The FAPDA-Forestry tool was developed in 2016 to organize and share forestry policy documents. The aim is to serve all stakeholders such as governments, development partners, regional economic organizations, civil society organizations, researchers, policy makers and the private sector as a reference, analysis and monitoring tool.

The tool also gives access to information on general policy frameworks with potential impact on forest management and implications for the communities. The analysis of this information allows for the identification of policy trends, facilitates policy harmonization and informs the policy debate at national, regional and global level.

Policy decisions in the tool are classified based on the FAPDA Policy Classification and each policy document is properly verified and documented with the respective source of information. The database is organized by country, date of approval and type of document. To complement the forestry information, policy documents on natural resources in general, water, ecosystems, climate change and energy is also offered. Looking at our policy framework you will also find information on territorial development, social protection and nutrition.

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This database has been developed with the support of the EU StarTree project to serve as an electronic repository for forestry policy and regulation relevant on wood and non-wood forest products.