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GFI Toolkit v2.0

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GFI Toolkit v2.0

  1. 1. GFI Toolkit v2.0
  2. 2. Remembering version 1….Core concepts 3 components 4 thematic 5 principles areas good governance of forests
  3. 3. Remembering version 1….Defining characteristicsCivil society ledQualitative yet evidence-basedComprehensive yet detailedGlobal benchmarks, locally adapted
  4. 4. The GFI Framework (V1) GOVERNANCE COMPONENTS Actors Rules PracticesGOVERNANCEPRINCIPLES OF GOOD Transparency Participation land tenure land use planning forest management Accountability revenue distribution and economic incentives Coordination Capacity Country Profile Indicators (key facts and quantitative information relating to forest sector outcomes and outputs)
  5. 5. GOVERNANCE COMPONENTS Forest Actors government institutions, Rules Practice Tenure international institutions, reform processes, policy content, law content implementation, administration, monitoring, enforcement, compliance civil society, private sector Government Legal Framework for Forest Forest Tenure Administration Capacity and coordination to Tenure Effective provision of administrative Transparency implement the forest tenure Recognition of a variety of services system different types of forest tenure Transparency of processes for awardingPRINCIPLES OF GOOD GOVERNANCE Capacity to design and Legal support and protection of forest utilization contracts administer forest utilization forest tenure Comprehensiveness of forest utilization Participation contracts Rules governing the sale and contracts Capacity of mechanisms to allocation of public forests resolve disputes over forest Roles and responsibilities for forest Forest Tenure Information tenure tenure administration Quality of forest tenure information Public accessibility of forest tenure Civil society Law and Policy Processes information Accountability Capacity to work on forest Coordination of land tenure laws tenure issues and policies with land use planning Community Forest Tenure Representation of and forest management objectives Recognition and resolution of community indigenous and other forest tenure claims in public forests customary institutions Participatory community mapping Coordination Dispute Resolution Effectiveness of dispute resolution mechanisms Capacity
  6. 6. Indicator MethodologyIndicator: Management of forest fundsDiagnostic Question: To what extent are forest funds managed in a transparent and accountable manner?Elements of Quality:• Clear authority for management• Inclusive process to set fund priorities• Transparent rules to guide spending decisions• Annual external auditing• Transparent financial reporting• Transparent monitoring of impacts
  7. 7. Pilot Phase Reflections• Core concepts resonate• Being comprehensive (i.e. 94 indicators!) isn’t easy• Country tailoring is essential• Kinks in the methodology• How to engage more potential users?
  8. 8. v2.0 Objectives easily user-friendly robust &adaptable & intuitive rigorous tool interface methodology
  9. 9. Revision StrategyImproved Revised Indicators More GuidanceOrganization • When to prioritize • Eliminate redundancies & fill • What to assess• Navigate & search gaps • How to assess• Prioritize & tailor• Communicate results • Clear & focused & tell stories diagnostic questions • Objective EOQs
  10. 10. 1.0 vs. 2.0what is the same, what is different? • Core concepts define scope Content • Eliminated redundancies & filled gaps • Indicators grouped under four thematic areas Structure • Within thematic areas, indicators grouped under 3-4 thematic “components” • Diagnostic questions + elements of qualityMethodology • Clearer and more focused indicators with improved guidance
  11. 11. Four Thematic Areas Tenure of Forest Land Forest Tenure and Resources Coordination of LandLand Use Planning Use Forest Institutions &Forest Management Decision-MakingForest Revenues & Forest Management & Incentives Enforcement
  12. 12. Core Components Forest ForestTenure of Forest Coordination of Institutions & Management &Land Resources Land Use Decision-Making Enforcement legal and policy managing sector legislative & community forest framework for impacts on executive tenure forest forests decision-making management forest agency private forest land use planning performance & forest ownership processes anti-corruption administration measures implementation state forest forest sector forest law of land use ownership financial practices enforcement polices/laws dispute resolution civil society and mechanisms the media
  13. 13. Indicator Index• Index listing indicators by “key terms”For example:1. Judiciary: see indicators 5, 20, 34, 352. Illegal logging: see indicators 2, 29, 68-703. Decentralization: see indicators….
  14. 14. Next Steps• Continuing to refine indicators and indicator guidance• External review and partner feedback• Publish GFI Toolkit v2.0
  15. 15. GFI Manual?• Broader guidance on how to design, implement, and use assessments of forest governance• For any potential user – not just GFI civil society partners• For any potential assessment tool – GFI is part of a larger suite of complementary tools and approaches
  16. 16. Your Inputs• Learn from different perspectives and experiences with implementing governance assessments and using information• Identify common challenges and needs for improved guidance Our Outputs • Compiled insights from the workshop • GFI Manual?

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