengthening-forest-law-enforcement-and-governance-addressing-a-systemic-constraint-to-sustainable-development