Our Projects
 
2018 - 2019


  Kenya: Monitoring and Evaluation Support for a National Project for Kenya: ‘Enhancing access to weather and climate information for Kenya’s coastal region’
The Weather and Climate Information SERvices for Africa (WISER) programme, funded by the Department for International Development (DFID) is providing up to £35 million over four years (ending March 2020) to enhance the resilience of African people and economic development to weather and climate rel...more
2017 - 2019


  Global: Framework Agreement governing the purchase of consultancy services for climate, forestry and low-carbon development
The overall thematic focus of the framework agreement is related to green economy, low carbon development and international climate change policy, especially REDD+ (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation). The framework agreement will mainly, but not exclusively, be used for co...more
2018 - 2018


  Kenya: Mainstreaming Lessons Learned from Adaptive Agriculture in the Arid and Semi-Arid lands (ASALs) under the REACT programme
Summary: LTS is undertaking a learning assignment to “identify the key success factors for mobilising the private sector in the marginal environments of ASALs of sub-Saharan Africa”. The purpose of the study is to identify the key success factors for mobilising the private sector in the marginal...more
2018 - 2018


  Africa: Tourism and Eco-tourism Potential in Targeted Forest Landscapes
Summary: The objective of the LFSP is to generate sustainable social, economic and environmental benefits by effectively and collaboratively planning, developing and managing tourism around Liberia’s natural resources. The program will support the Government’s agenda for the growth of industries...more
2018 - 2018


  Africa: External Programme Evaluation of the Drylands Development Programme
LTS is conducting a review of the Drylands Development Programme (DryDev), a six-year initiative funded by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) of the Netherlands. The review is assessing the; relevance of the programme’s institutional arrangements and programmatic design and approaches; effici...more
2018 - 2022


  Rwanda: Performance Evaluation: Improving Market Systems for Agriculture in Rwanda (IMSAR)
The DFID-funded Improving Market Systems for Agriculture in Rwanda (IMSAR) aims to address the “inefficiency of market systems that prevent poor people from benefitting from agricultural opportunities”.  The ultimate aim of the programme (its expected impact) is to increase the incomes of poor ...more
2018 - 2021


  Africa: Climate Change and Resilience Programme
LTSA has been contracted to provide consulting services for a new 4-year multi-country climate change and resilience programme (CCP), which will support government and non-government actors to integrate effective climate change adaptation and resilience into development and disaster risk reduction p...more
2018 - 2018


  Malawi: Phata Case Study
The AgDevCo Phata Case Study conducted by LTSM Chitukuko, the Malawi subsidiary of LTS, was a thorough review and qualitative analysis of the factors that led to the success of AgDevCo’s investment in the Phata Sugarcane Cooperative in Chikwawa, Malawi. This cooperative has seen rapid and profitab...more
2017 - 2021


  Africa: Evaluation of the TIBA Centre
Tiba is a multidisciplinary Centre for Tackling Infections to Benefit Africa (the TIBA Centre). TIBA is a partnership between UoE and leading African health policy scientists. TIBA will work on all aspects of infectious diseases management – from basic research to uptake by local communities – i...more
2018 - 2018


  Sub-Saharan Africa: Renewable Energy Performance Platform (REPP)
The Renewable Energy Performance Platform (REPP) is a £48m BEIS funded ICF programme. REPP aims to provides technical assistance (TA) and in select cases, results-based finance to small-medium scale renewable energy project developers operating in Sub-Saharan Africa to help them attract finance and...more
2018 - 2018


  Liberia: Feedback Grievance Redress Mechanism
The primary objective of this project is to draft a Feedback and Grievance Redress Mechanism for the Liberian REDD+ Programme and forestry sector. The draft mechanism will be accompanied by an implementation plan, guidelines and procedures, and communications materials. The mechanism will be used to...more
2012 - 2012


  Kenya: The Drought Chapter of GAR13
In coordination with UNISDR’s Risk Knowledge Section, LTS worked with Save the Children to generate innovative drought risk analysis by developing key recommendations to be presented in GAR13 by collating and analysing at least 9 recent peer reviewed or grey literature, highlighting the latest fin...more
2017 - 2019


  Indonesia: Enabling REDD-Oriented Forest Management and Investment in East Kalimantan, Indonesia
Objective East Kalimantan has been selected by GoI as the pilot province for trialing a national REDD+ program with sub-national jurisdictional implementation under the Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF). If the proposed program is approved, the provincial government and its partners will imp...more
2014 - 2014


  Ethiopia: Preparation of the Comprehensive CRGE National Capacity Support Programme for GGGI Ethiopia
The overall objective of LTS’ consultancy was to help to design the guiding framework to enable CRGE implementing ministries to identify existing capacity gaps and needs to implement and manage capacity development activities required to operationalise the CRGE. This included the development of a ...more
2017 - 2018


  Africa: Tree Fund for Africa
African countries have pledged to restore 100 million hectares of degraded land (mostly with trees) by 2030 as part of the ‘AFR100 Initiative’. As an example, Kenya has pledged 5.1 million hectares to AFR100, of which tree planting is planned on 3 million hectares. Further, the country has pledg...more
2011 - 2012


  Africa: Thematic Evaluation on Violence Against Women
The thematic evaluation focused on areas that were critical to ensuring sustained contribution for development results and changing priorities at the global and regional levels in the context of violence against women (VAW) in Somalia and Kenya. It covered issues related to policies, practice areas,...more
2017 - 2018


  Africa: Gender Economic Empowerment Analysis
Summary: LTSA is conducting research of 5 projects selected from Vuna’s innovation models portfolio in order to generate findings to enhance Vuna’s evidence base about the impact of CSA delivery mechanisms on women’s economic empowerment and reduced gender productivity gaps. We are using the ...more
2017 - 2017


  Africa: Smallholder Development Unit Impact Evaluation
The SDU impact evaluation will assess the changes in farm productivity, household income and wellbeing of smallholder farmers participating in the SDU-supported outgrower scheme. It will build on the SDU’s internal M&E system and demonstrate the role of SDU in changing the lives of poor rural ...more
2016 - 2017


  Malawi: Strengthening Resilience for the Poor in Malawi
A new programme of support for climate resilience in Malawi is being planned by DFID, building on earlier work such as the Enhancing Community Resilience Programme. This assignment provides external expert support to the design and development of the new programme’s business case. The new DFID Ma...more
2017 - 2017


  Africa: Sector Analysis Studies for the Commercial Agriculture for Smallholders and Agribusiness Programme (CASA)
The primary objective of this value chain study is to enable the UK Department for International Development (DFID) to identify the value chains, sub-national regions and stakeholders to form the basis for the Commercial Agriculture for Smallholders and Agribusiness (CASA) programme country level in...more
2013 - 2014


  Kenya: Lesson Learning of the Kenya Climate Change Action Plan
Through Achieving Triple Wins: Identifying Climate Smart Investment Strategies for the Coastal Zone, funded by Climate Development Knowledge Network (CDKN), LTS was part of an international team of researchers working in Belize, Ghana, Kenya and Vietnam, that were seeking to present the potential co...more
2017 - 2022


  Indonesia: Green Economic Growth Programme for Papua
The Green Economic Growth Programme for Papua Provinces (GEGPP) is a major undertaking that will be implemented in what is arguably the most challenging development landscape in Indonesia. The programme addresses five critical issues preventing Papuan small holder farmers (SHFs) and micro small medi...more
2017 - 2022


  Zambia: Climate Smart Agriculture Zambia – Impact Evaluation
The evaluation is focused on the implementation and impact of the DFID funded CSAZ project. The scope is as follows: Geographical: 22 CSAZ implementation districts, covering two of the three Zambian climatic zones; Temporal: starting with a baseline in March 2017 and running until March 2022; and T...more
2017 - 2018


  Worldwide: Evaluation and Learning Partnership on Financing Forest and Forest Related Enterprises
Implementation of an evaluation and learning partnership on the topic of financing forest-related enterprises.  The purpose of this learning partnership is to help increase the viability and scale of investments in sustainable forest-related enterprises by harvesting lessons from different types an...more
2017 - 2018


  Worldwide: Program Evaluation of the Global Agriculture and Food Security Program (GAFSP)
The Global Agriculture and Food Security Program (GAFSP), is a multilateral mechanism to assist in the implementation of pledges made by the G8++ at the L’Aquila Summit in July 2009 and set up in response to a request from the G20 in Pittsburgh in September 2009. GAFSP provides a platform for coor...more
2017 - 2019


  Worldwide: Framework Agreement for Climate, Forestry and Low-Carbon Development
The overall thematic focus of the framework agreement is related to green economy, low carbon development and international climate change policy, especially REDD+ (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation). The framework agreement will mainly, but not exclusively, be used for co...more
2017 - 2022


  Worldwide: Evaluation of the Prosperity Fund and Programmes
The Prosperity Fund is a cross-Whitehall £1.3 billion Fund which will run from 2017 – 2022. Its objective is to help promote economic growth in middles-income countries. The Fund is effectively a portfolio of programmes implemented in countries in Latin America (Brazil, Colombia, Mexico), Asia (I...more
2017 - 2022


  Worldwide: Investments in Forests and Sustainable Land Use for Partnerships for Forests – Evaluation Manager
This assignment supports DFID’s Partnerships for Forests (P4F).   Focused on convening companies and governments, building support for demand-side measures and generating momentum for improved enabling conditions, P4F aims to catalyse increased private investment in sustainable forestry and ‘z...more
2017 - 2017


  South Sudan: Support to South Sudan for the Preparation of the Initial National Communication to the UNFCCC
The objective of South Sudan INC project is to enable the new nation to fulfil its commitments and obligations as required by the UNFCCC (United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change). Through this process, South Sudan will gradually build its institutional, scientific, financial, technical...more
2017 - 2018


  Nepal: MEL Unit for DFID Nepal’s Resilience Portfolios
DFID is scaling up its efforts to build resilience to natural disasters and climate change in Nepal. To support the work of the Government of Nepal and civil society DFID Nepal is taking forward two major new portfolios of programmes: The “Climate Smart Development for Nepal” programme; and The ...more
2017 - 2021


  Malaysia: M&E of the Earth and Sea Observation System
LTS is conducting a process and impact evaluation of the Earth and Sea Observation System Programme. EASOS aims to prove informed and coordinated decision-making capability to government agencies in Malaysia through a satellite-information based dashboard. The dashboard’s will be used to identify ...more
2017 - 2017


  Ethiopia: Portfolio Review and Gap Analysis for the Multi-Sectoral Investment Plan for Climate Resilience
Ethiopia’s Multi-Sector Investment Plan for Climate Resilience pursues a multi-sectoral approach that identifies priority investments in the agriculture, forestry, water, livestock and energy sectors that enhance climate resilience.  The multi-sectoral approach is being used to enhance the likeli...more
2017 - 2019


  Africa - Regional: Satellite Monitoring for Forest Management
The World Bank’s new Satellite Monitoring for Forest Management (SMFM) project will develop satellite Earth Observation methods and global knowledge to address challenges related to monitoring tropical dry forest ecosystems and forest degradation assessment. This assignment provides a technical co...more
2016 - 2017


  Africa - Regional: Bioenergy for Sustainable Energy Access in Africa
During 2016 and 2017, a consortium lead by LTS International in partnership with E4tech and the University of Edinburgh implemented a 12 month investigation into the challenges and opportunities affecting the adoption of modern bioenergy technologies in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). Based on the identif...more
2016 - 2017


  East Africa: Development of MEL Approach for the Weather and Climate Information Services for Africa
The DFID-funded Weather and Climate Information Services for Africa (WISER programme) aimed to empower local communities and decision-makers through a better understanding of weather and climate. It funds a range of activities, from strengthening climate information partnerships to enhancing nationa...more
2008 - 2010


  Africa - Regional: Evaluation of the Congo Basin Forest Fund
  This contract provides an independent evaluation of the Congo Basin Forest Fund (CBFF), which was established in 2008 to reduce deforestation across the Congo Basin. The 10-year CBFF was initially funded by the UK and Norway, and later Canada. The CBFF is administered/managed by the African Deve...more
2016 - 2018


  Tanzania: Scaling out Devolved Climate Finance in Tanzania
Summary Project was implemented in Tanzania mainland and Zanzibar and was piloted in 6 districts – 3 on mainland and 3 in Zanzibar. The project activities will be rolled out to 15 districts on mainland Tanzania. LTS’ s role was to provide ME&L services and capacity building to consortium par...more
2016 - 2016


