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This project represents the first field-based evaluation of forest certification carried out by independent researchers with the goal of critically assessing when, where, how, to what extent, why, at what cost to whom and for how long certification has changed the ways forests are managed. Included in this broad assessment is the question of whether, in response to certification, forest cover is maintained and whether and how local people benefit. Overall, we aim to establish how Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certification has been implemented in different tropical regions and will assess to what extent this intervention has been implemented as intended.

Lead organization:
CIFOR and University of Florida
Study sector:
Forestry focus:
Natural forest management
FSC forest management
Study design & methods:
Control group(s) / counterfactual
Study scope:
Social issues, Environmental issues, Economic issues
Primary Research Funders:
CIFOR and University of Florida
Name of lead contact:
Claudio Romero