Assessments

The following is a list of documents related to forestry sector reform in Liberia. This includes documents produced by LFI partners as well as other relevant documents. Many of these documents are drafts or working documents and are minimally edited for style and content. Unless stated otherwise, they do not represent the position of their respective publishers or other LFI partners on any aspect of forestry sector reform in Liberia.

Date:June 2006
Title:Report of the Panel of Experts
Author(s):Various
Publisher:United Nations Security Council
Keyword(s): conflict, security, capacity building, timber sanctions
Download:Zip file (4,440 KB)

Date:December 2005
Title:Report of the Panel of Experts
Author(s):Various
Publisher:United Nations Security Council
Keyword(s): conflict, security, capacity building, timber sanctions
Download:Zip file (1,398 KB)

Date:June 2005
Title:Achieving the ITTO Objective 2000 and sustainable forest management in Liberia: executive summary
Author(s):Various
Publisher:International Tropical Timber Organization
Keyword(s): forest resources, forest industry, infrastructure, capacity building, projects and programmes
Download:Word document (2,568 KB: full report) - from ITTO website
Word document (192 KB: executive summary) - from ITTO website

Date:June 2005
Title:Report of the Panel of Experts
Author(s):Various
Publisher:United Nations Security Council
Keyword(s): conflict, security, capacity building, timber sanctions
Download:Zip file (2,478 KB)

Date:January 2005
Title:Sapo mission assessment report
Author(s):United Nations Office for Project Services
Publisher:United Nations Office for Project Services
Keyword(s): security, protected areas, projects and programmes
Download:Zip file (479 KB)

Date:December 2004
Title:Report of the Panel of Experts
Author(s):Various
Publisher:United Nations Security Council
Keyword(s): conflict, security, capacity building, timber sanctions
Download:Zip file (3,754 KB)

Date:December 2004
Title:Dangerous liaisons: The continued relationship between Liberia¿s natural resource industries, arms trafficking and regional insecurity
Author(s):Global Witness
Publisher:Global Witness
Keyword(s): forest industry, forest revenue, conflict, timber sanctions
Download:PDF file (531 KB) - from Global Witness website

Date:November 2004
Title:Briefing to the United Nations Security Council Liberia Timber Sanctions Committee
Author(s):Various
Publisher:None (presentation)
Keyword(s): capacity building, timber sanctions, protected areas, forest revenue
Download:Zip file (4,110 KB)

Date:November 2004
Title:CIFOR-ICRAF team mission report
Author(s):CIFOR and ICRAF
Publisher:CIFOR and ICRAF
Keyword(s): forest research, capacity building, non-wood forest products, infrastructure
Download:Zip file (129 KB)

Date:September 2004
Title:Summary of the six month review of the RFTF
Author(s):World Bank
Publisher:World Bank
Keyword(s): capacity building
Download:Zip file (4,202 KB)

Date:September 2004
Title:Report of the Panel of Experts
Author(s):Various
Publisher:United Nations Security Council
Keyword(s): conflict, security, capacity building, timber sanctions
Download:Zip file (60 KB)

Date:July 2004
Title:Current state of the forest cover in Liberia
Author(s):Nicolas Bayol
Publisher:None (workshop presentation)
Keyword(s): forest resources, protected areas, forest industry
Download:Zip file (4,228 KB)

Date:July 2004
Title:Current state of the forest cover in Liberia
Author(s):Nicolas Bayol and Jean-Francois Chevalier
Publisher:World Bank
Keyword(s): forest resources, protected areas, forest industry
Download:Zip file (16,597 KB: complete report)
Zip file (1,414 KB: pages 1-10)
Zip file (1,589 KB: pages 11-20)
Zip file (2,813 KB: pages 21-30)
Zip file (6,955 KB: pages 31-40)
Zip file (4,340 KB: pages 41-50)
Zip file (179 KB: pages 51-59)
Zip file (81 KB: Appendix 1 - Metadata)
Zip file (237 KB: Appendix 2 - Concessions sheets)
Zip file (2,728 KB: Appendix 3 - Land cover map)

Date:June 2004
Title:Report of the Panel of Experts
Author(s):Various
Publisher:United Nations Security Council
Keyword(s): conflict, security, capacity building, timber sanctions
Download:Zip file (155 KB)

Date:June 2004
Title:Action plan for forest sector rehabilitation and reform
Author(s):Various
Publisher:United States State Department
Keyword(s): security, forest industry, capacity building, protected areas, timber sanctions, projects and programmes
Download:Zip file (66 KB)

Date:June 2004
Title:Reconstruction plan for Forestry Development Authority of Liberia
Author(s):Kwabena Tufuor
Publisher:Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Keyword(s): infrastructure, capacity building, institutional reform
Download:Zip file (855 KB)

Date:June 2004
Title:The Liberian forest sector, May 2004
Author(s):Andrew Mitchell
Publisher:World Bank
Keyword(s): security, infrastructure, capacity building, timber sanctions
Download:Zip file (439 KB)