  Malawi: Mid-term Review of Malawi Livelihood programs
The Royal Norwegian Embassy in Lilongwe is funding four development projects as part of its Agriculture and Food Security Portfolio. The purpose of the Mid-Term Review is to assess the achievement of the four projects against the goals, impacts and outputs outlined in the projects document, and prop...more
2016 - 2016


  Nepal: Multi Stakeholder Forestry Programme
This assignment is to produce two short synthesis papers for DFID. The first summarising lessons learnt about the impacts of the Multi Stakeholder Forestry Programme (MSFP) on community forestry in Nepal, and the second to assess the effectiveness of the MSFP programme modality in delivering program...more
2016 - 2016


  Worldwide: Mid-Term Evaluation of the NAMA Facility
The NAMA Facility has been working since 2013 to support developing countries and emerging economies that show leadership on tackling climate change and that want to implement ambitious climate protection measures (ie Nationally Appropriate mitigation Actions – NAMAs). LTS was contracted to ca...more
2016 - 2017


  Worldwide: Background Paper and Analysis of Country Data to Support Development of Comprehensive Landscape Methodological Approach
The BioCarbon Fund Initiative for Sustainable Forest Landscapes (ISFL) seeks to promote reduced greenhouse gas emissions from land-use in four programme countries: Colombia, Ethiopia, Indonesia, and Zambia. This assignment is to produce a background document to support future discussions on the deve...more
2015 - 2016


  Liberia: GROW: Community Oil Palm Outgrower Scheme Operational Model and Financial Plan Development
GROW is a private sector development initiative operating in Liberia to promote pro-poor economic growth and stability through partnerships with the private sector. This assignment is to develop a robust Oil Palm Outgrower Scheme Operational Model and Financial Plan for Liberia, informed by best pra...more
2016 - 2017


  Kenya: Formulation of the Future Cooperation in the Kenyan Forestry Sector
Finland Government support to reforms has been through the 2007 – 2016 bilateral programme “Miti Mingi Maisha Bora – Support to Forest Sector Reform (MMMB)”. Although Finland has been supporting Kenya forest sector for more than 20 years, there is still need to take the next step. Under this...more
2016 - 2020


  Rwanda: Establishment and Management of a Technical Assistance Facility under the Programme of Support to Agriculture
The Technical Assistance Facility (TAF) provides capacity, expertise, knowledge and evidence to support the Government of Rwanda in implementing the latest Strategic Plan for the Transformation of Agriculture (PSTA III) which covers the period 2013-2017, and to help inform development of the next St...more
2016 - 2022


  Uganda: Independent M&E of the Northern Uganda Transforming the Economy through Climate Smart Agribusiness (NU-TEC)
NU-TEC is a GBP 48 million programme that will provide technical and financial support to agribusinesses operating pro-poor business models in Northern Uganda, with the intention to support small holder farmers in that region. The intended impact of the NU-TEC is the increased income and resilience ...more
2016 - 2018


  Indonesia: Evaluation Management Unit for Forestry, Land-Use and Governance
FLAG supports action to reduce the rate of deforestation and peat land degradation in Indonesia, through components relating to land use and licencing, institutional capacity, and the improvement of sustainable and responsible business, particularly in palm oil. The EMU will develop and implement an...more
2016 - 2019


  Ethiopia: M&E Support to the Market Opportunities in the Somali Region of Ethiopia (MORE) project
Mercy Corps is leading the project “Market Opportunities in the Somali Region of Ethiopia (MORE)” over a 54 month period. Mercy Corps is working with the Somali Regional State to provide equitable and visible improvements in livelihoods and resilience, and increasing the economic opportu...more
2014 - 2018


  Ethiopia: Study of Value Chain Development under the Sustainable Land Management Programme (SLMP) II in Ethiopia
The Sustainable Land Management Program (SLMP) II is the continuation of one of the Government of Ethiopia’s flagship programs, with the objective of reversing land and environmental degradation. This study supported SLMP II by exploring value chains of income generation activities/commodities, pr...more
2015 - 2016


  Kenya: Review of Governance of the Forest Sector in Kenya
This governance study aims at providing a clear picture on how governance aspects of the forest reform agenda in Kenya (initiated in 2007 following enactment of a new law – Forests Act 2005) have taken shape since 2011 when a similar study was undertaken. Contracted by the Finnish Government, thi...more
2015 - 2016


  Kenya: Enhancing Direct Access to Adaptation Funding in Kenya
This project is designed to enhance Kenya’s prospects to access international sources of finance, in particular from the GCF, by offering technical support to the GoK to develop an investment-grade adaptation project pipeline and proposals, a country-driven approach with a long-term programmatic v...more
2015 - 2015


  Kenya: Due Diligence on a REDD+ Project in Kenya for IFCs Finance for Forestry (F4F) Bond
LTS provided technical support to International Finance Corporation (IFC) Climate and Carbon Finance Unit (GCCCU) in undertaking an evaluation of an existing Voluntary Carbon Standard (VCS) and Climate, Community Biodiversity (CCB) Standard verified REDD+ project in Kenya. The evaluation determined ...more
2015 - 2018


  Indonesia: Sustainable Forest and Biodiversity Management in the Heart of Borneo
The Heart of Borneo project brings together three countries to implement conservation actions across Borneo. This project supports the Government of Indonesia’s commitments, by providing technical assistance to strengthen Government capacity in sustainable forest and biodiversity management planni...more
2015 - 2015


  Worldwide: Review of Civil Society Organisations working on REDD+
The Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad) provides grants to civil society organisations (CSOs) working on climate and forest issues in developing countries through its Civil Society Department. Norad currently supports several CSOs that implement projects in DRC. Norad has provided g...more
2015 - 2016


  Uganda: Uganda Green Growth Development Strategy
LTS is providing technical support to the government of Uganda in developing Uganda’s Green Growth Development Strategy (GGDS) on behalf of UNDP. The strategy is intended to address Uganda’s contribution to global climate change and global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by assisting the ...more
2015 - 2015


  Kenya: Evaluation of the Land Rights and Natural Resources Programme
Mainyoito Pastoralist Integrated Development Organization (MPIDO) has been implementing since 2002 the Land Rights and Natural Resource Management Program (LRNRM) in 4 counties (Kajiado, Narok, Nakuru and Baringo) in Kenya since 2000. The LRNRM program has four major components; Awareness raising a...more
2015 - 2015


  USA: Scoping Study for Biomass Partnership Fund
The Sustainable Biomass Partnership (SBP) is an industry-led initiative formed in 2013 by major European utilities that use biomass, mostly in the form of wood pellets, in large thermal power plants. The partnership includes seven critical market players using woody biomass for large scale heat and ...more
2015 - 2016


  Africa: Evaluation of the Conservation and Sustainable Development Program
MacArthur foundation has been implementing the Conservation and Development Strategy 2011-2020 Strategic Framework. They have supported 210 grants totalling $ 70,387,350 in the Mekong, Tropical Andes, Great Lakes region of East and Central Africa. There has also been emphasis of two global drivers o...more
2015 - 2015


  Myanmar: Bamboo Sector Competitiveness Study – Agronomy Overview
LTS is provided Bamboo agronomy consultancy services to DFID’s Business Innovation Facility (BIF) in Myanmar to complete a Bamboo Sector Competitiveness Study (2015). Myanmar has the third largest stock of bamboo in the world but the resource value is largely underestimated due to the lack of ...more
2015 - 2018


  Africa - Regional: Climate Smart Agriculture Programme
CSAP is a 3-year programme for East and Southern Africa. It works with a broad range of organisations to support implementation of the COMESA – EAC – SADC Programme on Climate Change. CSAP will develop the evidence base (what works, where and for whom) for a range of low cost Climate Sma...more
2015 - 2015


  Ethiopia: Development of a Pipeline Programme and Investment Strategy to Access the Green Climate Fund
LTS is supporting the Government of Ethiopia to develop a pipeline programme and investment strategy focused on the water sector to access funds from the GCF. Working closely with both Ethiopia’s Ministry of Finance and Economic Development (MOFED) and Ministry of Environment and Forests (MEF)...more
2015 - 2015


  Kenya: Formulation of Kenya’s Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDC)
Ricardo AEA and LTS International supported the Government of Kenya in developing the country’s Intended Nationally Determined Contribution (INDC) for tackling climate change. The project, funded by the Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN), involved Ricardo-AEA and LTS Internationa...more
2014 - 2014


  Worldwide: Development of Methodologies to Assess Changes in Carbon Stock for Managed Conservation Areas
This assignment provides RSPO with information to guide the development of an approach to account for net-greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from conservation areas within oil palm plantations. An initial methodology was proposed to provide a framework for further development of accounting approaches. T...more
2015 - 2015


  Kosovo: Monitoring and Support to Kosovo Forest Agency for implementing the Silvicultural Treatment of the Young Forests in Kosovo Project
LTS provided a forestry expert to monitor and support Kosovo Forest Agency (KFA) in the implementation of the Public Investment Programme, according to the requirements outlined in the project document, work plan, operational plans, and specific agreement. In performing the tasks, the team worked in...more
2015 - 2018


  Malawi: Strengthening the Information Base of Natural Habitats, Biodiversity and Environmental Services in the Shire Basin
Summary: Under the overarching Shire River Basin Management Programme, this project increased the knowledge of biodiversity and natural habitats within the Shire River Basin, and supported Malawi’s responsibilities under their National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan (NBSAP). LTS built natio...more
2014 - 2025


  Africa - Regional: Evaluation of Carbon Market Finance Programme
LTS is conducting an independent programme-level evaluation of the Carbon Market Finance Programme (CMFP). The CMFP is an innovative programme providing £50 million from the International Climate Fund (ICF) over the period 2013 to 2025. It is funded jointly by the UK’s Department for Internationa...more
2015 - 2015


  Moldova: Organisational Review and Systems Audit of the Energy Efficiency Fund
This assignment focuses on energy savings and CO2 reductions and other results driven national priorities and aspirations, such as institutional development. The objective of this consultancy is to conduct an organisational review and systems audit of the Energy Efficiency Fund, which itself has the...more
2015 - 2016


  Liberia: Liberia-National REDD+ Strategy Consultation
The overall objective is to support Liberia to design a socially and environmentally sound national strategy to reduce emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD+) that is prepared and validated by national stakeholders. $477,000 contract value, contracted by Liberia’s FDA. Impleme...more
2014 - 2015


  Indonesia: Provision of Baseline Data and Cadastral Maps for Priority Provinces in Indonesia: Aceh Province
UNDP aimed to consolidate information of forest land use so that it can be utilised by all stakeholders in a combined effort to implement REDD+ projects in Indonesia. Through the Government activities and support of NGOs, CSOs, academics and national and international institutions involved in commun...more
2014 - 2014


  Indonesia: Review of the Global Green Growth Institute Country Programme in Indonesia
The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) is an interdisciplinary, multi-stakeholder international organisation, driven by the needs of emerging and developing countries. The GGGI is dedicated to pioneering a new model of economic growth, known as “green growth”, which simultaneously targ...more
2014 - 2015


  Africa - Regional: Miombo Forests, Livelihoods and Climate Resilient Landscapes: Scoping Study
In many parts of Africa, wood fuels are often the only domestically available and affordable sources of energy and account for over 90% of primary household energy consumption in both rural and urban regions. Wood fuels are also an important source of fuel in the service and industrial sectors, espe...more
2014 - 2016


  Malawi: Analysis of Drivers of Deforestation and Forest Degradation in Malawi
Malawi is making significant advances toward establishing a national programme for Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+) as part of a global regime for mitigating climate change. Avoided deforestation will reduce Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions from the Agriculture, For...more
2014 - 2018


  Worldwide: Climate Private Public Partnership Programme – Monitoring and Evaluation
CP3 aims to increase the amount of funding in private equity for climate investments through directly funding two commercially run private equity funds with a leveraging effect of bringing on board other donors and other institutional investors. LTS provides rigorous M&E of CP3, for both account...more
2015 - 2018


  Ethiopia: M&E Support to the Market Approaches to Resilience (MAR) Project
Market Approaches to Resilience (MAR) is testing market-based approaches to improving the resilience of vulnerable pastoralist and agro-pastoralist households to climate change in Ethiopia. LTS International is the M&E Agent for MAR. MAR is implemented by Farm Africa for DFID in the Afar, SNNP ...more
2014 - 2014


