Journal article

Creating an appropriate tenure foundation for REDD plus : The record to date and prospects for the future

William D Sunderlin, Claudio de Sassi, Erin O Sills, Amy E Duchelle, Anne M Larson, Ida Aju Pradnja Resosudarmo, Abdon Awono, Demetrius Leo Kweka, Ba Huynh Thu

WORLD DEVELOPMENT | PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD | Published : 2018

Abstract

Attention to tenure is a fundamental step in preparation for REDD+ implementation. Unclear and conflicting tenure has been the main challenge faced by the proponents of subnational REDD+ initiatives, and accordingly, they have expended much effort to remedy the problem. This article assesses how well REDD+ has performed in laying an appropriate tenure foundation. Field research was carried out in two phases (2010–2012 and 2013–2014) in five countries (Brazil, Peru, Cameroon, Tanzania, Indonesia) at 21 subnational initiatives, 141 villages (half targeted for REDD+ interventions), and 3,754 households. Three questions are posed: 1) What was the effect of REDD+ on perceived tenure insecurity of..

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Awarded by Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad)


Awarded by Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT)


Awarded by European Commission (EC)


Awarded by International Climate Initiative (IKI) of the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB)


Awarded by United Kingdom Department for International Development (UKAID)


Awarded by CGIAR Research Program on Forests, Trees and Agroforestry (CRP-FTA)


Funding Acknowledgements

This research is part of CIFOR's Global Comparative Study on REDD+ (www.cifor.org/gcs). The funding partners that have supported this research include the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad) [grant numbers QZA-10/0468, QZA-12/0882, QZA-16/0110], the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) [grant numbers 46167, 63560], the European Commission (EC) [grant number DCI-ENV/2011/269-520], the International Climate Initiative (IKI) of the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB) [grant number KI II 7 - 42206-6/75], the United Kingdom Department for International Development (UKAID) [grant number TF069018], and the CGIAR Research Program on Forests, Trees and Agroforestry (CRP-FTA) [grant number TF No. 069018], with financial support from the donors contributing to the CGIAR Fund. David Solis provided a valuable service in reviewing our methods for taking into account attrition of households over time.