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: Burgess, R., M. Hansen, B. Olken, P. Popatov, S. Sieber.
Release date: January 2011

The Political Economy of Deforestation in the Tropics

This paper demonstrates that local-level political economy issues substantially affect the rate of tropical deforestation in Indonesia. The authors assess changes to forest cover over eights years using satellite data.

Author: Barr, C., A. Dermawan, H. Purnomo, H. Komarundin.
Release date: December 2010

Financial Governance and Indonesia’s Reforestation Fund During the Soeharto and Post-Soeharto Periods, 1989-2009

Focuses on important lessons for REDD+ from Indonesia's Reforestation Fund. The Fund, established in 1989 to support reforestation and rehabilitation of degraded land, experienced major fraud and significant financial losses.


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