  Africa - Regional: Mid-term Review and Planning for the Norwegian-funded Conservation Farming Unit Programme
Norad has provided NOK 302m to support the promotion of conservation agriculture through the Conservation Agriculture Programme (CAP II) in Zambia and Conservation Agriculture Regional Programme (CARP) in Kenya, Malawi, Tanzania and Uganda. These two programmes are managed by the Conservation Farmin...more
2014 - 2016


  Worldwide: Evaluation of Denmark’s Climate Change Funding for Developing Countries
Danish International climate change funding supports Denmark’s contribution to Fast Start Finance initially after the non-binding agreement at the UNFCCC COP15. Denmark also provides additional financing for mitigation and adaptation to climate change in developing countries. From 2008 to 2012...more
2014 - 2015


  Cameroon: Spatial Planning for Sustainable Land Use Planning
This assignment developed the first common mapping platform for the Nguti district of Cameroon, which brings together multiple map layers to enable ecological, social and economic values to be considered in unison when making land planning decisions, enabling a transparent and open decision process....more
2014 - 2016


  Worldwide: Support to the Illegal Wildlife Trade Challenge Fund
The IWT Challenge Fund channels UK funding to new and bold measures to tackle illegal wildlife trade. LTS manages the administration and M&E of both Darwin Initiative and IWT projects. Since 1992 Darwin has funded 997 projects in 159 countries. In 2014 it reached the milestone of over £100M co...more
2014 - 2014


  Sierra Leone: Sustainable and Thriving Environments for West African Regional Development
The Sustainable and Thriving Environments for West African Regional Development (STEWARD) project is a join investment of Economic Growth, Agriculture and Trade Bureau (EGAT), USAID/West Africa and the US Forest Service. It is implemented by Bioclimate Research & Development (BR&D). LTS prov...more
2014 - 2014


  United Kingdom: Examination of Hectares Indicator for the UK International Climate Fund
The “Hectares Indicator” for assessing area of avoided deforestation is one of the current Key Performance Indicators of the UK International Climate Fund.This indicator is intended to be applicable across the range of current and proposed forestry programmes of the International Climate...more
2014 - 2017


  China: China-UK Collaboration on International Forest Investment & Trade (InFIT)
InFIT aims to reduce the negative impacts of China’s international trade on forest cover and degradation. LTS operates the InFIT Project Management Office (PMO) in Beijing which is responsible for day-to-day operational coordination of activities under this four-year programme and is accountab...more
2014 - 2017


  Indonesia: Implementation of the Multi-Stakeholder Forestry Programme – Phase 3
The Multi-Stakeholder Forestry Programme (MFP) in Indonesia facilitates partnerships between central and local government, civil society and the private sector in supporting relevant policy analysis and development, assisting Indonesia to implement its FLEGT Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA). Th...more
2014 - 2015


  Africa - Regional: Nile Story
The objectives of the Nile Story are: To develop new ways to describe the results of the Nile programme in qualitative and quantitative terms at the programme and project levels, including the outcomes and impacts of the support. To convey these results in a variety of communications products targe...more
2014 - 2018


  Malawi: Implementation Service Provider for Catchment Management
The Shire River Basin is Malawi’s single most important water resource, supporting the country’s key economic sectors including food production, transport, energy, tourism, agriculture and fisheries. The Shire River Basin Management Program (SRBMP) aims to increase sustainable social, economic a...more
2013 - 2018


  Kenya: Planning for Resilience in East Africa through Policy, Adaptation, Research, and Economic Development
The PREPARED programme was a 5-year USAID funded programme aimed at strengthening the resilience and sustainability of East African economies, transboundary freshwater ecosystems and communities in Lake Victoria Basin (LVB). LTS Africa worked with other partners using its regional knowledge and deca...more
2013 - 2014


  Malawi: Environmental and Natural Resources Management Interventions in the Middle Shire River Basin
The Shire Basin is the main source of Malawi’s electricity supply through the three hydro-electric power stations (HEP) located in the Middle Shire. Improving the reliability, quality and availability of this energy generation is central to any future economic development in Malawi and is a ma...more
2010 - 2014


  Worldwide: Real-time Evaluation of Norway’s International Climate and Forest Initiative: Measurement, Reporting and Verification
Through its REDD+ MRV and reference levels work track, NICFI supports MRV and reference level establishment activities through bilateral support to six countries (Tanzania, Guyana, Indonesia, Mexico, Vietnam, and Ethiopia), multilateral support through the United Nations Collaborative Programme on R...more
2011 - 2018


  Worldwide: Forest Governance, Markets and Climate Framework
This framework contract (Forest Governance, Markets and Climate Framework, FGMC) involves a series of mini competitions for contracts between 25,000 and 25 million pounds that will contribute to a global effort that will help protect up to 39 million hectares of forest over the next 25 years and con...more
2013 - 2013


  Worldwide: Communications Materials for Ecosystem Services for Poverty Alleviation
In order to fulfil communications needs for the ESPA Programme, the ESPA Directorate has subcontracted some key communication outputs to LTS. The outputs include a series of two-page briefing notes: A summary of an ESPA Evidence and Impact Research Grant Three ‘Evidence Notes’ on develo...more
2013 - 2015


  Africa - Regional: SADC Regional Vulnerability Assessment and Analysis Programme
SADC’s RVAA programme aims to support ‘Policy responses to vulnerability constantly informed and influenced by improved assessment of climate vulnerability (who, where, why) across the region’. The objective of our contract is to assist SADC RVAA Programme Management Unit (PMU) in Gaba...more
2013 - 2014


  Ghana: Scoping for Forest Investment Program
The objective of the IFC component of the Forest Investment Program (FIP) for Ghana is to build private sector engagement in REDD+ and climate compatible projects/investments, promoting sustainable agriculture, forestry and related industries and resulting in the reduction of greenhouse gas emission...more
2010 - 2014


  Worldwide: Real-time Evaluation of NICFI – Synthesis Evaluation
The aim of this assignment was to determine the results of NICFI towards achievement of its core objectives over the period from 2007-2013. The assessment covered the four most established bilateral partnerships (Brazil, Guyana, Indonesia and Tanzania), NICFI’s support to the multilateral REDD...more
2012 - 2015


  United Kingdom: Specialist Evaluation and Quality Assurance Services
Specialist Evaluation and Quality Assurance Services (SEQuAS) delivers a range of core evaluation and monitoring specialised services to assist the embedding of DFID’s evaluation agenda. As part of a consortium, LTS provides expert advice on M&E planning and design, to help make strategic choi...more
2012 - 2013


  Ethiopia: Final evaluation of Non Timber Forest Products-Participatory Forest Management project in SW Ethiopia
The project’s overall objective was “to maintain a forested landscape to support improved livelihoods of local, forest-dependent, communities and thereby ensure the delivery of environmental services in a wider context” in the highlands of south-west Ethiopia. It intended to achiev...more
2013 - 2014


  Kenya: Roll Out and Implementation of Monitoring and Evaluation Framework for the Community Development Trust Fund (CDTF)
The European Union has supported socio-economic and environmental initiatives in Kenya through the Community Development Trust Fund (CDTF) since 1998. Through funding from the European Union, CDTF has implemented 4 Community Development Programmes, namely the Biodiversity Conservation Programme (BCP...more
2014 - 2015


  Kenya: Monitoring and Evaluation for the Climate Innovation Centre
The Kenya Climate Innovation Centre (CIC) is a new initiative designed by the World Bank’s infoDev programme and supported by the UK Department for International Development (DFID) and the Danish International Development Agency (Danida). As the first in the global network of CICs supported by...more
2013 - 2013


  Rwanda: M&E System for the Environment and Natural Resources Sectors
Rwanda’s second Economic Development and Poverty Reduction Strategy (EDPRS 2) guides Rwanda’s medium-term development aspirations. The Government of Rwanda has increasingly shown commitment to rational utilization of environment and natural resources (ENR) and climate change resilience a...more
2013 - 2016


  Africa - Regional: Tracking Adaptation and Measuring Development
During 2012-2013, the Kenya Climate Change Action Plan (KCCAP) was developed and launched by the Government of Kenya. The action plan is designed around climate change adaptation and mitigation interventions supported by climate finance, an enabling regulatory and policy framework, technology, a mon...more
2013 - 2013


  Kenya: Design of the Community Development Trust Fund Climate Change Programme
CDTF is currently implementing projects under Fast Start Climate change funded by Danida at the tune of $40 million. Under this stream of funds, CDTF provides support to community based projects on sustainable natural resource management. Through this facility, community led initiatives in areas of ...more
2013 - 2013


  Tanzania: Mid-Term Review of Norwegian funded LiDAR Project in Tanzania
The objective of the mid term review of the Norwegian funded LiDAR project in Tanzania was to: (i) Assess the extent to which the goal, purpose and outputs as defined in the Project document have been met as at the date of the evaluation, and assess the likelihood of achieving them within the Projec...more
2012 - 2013


  Ethiopia: Mid Term Review of A New Approach to the Conservation of Wild Coffea arabica in South-West Ethiopia: Exploring the Potential of Participatory Forest Management
The objective of this project was to contribute to the conservation of coffee biodiversity through the application of simplified PFM procedures to achieve sustainable ways of conserving this biodiversity in situ with joint (community and government) management and benefit sharing mechanisms. It was ...more
2012 - 2013


  Rwanda: Support Programme to the Development of the Forest Sector
Belgian support in Rwanda’s forestry sector is long-standing. The focus of the project was to prepare terms of reference (ToR) for tender documents and future consultancy assignments intended to deepen forest sector reform. The LTS team prepared ToRs that will support the High Institute of Agr...more
2012 - 2013


  Liberia: Supporting the Implementation of FLEGT Voluntary Partnership Agreement
This assignment aimed to contribute to the implementation of the Liberia Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA) with a specific focus on the legality assurance system (LAS) related measures in 2011-2012. The key objectives were, in cooperation with the Liberian stakeholders, to make necessary prepara...more
2012 - 2012


  South-East Asia: Program for Eastern Indonesia SME Assistance (PENSA 2) End of Facility Review
The PENSA 2 end-of-term review included activities undertaken by IFC-PENSA from July 2008 to December 2012. The review took place on two levels: i) a performance evaluation of the IFC-PENSA II program as a vehicle for delivering advisory services; and ii) programme evaluations centred on strategic t...more
2012 - 2013


  Ethiopia: Productive Safety Net Programme and Household Asset Building Programme: Climate Smart Initiative
The Climate Smart Initiative seeks to strengthen two important food security programmes in Ethiopia – the Productive Safety Net Programme (PSNP) and the Household Asset Building Programme (HABP) and to think through how these programmes may evolve after their end date. The goal of this assignm...more
2012 - 2015


  United Kingdom: Central Point of Expertise on Timber Procurement
The Central Point of Expertise (CPET) was established by Defra in 2005 to provide advice, support and communication on the UK Government’s Timber Procurement Policy (TPP), EU Timber and FLEGT Regulations. In light of developing a policy on sustainable procurement, Defra took steps to expand th...more
2012 - 2012


  Cameroon: Supporting the Implementation of FLEGT Voluntary Partnership Agreement
The Government of Cameroon and the European Commission concluded negotiations of the Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA) in May 2010 and the agreement was ratified in June 2011. LTS provided support to the implementation of the FLEGT VPA to build capacity of the Ministry of Forests and Wildlife (M...more
2012 - 2013


  Democratic Republic of the Congo: Developing a REDD+ Cost Assessment Management Tool
The activities aimed to build national and project-level capacity to apply a Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation (REDD+) cost assessment tool in order to collect, analyse and monitor implementation, transaction, institutional and opportunity costs of REDD+. The tool is relev...more
2012 - 2012


  Tanzania: Capacity Needs Assessment of Government Institutions at Central, Regional, District and Local Levels for the Establishment and Management of a REDD+ Scheme
The objective of this assignment was to identify the capacity needs of government institutions to establish and manage a Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation (REDD+) scheme, propose capacity development measures to address the identified needs, and, depending on budget availa...more
2012 - 2014


