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About the National Forest Programme Facility

The National Forest Programme Facility (Facility) is a funding mechanism and information unit created in response to recent intergovernmental meetings which recognized the essential role of national forest programmes in addressing forest sector issues. It is governed by a Donor Support Group and a Steering Committee which includes representatives of beneficiary countries, FAO, the World Bank, funding partners, research institutions, non-governmental organizations, foundations and the private sector. The Facility is currently funded by the European Commission, the UK, Sweden, the Netherlands, Finland, France and Norway and hosted by FAO.

For more about the Facility, including support to counties and communities of practice, visit the following web site:

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Facility information services

General information on national forest programmes

This web site gives the policy background to nfps and provides an online manual for nfp implementation, links to useful resources and organizations as well as contacts for nfp support.

National forest programme (nfp) update

This site contains country profiles covering the status of the planning process, policy, forestry legislation, government institutions, stakeholders and legislation in a number of countries. These country profiles give a good overview of the national programmes and priorities in the forestry sector of the participating countries.

Available country profiles include: Bangladesh , Benin, Cambodia, China, Colombia, Congo, Dem Republic of, Costa Rica, Cuba, Czech Republic, Côte d'Ivoire, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Georgia, Ghana, Guatemala, Guinea, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Jamaica, Lesotho, Mali, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, Niger, Pakistan, Panama, Paraguay, Philippines, Rwanda, Senegal, Slovakia, Swaziland, Syrian Arab Republic, Tanzania, United Rep of, Thailand, Uganda and Vanuatu.

National forest programme (nfp) digests

To facilitate the search for specific information related to nfps, the nfp digests provide collections of key electronic documents from experts and various international organizations on topics related to national forest programmes. The nfp digest presents a cross section of various types of material, including subject overviews, best practice guides, case studies and lessons learned and policy analysis.

To date, digests are available on the following themes:

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