Cross sectoral planning, coordination and conflict
Realistic and achievable forestry programmes are those which harmonise with policies in other sectors and which are consistent with a country¿s overall vision for development. This digest highlights areas where policies may interact, provides examples of best practice in policy making and introduces some integrated planning approaches.
The identification of policy linkages and conflicts can be used to inform future decision making. This has been done both on an anecdotal basis and using more structured techniques (e.g. network analysis)
National forest programmes are now frequently seen as a sector specific element of broader national plans (sustainable development strategies, poverty reduction strategies) and as such pre-existing programmes may need to be reshaped to fit wider objectives.
Other approaches treat forestry as one aspect of a physical based planning approach (integrated coastal resource management, watershed management, integrated land use planning)
Interfaces with other digests
The integration of nfps into poverty reduction strategies is currently gaining importance.
Participatory planning approaches may also provide a means for actors in different sectors to coordinate their efforts