  Worldwide: iCoast: Understanding the Fiscal and Regulatory Mechanisms Necessary to Achieve Climate Compatible Development in the Coastal Zone
Carbon markets, social carbon, biodiversity premiums and other PES schemes have created new opportunities for achieving triple wins: climate change adaptation, mitigation and sustainable development. However, there remains scant evidence of the fiscal and regulatory mechanisms required to deliver th...more
2011 - 2012


  Somalia: Final Evaluation of the Project: Improvement of Post Harvest and Storage in Shabelle
With the fall of the Somali government, the Middle Shabelle region, previously the bread basket of the country, suffered a collapse of its irrigation infrastructure, marketing services and agricultural extension leaving the population with no stable source of livelihood. The EC-funded Action, Streng...more
2012 - 2012


  Tanzania: Mid-Term Review of the Swedish Financing Support to the Rural Energy Fund
The objective of this Mid-Term Review (MTR) was to assess progress and advise if there is any need for adjustment in the ongoing cooperation between Sweden and Tanzania in the area of rural electrification. The MTR summarised obtained and expected results in relation to the Rural Energy Agency’...more
2012 - 2015


  Ethiopia: Programme-level Monitoring and Evaluation Services for the Strategic Climate Institutions Programme and Climate High Level Investment Programme
SCIP builds organisational capacity within the Government of Ethiopia (GoE), the private sector and civil society, to enable achievement of MDGs and contribute to the improved management of climate change risks and opportunities. CHIP helps to build climate resilience and promote low carbon developm...more
2012 - 2012


  Kenya: National Performance and Benefit Measurement Framework
Kenya’s Climate Change Action Plan 2013-2017 (CCAP) sees climate change as both a significant threat and huge opportunity for the country’s development. Kenya needs to help its people adapt to climate change. At the same time, it needs to maximise opportunities from low carbon developmen...more
2011 - 2012


  Malawi: Integrated Flood Risk Management Plan for the Shire Basin
LTS was contracted by the World Bank, in collaboration with Atkins, to formulate an Integrated Flood Risk Management Plan for the Shire Basin. The main objective of this project was to assist the Government of Malawi in the development of an Action Plan to address the flood risk situation in the Low...more
2012 - 2012


  Ethiopia: Appraisal of the Norway Climate Partnership in Support of the Ethiopian Climate Resilient Green Economy
The purpose of the assignment was to assess the climate partnership between Norway and Ethiopia, which supports the Ethiopian Climate Resilient Green Economy (CRGE) strategy, and to provide Norway with options and suggestions for how best to play its role as a constructive partner. Based on the poli...more
2012 - 2012


  Worldwide: Policy Briefs – Inside Stories in Climate Compatible Development
The objective of this project was to transfer knowledge among developing country decision-makers through two policy briefings. These featured examples of policies/programmes that had been devised to promote development while transitioning to a low carbon and climate resilient future. The policy brie...more
2012 - 2012


  Kenya: Design of a Hunger Reduction and Livelihoods Signature Programme in North-East Kenya
This project involved conducting a mapping exercise of which agencies were working in different parts of Wajif County and in which aspects of food security, livelihoods and nutrition they have capacity (expertise, coverage, relationships, etc.). While meetings with some actors were used to access ge...more
2012 - 2012


  Liberia: Identification of a Global Climate Change Alliance Project in Liberia
The objective of the mission was to prepare a draft logframe and draft Identification Fiche (IF) for a project to be financed under the GCCA in Liberia: Reducing Emissions through Sustainable Wood Energy. The expert consulted with the government, the EU Delegation and relevant stakeholders; critical...more
2012 - 2012


  Kenya: Conservation of Maasai Mau and Transmara Forest Blocks of Mau Forest Complex and Preparation of Project Investment Proposal
The objective of the study was to develop a project for sustainable and environmentally sound conservation of the Maasai-Mau and Transmara forests as a significant trans-boundary water source. The study sought to prepare forest conservation projects/measures that would contribute towards the reversa...more
2011 - 2012


  Worldwide: Global Climate Change Alliance Communications
This project supported the Global Climate Change Alliance Support Facility (GSF) and the Institutional Support Component (ISC) of the Intra-ACP Programme in the development, implementation and monitoring of the GCCA knowledge management and communication strategy. The approach was based on the princ...more
2011 - 2011


  East Africa: Mount Elgon Regional Ecosystem Conservation Programme
The Mt Elgon Regional Ecosystem Conservation Programme (MERECP) was jointly funded by the Governments of Norway and Sweden. MERECP supported a trans-boundary ecosystem initiative under the auspices of the East African Community (EAC). MERECP started in 2006 with a total funding of NOK 34.2 million (...more
2011 - 2012


  Albania: Review and Finalisation of the Nut Sector Value Chain Development Strategy
Strengthening value chains for forest products can enable rural communities to engage better in markets, increase their incomes and therefore make choices about their own sustainable development. In this project, LTS provided expert input on the SNV VCD approach and experience to further develop the...more
2011 - 2011


  Cameroon: Timber Tracking System
The timber tracking system is a component of the Voluntary Partnership Agreements developed by the European Union. It is set up to monitor harvested timber from origin (physical location of operations) to destination (port of export or processing plant) and also from destination to origin. LTS was c...more
2011 - 2012


  Ethiopia: Global Climate Change Alliance: Building Capacity and Knowledge on Climate Change Resilient Actions
This project was formulated by the EU Delegation with full participation of NAO, EPA, MoA and MoWE. It aims to contribute towards the construction of a carbon neutral and climate resilient economy through the corresponding socio-economic development program (CRGE). Identification of Services is a ke...more
2011 - 2012


  Ghana: Development of Forest Investment Strategy
The Government of Ghana was selected as a pilot country for the Forest Investment Programme (FIP) under the Climate Investment Fund and is preparing its forest sector investment strategy for FIP funding. LTS prepared a brief assessment of lessons learned from previous and ongoing projects and progra...more
2015 - 2015


  Kenya: Development of the National Adaptation Plan
Kenya is extremely susceptible to climate-related events and such events pose a serious threat to the socio-economic development. With climate change projections indicating a rise in frequency and severity of extreme events, the Government of Kenya set out to tackle these challenges in a systemic ma...more
2011 - 2012


  South-East Asia: Studies for Understanding Timber Flows and their Control
These two studies formed part of the work plan of the FLEGT Asia programme, the overall goal of which is the promotion of good forest governance, contributing to poverty eradication and sustainable management of natural resources in Asia. In the context of the Government of Lao PDR (GoL) and the Gov...more
2011 - 2012


  Liberia: Analysis of the Fiscal Regime for Forestry in Liberia
Since 2006, the Government of Liberia has undertaken a comprehensive review of its forestry sector, aiming to achieve a world standard for transparency, good governance, equitable sharing of forestry benefits, respect for local communities and sustainable development. New forest use mechanisms have ...more
2011 - 2016


  Malawi: Enhancing Community Resilience Programme: M&E Services
The ECRP (DFID’s first climate resilience programme in Africa) provides support to 1.2 million people in vulnerable communities to manage, cope with and recover from the impact of both current and future changes in weather patterns. Funding is provided to NGOs to scale up tried and tested interven...more
2011 - 2013


  Malawi: Integrated Assessment of Land Use Options
The government of Malawi with support from its cooperating partners intends to undertake a comprehensive program to address Climate Change issues in its development agenda. To this effect the government has embarked in the definition of its National Program for Managing Climate Change in Malawi (CCP...more
2010 - 2010


  Nigeria: Water Supply and Sanitation Sector Reform Programme
The WSSSRP was a continuation of the EC support to Water Law in Nigeria with a total budget of Euro 119.63 million (EC, Federal Govt Nigeria, Unicef). The project provided broad interventions across four fronts to achieve improved water supply and sanitation under an entirely new policy and institut...more
2011 - 2013


  Tanzania: Feasibility assessment for Mpingo REDD+ Pilot Project in Kilwa District
LTS conducted a technical and financial feasibility assessment for the Mpingo REDD+ Pilot Project, financed by the Government of Norway and implemented by the Mpingo Conservation and Development Initiative in Kilwa District, Tanzania. The project aims for carbon offset certification with the Verifie...more
2011 - 2012


  Tanzania: Estimating Cost Elements of REDD+
The costs of REDD+ are made up of four main elements: Opportunity Costs, Implementation Costs, Transaction Costs and Institutional Costs. All four of these cost elements must be considered if we are to estimate the combined costs of REDD+ pilot activities. In 2011-2012, LTS International, in collabo...more
2011 - 2011


  Tanzania: Transforming Tanzania’s Charcoal Sector Feasibility Study
Tanzania is 90% reliant on woodfuels, in particular charcoal in urban areas, and this is contributing to significant forest loss which is pushing the country to the brink of a charcoal crisis. Annually the charcoal sector contributes about US$ 650 million to the economy and employs tens of thousands...more
2011 - 2011


  Uganda: REDD+ Readiness Preparation Proposal
The World Bank Forest Carbon Partnership Facility is a leading multi-lateral effort to get countries “ready” to reduce emissions for deforestation and forest degradation and enhance carbon stocks (REDD+). The REDD Readiness Preparation Proposal for Uganda (R-PP) serves as a tool for guid...more
2011 - 2012


  East Africa: Kagera River Basin: Feasibility Study for an Integrated Watershed Management Programme
The Kagera basin covers approximately 60,000 square km covering portions of the four countries of Burundi, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda with an estimated to have a population of nearly 15 million people. The Kagera basin experiences degradation of its water resources quantity and quality as a result ...more
2011 - 2012


  United Kingdom: Safeguarding REDD+: Towards Robust, Efficient and Transparent Financial Governance
In 2011, Global Witness contracted LTS to undertake a study titled “Safeguarding REDD+: Working Towards Robust, Efficient & Transparent Financial Governance”. LTS identified the main risks in REDD financial flows (from both public and private sources) from international to local leve...more
2011 - 2012


  United Kingdom: Monitoring and Evaluation within Ecosystem Services for Poverty Alleviation
The ESPA programme aims to deliver high-quality, cutting-edge research that will improve understanding of the way ecosystems function, the services they provide and their relationship with the political economy and sustainable growth. ESPA is a 7-year, GBP 40 million interdisciplinary research progr...more
2016 - 2016


  Worldwide: Technical Assistance to the ACP Secretariat – Global Climate Change Alliance
The EC’s GCCA helps poor developing countries to increase their capabilities to adapt to the effects of climate change and to have their voice better heard in the international climate change negotiations. The LTS led consortium provides expertise in climate change to the ACP Secretariat to suppor...more
2011 - 2012


  World : Achieving Triple Wins: Identifying Climate Smart Investment Strategies for the Coastal Zone
Climate change is affecting developing countries and in most littoral states it is altering the structure and function of coastal areas. In this context national policy makers have to make choices about which development, adaptation and mitigation activities to prioritise and pursue to ensure that i...more
2011 - 2011


  Somalia: Evaluation of the Improved Food Security for the Rural Poor in Middle Shabelle Project
Somalia has been under food aid for over 20 years due to the ongoing war and lack of investments in the agriculture sector which include infrastructure, input supply and lack of markets amongst others. The Improved Food Security for the Rural Poor in Middle Shabelle Project (IFSRP) aimed to contribu...more
2011 - 2015


  Worldwide: Framework Agreement on Agriculture, Forestry and Environment
The Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) runs a Framework Agreement within the thematic area of Agriculture, Forestry and Environment. LTS is part of the Orgut led consortium contracted to manage this Framework Agreement and provide experts for technical assistance. The purpos...more
2011 - 2012


  Worldwide: Lessons Learned from Support to Civil Society Organisations
Through its Civil Society Support Scheme, Norway’s International Climate and Forest Initiative has provided grants to over 40 civil society and research institutions to implement projects related to Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation (REDD+) in developing countries. P...more
2011 - 2014


  Kenya: Natural Resources Management Programme
The Natural Resources Management Programme (NRMP) is a 4-year programme that will contribute to the implementation of the Vision 2030 long-term development strategy for Kenya, and specifically implementation of the first Medium-Term Plan through related sector strategies and sector development plans...more
2007 - 2010


  World: Contributions to the Formulation and Implementation of National REDD Strategies
The purpose of this evaluation was to assess the Norwegian International Climate and Forest Initiative (NICFI)’s support to the formulation and implementation of national REDD+ strategies and other REDD+ readiness efforts. As NICFI considers it likely that the international REDD+ architecture ...more
2010 - 2010


