This study would not have been possible without the technical supervision and financial support provided by the EC-FAO Partnership Programme on Information and Analysis for Sustainable Forest Management: Linking National Efforts on South Asia and Southeast Asia. As such, my first expression of thanks goes to Thomas Enters and Parijat Chuntaketta.
The authors of the ten country reports made the most valuable contribution to this regional study. I would like, therefore, to acknowledge the substantial efforts of the following national consultants in collecting wood energy data and preparing the country studies: Sok Bung Heng (Cambodia); Pradeep Khana (India); Oukham Phiathep (Lao PDR); Koh Mok Poh (Malaysia); S. M. Amatya, D. L. Shrestha, D. K. Kharal and R. P. Ghimere (Nepal); Muhammad Iqbal Sial (Pakistan); Elizabeth Remedio and Terrence Bensel (Philippines); Upali Daranagama and A. Abeywardena (Sri Lanka); Sriluk Tatayanon (Thailand), and Nguyen Chi Trung (Viet Nam).
Thanks should also be extended to Miguel Trossero (FOPH) for providing additional technical supervision, and to other colleagues from FAO for providing comments, suggestions and valuable words of encouragement, especially Patrick Durst (RAPO), Ma Qiang (FONS), and Rudi Drigo (FOPH).