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Design Support for a National Forest Programme



In Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) a National Forest Programme (NFP) process following a multi-stakeholder approach which set out, implemented and monitored national policy and strategy development for forestry, and which recognised the explicit contributions of the sector to national economic growth, environmental sustainability and poverty reduction was initiated in 2005. USAID-BiH has been active in the forest sector since the late 1990's, as a result of the work with firms in the wood processing sector undertaken within the Business Consulting, Business Finance and Cluster Competitiveness Initiative projects. The Cluster Competitiveness Activity (CCA) project was a 4 year initiative which aimed to speed up economic growth in wood processing and forestry (as well as in tourism and agribusiness), building on the earlier work. LTS provided an Institutional Development Specialist to establish whether there was suitable support amongst stakeholders for an NFP process, and to design institutional arrangements governing the process and provide advice on a possible Partnership Agreement with the NFP Facility at FAO.

Clients:
United States Agency for International Development

Services:
Forest Governance

Geography:
Bosnia and Herzegovina

Date:
2005

Keywords:
USAID, forests, Forest Governance, Bosnia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, BiH, Europe, Eastern Europe, Balkans