  Africa: West Africa Forest Strategy
The Upper Guinea High Forest in the West African countries of Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ivory Coast and Ghana represents a diversity of ecosystems made up of savannas, semi-deciduous tropical forests and tropical rain forests. Loss of forest cover and degradation of forested land continues at a...more
2010 - 2010


  Cambodia: Formulation of Forest Demarcation Procedures Manual
Forests constitute about 60 per cent of Cambodia’s total area corresponding to approximately 10 million hectares. Cambodia’s national forest programme developed in 2010 includes various sub-programmes dealing with the demarcation and classification of forests, national forest management ...more
2010 - 2010


  Ethiopia: Climate Change Strategic Programme Review
Ethiopia’s leadership has acknowledged the risk from climate change and has stated it as a priority issue for the country. The Strategic Programme Review (SPR) support provided advice for three strategic processes in Ethiopia: a national climate change strategy; the Ethiopian second phase of t...more
2010 - 2010


  Ghana: Capacity Building of Timber Validation Department, Voluntary Partnership Agreement
The 2003 EU FLEGT (Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade) Action Plan was negotiated and implemented using Voluntary Partnership Agreements (VPAs, bilateral agreements between the EU and countries exporting timber into the EU). VPAs included Legality Assurance Systems (LAS) to ensure that tim...more
2010 - 2010


  Middle East: Peace Building Project
Peace building is central to the Middle Eastern security and prosperity. The UNDP funded Peace Building Project promoted peace through the joint management of cross boundary wastewater in order to safeguard the shared environment and protect the water resources. In 2010, untreated or poorly waste wa...more
2010 - 2010


  Kenya: Research Into Use Impact Evaluation
The RIU programme began in July 2006 and was designed as a five year programme: the inception period ran until June 2007 and it was envisaged that the implementation phase would run until 2011. The aim of the programme was to accumulate and evaluate evidence to shape and share lessons on how best to...more
2010 - 2011


  Malawi: Environment and Natural Resources Management Action Plan in the Upper Shire River Basin
Being the single most important water catchment in Malawi, the Shire Basin (inclusive of Lake Malawi) is a natural asset of national importance. Through a range of ecological services the Shire Basin supports key economic sectors in Malawi and further downstream, including food production, transport...more
2010 - 2010


  Malawi: Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation in Developing Countries Horizon
The specific research goal was to establish the best means of combining remote sensing with community-based management to support sustainable forest use in Malawi. In Malawi it is the small rural communities that have the most impact on forest use, but they are the least likely to be able to benefit...more
2010 - 2011


  Mauritius: Development of a Water Master Plan
Mauritius has a diversified economy which relies on efficiently managed water resources and the growing scarcity of water resources calls for revisiting the existing riparian system of water rights. The project will prepare a Water Master Plan that serves as a road map for the further development of...more
2010 - 2011


  Rwanda: Climate Change Adaptation for Poor and Vulnerable Women and Rural Livelihoods
Rwanda is undergoing change as a consequence of environmental change, population growth and structural transformations in the agriculture / rural sector. Recent analysis on the impact of climate change on rural livelihood and agriculture in Rwanda shows that there is a high level of uncertainty abou...more
2010 - 2011


  Tanzania: Mama Misitu: Addressing Forest Governance in Tanzania
Mama Misitu is an advocacy and communications campaign to improve governance of forests. It launched a pilot phase in 2008 and a full five year programme was subsequently proposed. The pilot programme responded to the need for outreach and advocacy to reduce illegal logging and increase revenue coll...more
2010 - 2010


  World : Climate Change Vulnerability and Adaptation Preparedness in Eastern Africa
The challenges imposed by a changing climate in Africa, in particular the requirements for adaptation are significant. Adequate funding and technological assistance to support adaptation are required, possibly under a legally binding framework. However, there are many outstanding questions concernin...more
2010 - 2010


  Tanzania: Climate Change Strategic Programme Review
DFID Tanzania piloted the new Strategic Programme Review (SPR) process announced in the White Paper 4 as a means to integrating climate change into planning and programme delivery at country level. The DFID Climate and Environment Group viewed the SPRs as feeding into wider organisational learning a...more
2010 - 2010


  Uganda: Review of the Forestry Sector
Uganda’s forest sector has undergone several reviews and transformations to meet the changing circumstances and the needs of the sector. The last of such policy and institutional reforms were carried out with support from LTS during 1998-2004 and resulted in a National Forest Plan, National Fo...more
2010 - 2012


  Uganda: Sawlog Production Grant Scheme (Phase II)
In 1999, at the outset of forest sector reforms in Uganda where LTS played an instrumental role, the Sawlog Production Grant Scheme (SPGS) was designed to assist in the creation of a national saw-timber plantation resource through encouraging investment by the private sector. Since 2002, the SPGS ha...more
2010 - 2010


  Worldwide: Voluntary Partnership Agreement – Legality Assurance Systems and European Union Green Public Procurement
The 2003 EU FLEGT Action Plan aimed at tackling illegal logging and the trade in associated products, recognising the EU as a consumer of timber from regions where levels of illegality and poor governance in the forest sector are serious. A cornerstone of this Plan is the negotiation and implementat...more
2010 - 2010


  United Kingdom: Forest Governance and Trade Programme Output to Purpose Review
The Forest Governance and Trade Programme aimed to facilitate reforms to deal with illegal logging and trade in illegally logged timber. It did so by addressing the underlying failures of governance, policies and markets. Illegal logging and associated trade is a major problem for many timber-produc...more
2010 - 2010


  World: Evaluation of National Forest Monitoring and Assessment Programme & Country Projects
The importance of forestry related data and information at the national level is increasingly critical to decision making, sustainable forest management; reducing GHG emissions from deforestation and forest degradation in developing countries (REDD); land use planning policies and national socio-eco...more
2010 - 2010


  World: Evaluation of the Sustainability Dimension in Addressing Poverty Reduction
Poverty reduction was an overarching goal of the Finnish development cooperation strategy since 1993 through to the current Development Policy of 2007. The purpose of the evaluation was to identify concrete results and achievements in the Finnish development cooperation, with particular reference to...more
2010 - 2011


  Ethiopia: Promoting Autonomous Adaptation at the Community Level
This project aimed to support local communities and administrations at the lowest level of government to design, plan and implement adaptation actions aimed at reducing vulnerability and building resilience.  It strengthened sub-national institutional capacities for climate-resilient planning and i...more
2010 - 2010


  United Kingdom: Evaluating the Effectiveness of Public Spending in the Forestry Sector
As part of the evaluation, LTS carryied out a stock-take of public expenditure analysis efforts in forestry and efforts to establish the effectiveness and efficiency of public spending in the forestry sector.  LTS also examined public expenditure analysis work from other sectors and built up a co...more
2010 - 2011


  United Kingdom: Development Innovation Fund
The UK White paper on international development outlined DFID’s approach to working with civil society, including a commitment to help community groups support small-scale, innovative work. To this end, the Development Innovation Fund’s (DIF) aims have been to provide grants to small orga...more
2010 - 2014


  Worldwide: Real Time Evaluation of Norway’s International Climate and Forest Initiative
Norway’s International Climate and Forest Initiative (NICFI) was launched during the climate change negotiations at Bali in December 2007, with commitments up to $500 million a year to support efforts that reduce emissions from deforestation and degradation and protect existing forest carbon s...more
2010 - 2011


  World: European Union Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade Facility
LTS was involved in 5 frameworks agreements: Forest Governance; Capacity Building; Markets and Demand Side Measures; Legality Assurance Systems; and Monitoring Voluntary Partnerships Agreement (VPA) Impacts. The European Forest Institute’s EU Forest Law Enforcement Governance and Trade (FLEGT) ...more
2007 - 2010


  Worldwide: Contributions to a Global REDD+ Regime 2007-2010
Norway’s International Climate and Forest Initiative (NICFI) seeks to influence the international climate policy process by adding momentum to finalising an international REDD+ agreement, contributing to the detail of the emerging mechanisms and establishing real examples through national-leve...more
2010 - 2010


  Falkland Islands (Malvinas): Evaluation of Closed Projects in the Falkland Islands
The Darwin Initiative funded projects of the Falkland Islands were selected for an ECP in 2010. The projects were reviewed through a combination of three methods. First, by the analysis of secondary data; second, by interviewing key stakeholders and beneficiaries; and finally through direct observat...more
2010 - 2010


  Africa - Regional: Scoping of a High-Deforesting Multi-country Programme for the Africa Regional Department
This consultancy provided an opportunity to contribute to the work of a government department on a fast-moving, high profile portfolio. It involved facilitating a consultative process and conduct desk/internet research to produce a concept paper and the foundation elements of a DFID programme memora...more
2008 - 2008


  Madagascar: Evaluation of Closed Darwin Initiative Projects in Madagascar
Madagascar was selected for an Evaluation of Closed Projects (ECP) in 2008 because of the substantial number of DI projects in the country (nine projects and one Fellowship to date), Madagascar’s high biodiversity importance and because eight of the projects have been the subject of an earlier ...more
2009 - 2009


  Africa - Regional: Climate Change Vulnerability in Transboundary Basins and Aquifers: Assessment
LTS was commissioned by UNEP, to inform a high level report identifying the transboundary basins and aquifers in Africa that are most at risk as a result of climate change. The report identified the key vulnerabilities and priorities for action in these basins and aquifers providing UNEP with the ne...more
2009 - 2009


  Kenya: Review of Environmental Content of United Development Assistance Frameworks and Related Policy Frameworks
As part of “Implementing the Bali Plan By Delivering As One”, UNEP carried out a global review of all existing UN Nation Development Assistant Frameworks (UNDAFs) and national policy frameworks for their environmental content. Filtering the environmental needs of countries as reflected i...more
2012 - 2012


  Africa: The Potential to Help Increase Sub-Saharan Access to the Clean Development Mechanism
LTS undertook a study to identify the scope for DFID Africa Division to provide support that increases access to pre and potential post 2012 CDM funding by Sub-Saharan Africa. Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) has not proportionately benefited from the CDM compared with other regions; the region_s share in t...more
2009 - 2009


  Kenya: Classification and Status of Kenya’s Forest Ecosystems
LTS, in association with CIC, investigated the status of forest-related ecosystem services in Kenya, with an emphasis on water-related ecosystem services, soil formation and local climate regulation. The project team worked closely with the Kenya Forest Service (KFS) and the Department of Resource S...more
2009 - 2009


  Kenya: Conservation and Rehabilitation of the Mau Forest Complex
The Mau Forest Complex forms the largest closed-canopy forest ecosystem of Kenya, as large as the forests of Mt. Kenya and the Aberdares combined. Standing at 400,000 hectares, it is the single most important water catchment in Rift Valley and western Kenya, and is natural asset of national importan...more
2009 - 2009


  Mali: Initiative Pauvrete et Environnement (IPE) Programme Evaluation and Future Directions
The Initiative Pauvrete Environnement (IPE) Mali programme aimed to strengthen the contribution of sustainable natural resource management and the environment to achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and sustained economic growth. Alex Forbes, Associate Director at LTS, was commissioned ...more
2009 - 2009


  South Africa: Evaluation of South African Water Governance Project
LTS led a participatory evaluation of the UK Environment Agency/Department of Water Affairs (RSA) Watercourse project, which used innovative client-led methods to support stakeholder engagement for the development of new integrated water resource management institutions in South Africa. The evaluati...more
2009 - 2009


  Tanzania: Mid Term review of the project Eastern Selous Community Wildlife and Natural Resources Management Project
The Eastern Selous Community Wildlife and Natural Resources Management Project was a Belgium supported project in Tanzania. The project area was the 250 km long eastern border of the Selous Game Reserve (SGR), which is administered by the Rufiji and Kilwa District Councils to support the Tanzanian p...more
2009 - 2011


  Africa: Climate Change Adaptation Project
The UNDP prepared an African Adaptation Programme (AAP) to strengthen capacity for climate change adaptation across 21 countries in Africa. Paddy Abbot, Managing Director of LTS, was commissioned by UNDP to lead the preparation of this programme in Kenya, Malawi and Ethiopia. The process involved ex...more
2009 - 2010


  Indonesia: Preparation of Community Development Component of Harapan Rainforest Initiative
RSPB, in partnership with Burung Indonesia and the Birdlife Partnership persuaded the government of Indonesia in a landmark move to provide the group with two logging-concessions for the purposes of restoration and conservation. This has been converted into law, effected by the Indonesian Parliament...more
2009 - 2014


