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: Global Witness
Release date: January 2005

A Guide to Independent Forest Monitoring

Provides a framework for independent monitoring of forest resources based upon Global Witness' experiences.

Author: Smith, J et al
Release date: January 2003

Illegal Logging, Collusive Corruption and Fragmented Governments in Kalimantan, Indonesia

This paper distinguishes between collusive and non-collusive corruption in the forest sector, analysing their interaction with the political and institutional environment. 


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