REDD Integrity

Schemes aimed at Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD) are at risk from corruption. Learn about the types of risk involved and potential anti-corruption approaches.

Countries with high volumes of deforestation – and therefore a focus of REDD support - are also those with some of the poorest scores on established corruption indicators. Existing corruption poses risks to REDD goals, while the financial resources associated with REDD may create additional opportunities for corrupt activity. This U4 theme explores these issues to inform donor practice in countries receiving REDD support.

This U4 Theme Page will help you, among other things, to:

U4's REDD Integrity theme is funded by the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (NORAD).

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Aled Williams

Senior Advisor

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Facing the Realities of Corruption and REDD+

U4 Public Seminar
Bergen Resource Centre for International Development
15th June 2012
Author: Marmon, T
Release date: January 2009

Corruption in the Forestry Sector and Illegal Logging: The Problem, its Implications and Approaches to Combating it

This GTZ Policy Brief provides an overview of corruption in relation to illegal logging. It outlines the environmental, economic and social consequences of corruption in the forest sector and suggests policy approaches in three arenas: politics, society and economy. 

Author: Milledge, S A H et al
Release date: January 2007

Forestry, Governance and National Development: Lessons Learned from a Logging Boom in Southern Tanzania

This report describes how Tanzanian forestry policy, as set out in the formal laws and regulations governing the management of forest resources, was systematically being manipulated by domestic and foreign private sector interests in concert with senior Tanzanian and foreign government officials. 


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