  Kenya: Support Services for Implementation of Miti Mingi Maisha Bora
The Support to Forest Sector Reform, also referred to as the “Miti Mingi Maisha Bora” (MMMB) Programme aims at enhancing the role of forestry in economic development with specific focus on poverty alleviation while simultaneously restoring the environment. The Programme strategy is to fo...more
2010 - 2011


  Kenya: Forest Carbon Project in the Enoosupukia Forest Trust Land and Adjoining Areas
Narok County Council, the Ministry of Environment and Mineral Resources and the Clinton Foundation, through the Clinton Climate Initiative, identified the Enoosupukia Trust Land as a possible pilot site for a project aimed at protecting and enhancing forest resources by carrying out activities that ...more
2009 - 2009


  Kenya: Forestry Mainstreaming Initiative
The Forestry Mainstreaming Initiative (FMI) was developed as a 5-year collaborative effort led by the Ministry of Forestry and Wildlife in partnership with various Government of Kenya institutions thst would bring together critical thinking on the Government processes of mainstreaming from a forestr...more
2009 - 2010


  Africa: Final Evaluation of Mara River Basin Management Initiative
The Mara River Basin Management Initiative (MRBMI) funded by the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad) and WWF-Norway was managed by WWF-ESAPRO from 2003. It was established in response to concerns regarding water resource degradation and depletion in the Mara Basin and impacts on the...more
2009 - 2010


  Rwanda: Baseline Studies for the National Forestry Development Plan
The Government of Rwanda has initiated a process of developing a National Forestry Development Plan (NFDP) as the long-term national strategy to guide implementation of a set of actions that will lead to attaining Rwanda’s goal of increased forest/tree cover to 30% in order to meet the basic n...more
2009 - 2009


  Peru: Understanding Water Use in Ica: The Implications of Water Governance and Climate Change for Social Equity and Sustainable Economic Development
This piece of work was driven by demand within Peru for a better understanding of water use and governance issues within Ica province, in order to support social equity and sustainable economic development in the face of a changing climate. LTS provided the Team Leader/International Consultant on th...more
2008 - 2009


  Malawi: Assessments of Applications to the International Development Fund Malawi and South Asia
The International Development Fund (IDF) supported the delivery of the Scottish Government’s International Development Policy which aims to enhance Scotland’s contribution to the global fight against poverty. This policy complements the work of the UK Government and other international d...more
2008 - 2009


  Title: Evaluation of Closed Darwin Initiative Projects in Morocco and Egypt
North Africa was selected for an Evaluation of Closed Projects in 2008 following discussions between ECTF and the Darwin Secretariat at Defra. An Evaluation of Closed Projects provides an opportunity to review the legacy of projects after the end of Darwin Initiative (DI) funding. ECPs also allow th...more
2006 - 2007


  Asia: Capacity Building Programme for Stakeholder Participation in National Forest Programmes
Gradually, and in different countries of the world, experiences are being gained in using participatory processes in national forest programmes (NFP). A community of practice on “enhancing stakeholders participation in NFPs” has been established by FAO in 2002 to bring together experts t...more
2008 - 2008


  Africa: Briefing Paper on Lessons from Different Policy Approaches for REDD
In August 2008, a round of United Nations climate change negotiations took place in Accra, Ghana, from 21-27 August. The Accra Climate Change Talks took forward work on a strengthened and effective international climate change deal under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, as well as work...more
2008 - 2010


  Africa - Regional: Congo Basin Forest Fund – Assessment of REDD Project Proposals
The Congo Basin Forest Fund (CBFF) is a multi-donor fund established to protect the forest in the Congo Basin region. Covering 200 million hectares and including approximately one fifth of the world remaining closed canopy tropical forest, the Congo Basin forests are also a very significant carbon s...more
2008 - 2008


  Tanzania: Dar es Salaam Water Dialogue
Our input guided and supported a dialogue initiated by SAB Miller Ltd and Tanzania Breweries Limited to address the problems facing commercial, municipal and domestic water users in Dar es Salaam now and in the future. Water demand trends and degradation of resources bring significant issues in term...more
2008 - 2008


  Uganda: Scoping Mission: Department for International Development Engagement in Climate Change
The objective of this mission was: to provide the UK’s Department for International Development with an overview of the implications of climate change for Uganda; to frame national priorities for adaptation; and in light of these to appraise current and planned initiatives by the Ugandan gover...more
2008 - 2008


  United Kingdom: An Assessment of Lessons Learnt in the Communication and Dissemination of Emerging Scientific Issues to Environmental Policy-Makers
The SKEP network is a partnership of 17 government ministries and agencies, from 13 European countries, and is responsible for funding environmental research. This project focused on drawing out and assessing lessons about how scientists communicate with policymakers, how policymakers use science, h...more
2008 - 2008


  United Kingdom: Capability Statement on Scottish Education Institutions
LTS provided marketing and communications services to Scottish Development International (SDI) to produce promotional materials, with a goal of effectively publicizing the work provided by Scottish educational institutions to international aid organizations. The project involved consulting a wide ra...more
2008 - 2008


  United Kingdom: Assessment of Current Capability and Future Costs for Major Forest Nations to Measure and Monitor their Carbon and Scoping Capacity for Climate Change Mitigation in Tropical Forest Countries
This assignment was undertaken as part of the Eliasch Review: an independent review that reported to the (UK) Prime Minister on the role of global forests in tackling climate change through existing and new financing mechanisms. The study covered 25 tropical countries worldwide and required the LTS ...more
2008 - 2008


  South-East Asia: Asia, Mid Term Review of Developing Land Snail Expertise in South and Southeast Asia, DEFRA
This assignment involved conducting a mid term review of a generally successful project breaking new ground in generating knowledge and building expertise in land snail study in South and South East Asia.The rationale and need for the project was identified to be clear these neglected/understudied c...more
2008 - 2008


  Brazil: Evaluation of Closed Darwin Initiative Projects in Brazil
This assignment evaluated a cluster of five “closed” Darwin projects in Brazil. Four of the five projects were well implemented, achieved their objectives and have had lasting long term impacts. They represented excellent value for money and produced results in excess of the value of the...more
2007 - 2007


  Sri Lanka: Mid Term Review of Buffer Zone Restoration and Development in Knuckles Forest Reserve
This mid term review was of a project “To enhance the sustainable conservation of biological diversity and ecosystem services in the Knuckles Forest Reserve (KFR), Sri Lanka, by addressing the main threats to environmental protection through the development of options for buffer zone managemen...more
2007 - 2007


  Romania: Mid Term Review of ADEPT – Agricultural Development & Environmental Protection in Transylvania
The review encompassed both a desktop study and site visit combined with interviews with the United Kingdom and Romanian project team, project partners and beneficiaries. The project was implemented by the ADEPT Foundation, which is based in the UK and Romania in cooperation with wide range of Roman...more
2007 - 2007


  Asia: Darwin Initiative Evaluation of Closed Projects in India and Nepal
This assignment evaluated a cluster of five closed Darwin projects in India and Nepal. Three of the projects reviewed were set up in response to the catastrophic vulture declines in India and Nepal from the 1990s onwards. These well planned, effective and dedicated projects, which were timely and re...more
2007 - 2007


  Mongolia: Evaluation of Closed Darwin Initiative Projects in Mongolia
An opportunity was taken to carry out a closed project evaluation on DI Project 12-029: The Steppe Forward Programme: Training conservationists for Mongolia’s future. Meetings were held with a number of individuals. All the indications are of a well delivered and successful project, with the l...more
2003 - 2008


  Kenya: Forest Rehabilitation and Environmental Management Strengthening Programme
The USAID-funded FORREMS (2003-2008) and the World Bank-funded NRMP (2007-2013) aimed to strengthen government natural resource management institutions, assists local community groups in improving forest and environmental management, aid the rehabilitation of degraded rangelands and improves rural l...more
2007 - 2014


  Kenya: Institutional Support to Forest Sector Reform
The Miti Mingi Maisha Bora Programme (Inception Phase, 2007-2009) was the main instrument supporting the forest sector reform process in Kenya. The overall objective of the programme was increased contribution of forests to economic recovery and poverty alleviation on environmentally and socially su...more
2007 - 2007


  East Africa: Review of Microfinance Initiatives in Protected Area and Environmental Contexts in East Africa
As part of a multi-county lesson learning exercise, LTS was contracted to review six microfinance schemes established over the past eight years in the context of protected areas and ecosystem conservation projects with the objective of assessing their performance against environmental, social and fi...more
2007 - 2007


  Africa - Regional: Policy Options for Strengthening the Management of Miombo Woodlands to Meet Household Needs in Southern Africa
The project contributed to the World bank project, Policies and incentives for improving the management of miombo woodlands to meet household needs in Southern Africa. The project outputs were for World Bank ARD and ENV staff working on the design and development of forestry interventions which inco...more
2007 - 2007


  Kenya: Implementing a Risk-based Approach Towards Environmental Management
The mandate of this initiative was twofold: to support the Kenyan National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) to develop a risk based environmental policy and regulatory framework for delivering the new Environment Management Coordination Act; and to engage partners in government, industry and ...more
2008 - 2011


  Tanzania: The ‘WATERMARK’ – Developing Accredited Standards for Sustainable Water Use
LTS, working with NGOs and partners in the private sector, led the design and development of an international standard for sustainable water resource use. This product-based accreditation scheme aimed to harness the growing power of ethical consumerism and Corporate Social Responsibility to drive su...more
2007 - 2007


  United Kingdom: Best Practice Guidelines – Sacred Natural Sites: Guidelines for Protected Area Managers
The IUCN Best Practice Protected Area Management Guidelines are recognised at the definitive work on protected area management, offering advice based on syntheses of worldwide experience by a team of international experts, and subject to a rigorous peer review. LTS was the lead editor and provided m...more
2007 - 2007


  Montserrat: A Study for the Establishment of a Multiple Use Marine Park
LTS was contracted to take a lead in this study. Specific tasks included reviewing the relevant documents, convening a stakeholders workshop to provide local technical input and ensuring stakeholder support and determining, in consultation with major stakeholders and the wider community, the locatio...more
2007 - 2008


  Africa: Regional Climate Change Programme
Southern Africa is particularly vulnerable to climate related challenges. As part of an ongoing effort to help minimize the risks associated with climate change, DFID has been supporting adaptation efforts in the region. In 2007/08 LTS, together with our regional partner OneWorld, conducted a 5-coun...more
2007 - 2007


  Ecuador: Evaluation of Closed Darwin Initiative Project in the Galapagos Islands
Five closed Darwin projects were reviewed and interaction was had with a further two current projects. A wide number of past and present project members and conservation stakeholders were met including the CBD focal point in Quito. It was found that all the projects met their objectives and have had...more
2007 - 2007


  South Africa: Mid Term Review of the South Africa Africulture Project
A mid term review (MTR) of the Darwin Initiative Project titled Africulture Centre (14-050) was commissioned and took place in January 2007. The Africulture Centre Project was led by GardenAfrica in partnership with Umthathi, in collaboration with of a number of United Kingdom and Republic of South ...more
2006 - 2006


  Indonesia: Mid Term Review of a Market Led Conservation Response to the Domestic Bird Trade in Indonesia
This Mid term Review was based on a field visit in December 2006, undertaken as part of a combined mission including Evaluation of Closed DI Projects in Indonesia and Sabah, Malaysia. The overall finding was that this is a highly relevant project with an innovative design addressing market-based app...more
2007 - 2007


  South Pacific: Network of Locally Managed Marine Protected Areas in Solomon Islands and Fiji – Mid Term Review
Project 14-020 Network of Locally Management Marine Protected Areas in Solomon Islands was based in the Western Province of the Solomon Islands and was implemented by WWF-UK in partnership with WWF Solomon Islands (WWF-SI). The project commenced in July 2005 and ran until June 2008. The projects pur...more
2007 - 2007


  Malaysia: Evaluation of Closed Darwin Initiative Projects in Sabah
This evaluation of closed Darwin Initiative projects in Sabah, Malaysia, found that the projects evaluated have had a remarkable impact on both habitat and species conservation in Sabah particularly by a) contributing to the establishment of two new protected areas of global importance, and b) demon...more
2007 - 2007


