Andean Countries: A Strategy for Forestry - I of V

Programmes and Projects

Andean Countries: A Strategy for Forestry

Volume I of V


World Bank
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
Rome, 2006


This study has two overarching goals. First, it provides a critical review of the main features, threats, and challenges faced by forests and forestry in Bolivia regarding the provision of goods and environmental services, and their implications for economic growth, and people’s well being. Second, it offers some key elements contributing to the formulation of a national strategy aimed at sustainable development of Bolivian forestry. By so doing it provides inputs for a blueprint strategy of the World Bank that seeks to determine which might be the critical actions for helping to achieve sustainable forestry management in the Andean countries. The World Bank forestry policy provides general guidelines for the World Bank’s investment support in the forestry sector. This policy, however, needs to be complemented by some country-specific strategies. This document provides a summary of four case studies undertaken by the FAO Investment Centre in Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru.

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