Forest economics and finance
Sources of funding for sustainable forest management
As part of the international dialogue on forestry, countries have concluded that international organisations could play an important role by disseminating information about sources of funding for sustainable forest management (Report of the Intergovernmental Forum on Forests on its fourth session, paragraphs 20 - 31). In response to this, FAO has started a project to improve public access to information about sources of funding for activities in the forestry sector. This is being developed as part of the "Sourcebook on Funding for Sustainable Forest Management" initiative of the Collaborative Partnership on Forests
The project has produced a database describing the types of funding that are available. Currently, this is limited to organisations that have placed information about funding on the internet. In addition to funding for traditional forestry projects, the database also includes information about funding for a wide range of other activities that could contribute to sustainable forest management (e.g. grants for overseas study and training, grants for feasibility studies).
FAO would welcome comments about the usefulness and quality of this information and to receive any suggestions about how it could be improved. We would therefore be very keen to receive feedback which can be sent by e-mail to [email protected]