  Central America: Evaluation of Closed Darwin Initiative Projects in Costa Rica and Panama
The evaluation of closed projects in Panama and Costa Rica was carried out through a series of telephone interviews, correspondence with project leaders, team members and a field visit to both countries where face to face interviews took place. The five projects evaluated spanned from 1993 to 2006 w...more
2007 - 2007


  Indian Ocean: Evaluation of Closed Darwin Initiative Projects in Seychelles, Mauritius and Rodrigues
The objective of the evaluation of closed projects was to review the outcomes of Darwin Initiative projects in view of their original proposal and logical frameworks. Seven projects were reviewed during a field visit to Seychelles, Mauritius and Rodrigues which took place during the 20th to the 30th...more
2007 - 2007


  Mauritius: Mid Term Review of Developing Reserves for Biodiversity Conservation and Sustainable Fisheries in Rodrigues, DEFRA
This report provided the findings and recommendations of the mid-term review for Darwin Initiative Project 13-027: Developing Reserves for Biodiversity Conservation and Sustainable Fisheries in Rodrigues. The mid-term review aimed to assess the relevance, efficiency, effectiveness and impact of the ...more
2006 - 2006


  Indonesia: Evaluation of Closed Darwin Initiative Projects in Indonesia
This evaluation of closed projects in Indonesia is based on a mix of interviews in UK and field visits. The five projects evaluated were running between 1995 and 2003 but there was also a current project that is a continuation of two of the earlier projects. The projects evaluated included a herbari...more
2006 - 2006


  Southern Africa: Technical Support to Community Conservation, Project Design, Monitoring and Evaluation
The Serengeti-North Luangwa Ecosystem Management Project (SLEMP) was a 5-year integrated conservation, development and landscape management initiative jointly implemented by Frankfurt Zoological Society (FZS), with co-financing from the European Commission’s Programme on Tropical Forests in De...more
2006 - 2006


  United Kingdom: Access Project – Environmental Assessment and Management Support Consultancy
The volcanic island of St Helena rises from the South Atlantic Ocean some 1,200 miles from the coast of Africa. The development of an airport was considered. Following feasibility studies, DFID recruited LTS in association with Faber Maunsell to undertake an Environmental Impact Assessment of the pr...more
2006 - 2006


  Tanzania: Development and Institutionalization of a National Forest Programme Monitoring Facility and Database
Tanzania’s National Forest Programme (NFP) represents a long-term strategic plan for the implementation of the Forestry Policy and Forestry Act. It is cross sectoral in scope and covers a range of activities, being implemented by players within national government, local government, local comm...more
2006 - 2007


  Tanzania: Serengeti-North Luangwa Ecosystem Project
The Serengeti-North Luangwa Ecosystem Management Project was a 5-year integrated conservation, development and landscape management initiative jointly implemented and financed by the Frankfurt Zoological Society and the European Commission. Project activities focused on the practical application of ...more
2006 - 2006


  Africa - Regional: Implementing Africa’s Science and Technology Consolidated Plan of Action
DFID supported the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) Office of Science and Technology to support the design of institutional arrangements and strengthening of capacity for implementing ‘Africa’s Science and Technology Consolidated Plan of Action’. In early Augu...more
2006 - 2006


  South Africa: Certification in the Natural Products Sector and Feasibility of Interventions
Under the umbrella of the recently launched Natural Futures Programme, the World Conservation Union in South Africa (IUCN-SA) and partner PhytoTrade Africa asked LTS and its partners to investigate ethical certification schemes and their accessibility to Southern African small and medium enterprises...more
2006 - 2006


  Sudan: Forestry Policy and Strategy Development
Southern Sudan has a diverse and extensive forestry resource base. After more than 20 years of civil war, this has become degraded and the government is rebuilding its structures from effectively a zero base. Following the Comprehensive Peace Agreement, the situation in Southern Sudan has been in a ...more
2006 - 2006


  Tanzania: Mahale Ecosystem Management Project – Monitoring and Evaluation Plan
The Mahale ecosystem bordering Lake Tanganyika is globally important for its tropical forest biodiversity, as well as for supporting the local livelihoods. In recent years, there has been major disturbance to these communities and large refugee in-migration from regional conflicts. This upheaval has...more
2006 - 2006


  United Kingdom: Chain of Custody Assessment for Marine Timber Procurement
The general objective of this study was to provide technical expertise in responsible timber procurement to a private client interested in purchasing a large volume of tropical hardwood for marine construction from a legal and sustainable source. Activities included an assessment of different source...more
2002 - 2002


  Ghana: Protected Areas Development Programme: Phase II
  The prime objective of the Protected Areas Development Programme (Phase II) was to enhance the conservation of biodiversity heritage in Ankasa and Bia Conservation Areas, as well as the Krokosua Hill Forest Reserve which is a designated Globally Significant Biodiversity Area. PADP II consolid...more
2006 - 2010


  Malawi: Improved Forest Management for Sustainable Livelihoods Programme
Malawi’s overarching policy document is the Malawi Growth and Development Strategy (MGDS), a second generation PRSP which was adopted in 2006 for the period 2006-11, it sought to transform Malawi from a predominately importing and consuming country to a producing and exporting nation€. A nu...more
2006 - 2006


  Latin America: Development Potential of Chainsaw Logging and Milling and Associated Decision Guide
This was a research project designed to clarify the conversion efficiency of chainsaw log conversion, the flow of costs and benefits that arise and the potential for improving skills and lowering impacts through application of modified reduced logging techniques. The starting point was a comprehensi...more
2006 - 2006


  Kenya: Case Study on Cluster of Projects Centred on Capacity Building and National Museums of Kenya
This assignment evaluated a cluster of eight closed Darwin projects that were supported between November 1993 and March 2005 and that all directly or indirectly focused on strengthening capacity for biodiversity conservation in Kenya and the East Africa region....more
2006 - 2006


  Vietnam: Evaluation of Closed Darwin Initiative Projects Located in Vietnam
This evaluated of closed projects in Vietnam evaluated five projects. Some of the projects seemed to have been ‘good starts’ that could easily and usefully be built on. Local partners had reflected thoroughly on the projects, learning from both what worked well during the project but als...more
2006 - 2006


  Tanzania: Evaluation of Closed Darwin Initiative Projects Located in Tanzania
This evaluation of closed projects in Tanzania evaluated five projects. A key lesson emerging from the evaluation findings was the importance of institutional capacity building for positive institutional change and the sustainability of long term benefits to a country. In order to realise this, howe...more
2006 - 2006


  Peru: Evaluation of Closed Projects in Peru
This assignment evaluated four Darwin Initiative projects that were closed. This presented an opportunity to evaluate the sustainability and legacy that have emerged from the achievements since the official end of the projects at Country level. In terms of awareness raising, findings have helped to ...more
2006 - 2006


  South Africa: Evaluation of Closed Darwin Initiative Projects Located in South Africa
This evaluation of closed projects in Southern Africa evaluated three projects that all, to a greater or lesser degree, achieved what they set out to achieve even if they had to take different paths than planned  in terms of activities to get there. The projects contributed to enabling South Africa...more
2006 - 2006


  Africa: Mid Term Review of Conservation Management Training and Capacity Building in Sub-Saharan Africa
On behalf of the Darwin ECTF Monitoring and Evaluation component, Patrick Abbot conducted a field visit to CEAD as part of a mid-term review of Darwin Project 13-002. The field visit was undertaken between 1st and 5th February 2006. Meetings and interviews were held with CEAD staff and management, U...more
2005 - 2005


  Peru: Mid Term Review of Participatory Forest Management for Medicinal Plant Production in Peru
A Mid Term Review of Darwin Initiative project 13-015 ‘Participatory forest management for medicinal plant production in Peru’ was conducted by ECTF with a field visit to Peru over the period of 25th of October 2nd of November 2005. The project was implemented by Environmental Change Ins...more
2005 - 2005


  East Timor: Rural Development Programme II, Identification and Appraisal Missions
Based on the EC Country Strategy Paper and National Indicative Plan 2005-06, this project supported the Government of Timor-Leste in the identification and appraisal of a second integrated Rural Development Programme (RDP II) to be financed by the EU with a budget of £9 million. By focusing on agri...more
2002 - 2005


  Asia: Market Development of Bamboo and Rattan Products with Potential
The overall objective of the project administered by the International Network on Bamboo and Rattan (INBAR) is to improve the quality, durability, market opportunities and resource base of bamboo and rattan commodities and their sustainable development in Bangladesh, Nepal and Myanmar. The project w...more
2005 - 2005


  Africa: Linking National Forest Programme to Poverty Reduction Strategies
The multi-country study attempted to determine the extent to which national forest programmes (NFPs) and other sectoral processes in selected countries (Kenya, Namibia, Nigeria, Malawi, Mali, Sudan, Tanzania, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia) are linked to the development and implementation of Poverty Reduct...more
2003 - 2005


  United Kingdom: Review of Nine Regional Forestry Frameworks
The aim of this study was to review the nine Regional Forestry Frameworks (RFF) developed between 2003 and 2005 and to map their scope and focus against the 1998 England Forestry Strategy (EFS).The rationale for the assignment was the impending revision of the England Forestry Strategy and the need ...more
2005 - 2005


  Bosnia and Herzegovina: 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, ...more
2005 - 2005


  Romania: Development and Implementation of a Monitoring and Evaluation Plan
LTS was contracted to establish project M&E procedures for the Forest Development Project and to support the development and implementation of a Monitoring and Evaluation Systems within the Project Management Unit and at a sector level. The M&E system established was based on a key set of pe...more
2007 - 2007


  United Kingdom: Review of Environmental Impact for Short Rotation Forestry
The general objective of this study was to provide an assessment of the potential environmental impact of short rotation forestry using fast growing broadleaved trees in the UK. The recent interest for fast growing non-native species for energy generation/ biomass has raised concern on their potenti...more
2005 - 2005


  Worldwide: Guidelines on Stakeholder Participation in National Forest Programmes
Today, nearly all countries have forest sector strategies of some form or another, most of which have elements of an NFP process. Participation is widely accepted as an essential principle for such processes, however there is a wide and diversified understanding about what participation means. Furth...more
2005 - 2005


  Pacific Islands: Evaluation of Biodiversity Conservation Training – Pacific Island States
This evaluation of a closed project was of Darwin Initiative project 8-009 that was implemented by the International Centre for Protected Landscapes (University of Wales Aberystwyth in conjunction with Pacific regional partners, the University for the South Pacific (USP) and the South Pacific Region...more
2005 - 2005


  Brazil: Biodiversity and Functional Value of Amazonian Primary, Secondary and Plantation Forests – Mid Term Review
This review is based on a field visit to the project carried out between 16 and 27 February 2005, with a period of 7 days at the project site. 2. In its original form, the project aimed to determine the comparative biodiversity, above ground carbon-sequestration and hydrological impacts in 3 forest ...more
2004 - 2004


  Colombia: Mid Term Review of Indigenous Methods to Sustainably Manage Riverine Plantations, Amazon Region
A Mid Term Review of Darwin Initiative project no. 12-016, ‘Indigenous methods to sustainably manage riverine plantations, Amazon region’, Colombia, was undertaken during the period 22 – 30 November 2004. The project lead institutions were the University of Strathclyde and the Univ...more
2004 - 2004


  Bhutan: Medicinal Plants Project Phase II
The project aimed to conserve medicinal plant resources in high altitude areas of Bhutan; improve the incomes, employment opportunities and livelihoods of rural communities in high altitude areas; strengthen the organisation, management and cost-effectiveness of the medicinal plants industry; and en...more
2004 - 2005


  Africa - Regional: Support to Forestry Services for Commerical Tea Company
Staff time in the field with analysis work undertaken in Edinburgh. The company has one large estate in Kericho, Kenya and seven estates located across western Uganda. In both countries, advice was linked into current and predicted wider changes to the forestry sector. The recommendations included i...more
2004 - 2005


  Ghana: Research and Advocacy Programme
LTS provided programme management services under the Ghana Research and Advocacy Programme (GRAP) – a pooled donor funding mechanism for supporting the institutional development of Research and Advocacy Organisations (RAOs) in Ghana. GRAP offered multi-annual grants to a group of the most esta...more
2004 - 2004


  Africa - Regional: Fact-Finding and Identification Mission for Finnish Regional Forestry Programme
Although broadly devolved from the Millennium Development Goals, Finland’s Aid Resolution identifies a number of areas of particular relevance to forestry. In addition to the delivery of forest products and services, forestry, in which Finland’s own economic development is strongly roote...more
2004 - 2004