Date:May 2004
Title:Reconnaissance mission report for strengthening the Forestry Development Authority and developing a national forest programme
Author(s):Anthony Taplah, Sormongar Zweun, Theophilus Freeman, Moses Wogbeh, and James Doe
Publisher:Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Keyword(s): infrastructure, protected areas, forest industry, capacity building
Download:Zip file (1,300 KB)

Date:May 2004
Title:Liberia: back to the future
Author(s):Global Witness
Publisher:Global Witness
Keyword(s): forest industry, forest revenue, conflict, timber sanctions
Download:PDF file (1,800 KB) - from Global Witness website

Date:April 2004
Title:Wild meat harvest and trade in Liberia - managing biodiversity, economic and social impacts
Author(s):Reginald Hoyt
Publisher:Overseas Development Institute
Keyword(s): protected areas, community forestry, capacity building
Download:PDF file (83 KB) - from Overseas Development Institute website

Date:February 2004
Title:Desk study on the environment in Liberia
Author(s):United Nations Environment Programme
Publisher:United Nations Environment Programme
Keyword(s): forest resources
Download:PDF file (9,730 KB) - from United Nations Environment Programme website

Date:February 2004
Title:Joint needs assessment
Author(s):United Nations and World Bank
Publisher:United Nations and World Bank
Keyword(s): infrastructure, capacity building, projects and programmes
Download:Zip file (1,010 KB)

Date:December 2003
Title:A new environment for Liberia: A road map for the forest sector
Author(s):Arthur Blundell
Publisher:United States Agency for International Development
Keyword(s): protected areas, forest industry, forest revenue, capacity building
Download:Zip file (717 KB)

Date:October 2003
Title:The need for reform in the Liberia forestry sector
Author(s):Ben Turtur Donnie
Publisher:None (workshop presentation)
Keyword(s): legislation, forest revenue, capacity building
Download:Zip file (12 KB)

Date:August 2003
Title:Report of the Secretary-General in pursuance of paragraph 19 of resolution 1478 (2003) concerning Liberia
Author(s):United Nations Security Council
Publisher:United Nations Security Council
Keyword(s): forest industry, conflict, timber sanctions
Download:Zip file (100 KB)

Date:March 2003
Title:The usual suspects: Liberia¿s weapons and mercenaries in Côte d¿Ivoire and Sierra Leone - why it¿s still possible, how it works and how to break the trend
Author(s):Global Witness
Publisher:Global Witness
Keyword(s): forest industry, forest revenue, conflict, timber sanctions
Download:PDF file (1,900 KB) - from Global Witness website

Date:September 2002
Title:Logging off: How the Liberian timber industry fuels Liberia's humanitarian disaster and threatens Sierra Leone
Author(s):Global Witness
Publisher:Global Witness
Keyword(s): forest industry, forest revenue, conflict, timber sanctions
Download:PDF file (1,400 KB) - from Global Witness website

Date:September 2002
Title:Plunder: The silent destruction of Liberia's rainforests
Author(s):SAMFU Foundation
Publisher:SAMFU Foundation
Keyword(s): forest industry, forest revenue, conflict, timber sanctions
Download:PDF file (1,440 KB) - from Forests Monitor website

Date:May 2002
Title:Dossier on the forestry sector
Author(s):James Doe
Publisher:Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Keyword(s): statistics
Download:Zip file (130 KB)

Date:May 2002
Title:Annual report on forestry and wildlife 1998-2000
Author(s):James Doe
Publisher:Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Keyword(s): statistics
Download:Zip file (358 KB)

Date:April 2002
Title:Wildlife and protected areas of Liberia
Author(s):Theophilus Freeman
Publisher:Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Keyword(s): protected areas, capacity building
Download:Zip file (49 KB)

Date:February 2002
Title:Urgent issues in the Liberian forestry sector
Author(s):Kwabena Tufuor
Publisher:Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Keyword(s): infrastructure, protected areas, forest industry, forest revenue, capacity building
Download:Zip file (17 KB)

Date:September 2001
Title:Taylor-Made: The pivotal role of Liberia¿s forests and flag of convenience in regional conflict
Author(s):Global Witness and the International Transport Workers Federation
Publisher:Global Witness
Keyword(s): forest industry, forest revenue, conflict, timber sanctions
Download:PDF file (2,200 KB) - from Global Witness website

Date:March 2001
Title:Logs of war: The relationship between the timber sector, arms trafficking and the destruction of the forests in Liberia
Author(s):Greenpeace
Publisher:Greenpeace
Keyword(s): forest industry, forest revenue, conflict, timber sanctions
Download:PDF file (157 KB) - from Greenpeace website

Date:April 2000
Title:Woodfuel review and assessment in Liberia
Author(s):Lawrence Satia
Publisher:Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Keyword(s): statistics
Download:HTML (webpage)