IFM in Nicaragua
Despite having emerged from the conflict that affected the country for many years, Nicaragua still suffers from poverty, corruption and inequity.
IFM in Honduras
Over half of Honduras, the third poorest country in Latin America, is covered by forests. The country relies heavily on external aid and suffers from a drastically unequal distribution of income.
A Guide to Independent Forest Monitoring (IFM)
The definitive guide to IFM for governments, donors, and NGOs.
Exploring credibility gaps in Voluntary Partnership Agreements
A review of independent forest monitoring initiatives and lessons to learn.
Feasibility Study on Independent Forest Monitoring in the DR Congo
Global Witness conducted a three month Feasibility Study on Independent Forest Monitoring (IFM) in the DR Congo, from August to October 2007.
Global Witness launches Guide to Independent Forest Monitoring (IFM)
Global Witness today launches 'A Guide to Independent Forest Monitoring', the definitive guide to IFM for governments, donors, and NGOs, based on its pioneering work in Cambodia and Cameroon.
Independent Forest Monitoring (IFM)
Forests have continued to degrade and disappear for decades despite numerous efforts to protect them. One of the elements undermining such efforts is poor governance. Addressing this is essential to protecting the remaining forests from destruction.
Global Witness has pioneered Independent Forest Monitoring (IFM), through which we have promoted cooperation between governments, civil society, and the private sector in timber-producing countries such as Cambodia, Cameroon, Honduras and Nicaragua. IFM entails the use of an independent third party that, by agreement with state authorities, provides an assessment of legal compliance, and observation of and guidance on official forest law enforcement systems.
We are now drawing on this expertise to ensure Independent Monitoring of REDD (IM-REDD) constitutes a core building block in the overall REDD architecture and supports good governance. Designing and implementing national-level IM-REDD in a transparent, accountable and participatory way is fundamental to guarantee REDD delivers for forests, people and the global climate.