  Nigeria: Evaluation of the Living Earth Community Forestry Project in Cross River State
Alex Forbes of LTS International led the Final Evaluation of the project in accordance with EU guidelines on monitoring and evaluation. The evaluation engaged Living Earth Foundation Nigeria (LENF) staff and community-based groups in a lesson learning process that assessed achievements and impacts r...more
2004 - 2004


  Sierra Leone: Environmental Impact Assessment of the Bumbuna Hydro Electric Dam
The Bumbuna Hydroelectric Project (BHP) was located on the Seli River, about 250 km northeast of Freetown, Sierra Leone. It consists of an asphalt-faced rock-filled dam (88 meters high), two multipurpose tunnels and a powerhouse at the base of the dam with a design capacity of 50 MW. The BHP is the ...more
2004 - 2004


  United Kingdom: Evaluate the Efforts in Assessing the Environmental Policy of the Beneficiary Countries of the Special Arrangements to Combat Drug Production and Trafficking Under the Generalised Tariff Preferences
In order to help the 12 countries to combat the drug trafficking and production culture, duty free access was granted to imports of certain products originating in these countries. The special arrangements provide the countries with export opportunities for substitution crops to help improve their e...more
2004 - 2005


  World: Evaluation of the Department for International Development’s Ten Year Renewable Natural Resources Research Programme
LTS, in collaboration with the Oxford Policy Management Institute and the Norwegian Agricultural University, was selected to conduct an evaluation of DFID’s ten year Renewable Natural Resources Research Programme. This evaluation constituted an important opportunity to reassess and redirect DF...more
2004 - 2004


  Chile: Mid Term Review of an Integrated Conservation Programme for Threatened Endemic Forest Species in Chile
A Mid Term Review of Darwin Initiative project no. 11-012, An integrated conservation programme for threatened endemic forest species in Chile, was undertaken during the period 4 – 8 April 2004. The project lead institution was the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RGBE) with partners, the Facul...more
2004 - 2004


  Fiji: Identifying sites of global biodiversity conservation importance for the Fiji BSAP – Mid Term Review
A Mid Term Review of Darwin Initiative project 11-022 Identifying sites of global biodiversity conservation importance for the Fiji BSAP was conducted by ECTF with a field visit to Fiji over the period of 11-22 February 2005. The MTR was conducted in parallel to ex-post evaluation of two closed Darw...more
2004 - 2004


  Tanzania: Mid Term Review of A National Plan for Carnivore Conservation in Tanzania
The Mid-Term Review (MTR) was primarily intended to provide an external perspective on project progress and future direction for the benefit of the UK and host country institutions, and the Darwin Initiative. The aim was to assist a project increase efficiency and effectiveness, as well as draw out ...more
2003 - 2003


  Uzbekistan: Establishment of the Nuratau-Kyzylkum Biosphere Reserve as a Model for Biodiversity Conservation
LTS managed a sub-project on Community Forestry and Reforestation. The overall goal of the sub-project was to address the biodiversity threats from forest loss/degradation, by developing sustainable forestry use and restoration models which are: easily replicable, founded as far as possible on tradi...more
2003 - 2003


  Thailand: Training on Decentralised Forest Management Planning
LTS managed in conjunction with RECOFTC a tailor-made training course designed at developing awareness and skills necessary for strategic planning also provides a platform from which capacity building for decentralised management – identifying objectives, budgeting, monitoring and evaluation a...more
2003 - 2003


  India: Project Formulation for an Integrated Natural Resource Development and Poverty Reduction Project
JBIC commissioned a review of the Social Forestry aspects of this EU funded Project. The Project focuses on the nature of the operations of Village Forest Committees and the potential to impact on marginalised groups. LTS provided a social forestry specialist to review the social forestry aspects of...more
2003 - 2003


  Vietnam: Output to Purpose Review of the Northern Mountains Poverty Reduction Project
The Northern Mountains Poverty Reduction Project (NMPRP) was co-financed by the World Bank and DFID to the value of USD132.5 million and aimed to benefit about 1 million rural poor, 85% of whom are ethnic minorities in six provinces of Vietnam. The project provides basic rural infrastructure and oth...more
2003 - 2005


  Africa - Regional: Support to Forestry College Curriculum Revision
The Forestry Colleges Curriculum Development Project aimed to revise the forestry curricula, build the capacity of College teachers to carry out curricula review, update teaching methods and produce new materials. The project objective was to link and build capacity for the national forestry program...more
2001 - 2003


  South Africa: National Forest Programme Support Services to the South Africa Forestry Programme
DFID supports the forest sector in South Africa as an integrated part of a wider sustainable livelihoods programme. There were three key areas of activity of LTS support including completing the restructuring / privatisation process for the plantation resource; consolidation and progressing the orga...more
2002 - 2005


  South Africa: Water and Forestry Support Programme
The Department of Water Affairs and Forestry (DWAF) is responsible for managing South Africa’s water and forestry resources and for reversing historic patterns of management detrimental to the interests of the poor. As an integrated part of a wider sustainable livelihoods programme, DFID has s...more
2003 - 2003


  Uganda: Plan Vivo System
LTS and ECCM initiated a successful Plan Vivo system in Uganda in 2003, which has already resulted in significant ancillary benefits beyond offsetting greenhouse gas emissions. Carbon sequestration offers a significant boost in income to farmers engaged in natural forest management: revenue generate...more
2003 - 2003


  Worldwide: Business Planning for Forestry: Kenya, Uganda, Sri Lanka
This private sector client had extensive estate areas with potential for commercial plantations set within a local mosaic of forest resources providing environmental and social benefits. The owner of the estate sought advice from LTS to develop a forestry plan consistent with the estates’ comm...more
2003 - 2004


  Tanzania: Development of a National Participatory Forest Management Monitoring System
The Government of Tanzania supports participatory forest management (PFM) as part of its strategy to achieve sustainable forest management by encouraging the management or co-management of forest and woodland resources by communities living closest to the resources. In addition, benefits to communit...more
2003 - 2003


  Tanzania: Jozani-Chwaka Bay Conservation Project, Phase III, Final Project Review
The Jozani-Chwaka Bay Conservation Project was an integrated conservation and development project that was established by the Zanzibar Department of Commercial Crops, Fruit and Forestry (DCCFF) and CARE Tanzania, in 1995. The project objective was to conserve the unique biodiversity of the forest re...more
2003 - 2006


  Georgia: Development and Testing of a New Forest Auctioning System
A key activity of this project was to develop a new timber and non-wood forest product auctioning system. This included the preparation of guidelines for sustainable utilisation of forest resources to increase revenue and maintain transparency. The project entailed a revision of current legislation ...more
203 - 2005


  Georgia: Development of National Forest Standards
Since the collapse of the Soviet Union, Georgia has been developing and refining its Government structure, legislation, regulations and standards to comply with its evolution to a market based economy. Under the Soviet system there were over 400 standards relating to forestry. Under the World Bank F...more
2003 - 2006


  Montenegro: Forestry Sector Development in Northern Montenegro Project
To support the Government of Montenegro in the transition to a market economy, this project aimed to support the whole state forest sector, from planning and execution of forest resource management to the processing of final wood products including their marketing. The key areas in forest resources ...more
2005 - 2009


  Worldwide: Forest Governance Learning Group
Forestry can contribute to the eradication of poverty and sustainability, but only with good forest governance. As a key founding member of the Forest Governance Learning Group (FGLG) LTS continues to focus its efforts on improving national forest programmes in Sub-Saharan Africa (Cameroon, Ghana, M...more
2003 - 2003


  Worldwide: Study on the Impact of Market-Based Instruments and Initiatives on the Trade in Forest Products and Sustainable Forest Management
This research was part of the FAO’s global study entitled “The Impact Assessment of Forest Products Trade in the Promotion of Sustainable Forest Management”. The LTS study identified and described relevant market-based initiatives and analyzed their impact on forest product trade a...more
2003 - 2003


  Cameroon: Mid Term Review of CEESP I and the Community Foresty Project
The background to the project and the Living Earth Foundation’s approach to work in Cameroon is important context, while the underlying problems the project has faced are quite complex. Therefore, this short review first documented the background to the project, before examining the project...more
2003 - 2019


  Worldwide: Monitoring, Evaluation and Administrative Manager of the Darwin Initiative and the Illegal Wildlife Trade Challenge Fund
The Darwin Initiative supports developing countries and the UK Overseas Territories to conserve biodiversity and reduce poverty. The Darwin Initiative is the UK’s flagship biodiversity grants. It provides grants for projects working in developing countries and UK Overseas Territories (OTs). LT...more
2002 - 2002


  Indonesia: Mid Term Review of Conservation of the Paguyaman Forest in North Sulawesi
The Darwin Initiative supported the establishment of a forest reserve in North Sulawesi, Indonesia. Through the project, Conservation of the Paguyaman Forest in North Sulawesi, Indonesia, (Ref 162/09/012) in partnership with a range of Indonesian organisations and additional support from the UK Fore...more
2002 - 2002


  Kenya: Mid Term Review of Important Biodiversity Areas in Kenya: Improving Monitoring, Management and Conservation Areas
A Mid-Term Review of the Darwin Initiative Project entitled “Kenya’s Important Biodiversity Areas: Improving Monitoring, Management and Conservation Action” (DI 11/003) took place from 16th to 20th February 2004. The project was led by the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds ...more
2002 - 2002


  Nepal: Review of the Royal Bardia National Park Buffer Zone Development Project – Phase II
LTS provided the Team Leader to review an integrated conservation and development project working directly with NGOs, CBOs and the park authorities to effectively manage the biodiversity of the Park and it’s buffer zone. LTS led project staff through an evaluation and reflection process that r...more
2002 - 2002


  South-East Asia: Country Strategy Paper Review: Thailand, Vietnam
LTS provided high-level governance support to the regional DFID field office in Thailand. The whole team assessed progress against the Logframe and progress against the priorities and expectations of the Government of Vietnam (GoV). Further, the level of uptake of innovative ideas and Lessons Learnt...more
2002 - 2006


  Uganda: Forest Resources and Conservation Management Programme
This long-standing programme aimed to build upon the initial EC support to forestry, taking forward conservation and sustainable forest management and support to the establishment of compensatory timber plantations by the private sector. In addition to support to the predecessor Natural Forest Manag...more
2002 - 2003


  Cameroon: Establishment of the Cameroon Mountains Conservation Foundation
The project aimed for the Cameroon Mountains Conservation Foundation (CAMCOF) to obtain Global Environment Facility (GEF), Private and Public sector funding to support conservation and sustainable development initiatives within the Western Cameroon Mountains ecosystem. LTS International guided a par...more
2001 - 2001


  Ethiopia: Awash Conservation and Development Project
CARE Ethiopia implements the AWASH Project in collaboration with the Ethiopian Wildlife Conservation Organisation (EXCO) and the Regional Governments. The concept of community approaches to conservation is considered experimental in Ethiopia, thus the project is being regarded as a testing ground fo...more
2002 - 2002


  Ghana: Gwira Banso Joint Forest Management Project
The project was implemented through close collaboration of its two components. One component focused on sustainable timber production and community benefits in their off reserve concession area, including raising awareness on the benefits of growing trees for local farmers. The second component aime...more
2002 - 2003


  Georgia: Forest Sector Rationalisation and Institutional Development Study
The Government of Georgia, with assistance from the World Bank, prepared the Georgia Forests Development Project. A key activity of this project was to prepare a detailed, phased and costed plan for the institutional and financial development of the State forest sector, aimed at improving its organi...more
2002 - 2002


  Croatia: Restructuring Study for the Strategic Development of State Forest Authority Hrvatske Sume
A study to provide the State forest authority with a detailed, phased and costed plan for its future role, restructuring and strategic development. The study started with a review of the forest sector and assessed how it will impact on and be affected by the restructuring. Based on it, the organisat...more
2002 - 2003


  Worldwide: Evaluation of Finnish Forestry Sector Development Cooperation
LTS fielded a team of 11 national and international consultants to evaluate Finnish forestry development assistance from 1990 to 2002. The aim was to focus on the programme as a whole using individual country programmes as sources of information. The target countries were Kenya, Namibia, Tanzania an...more
2001 - 2003


  Indonesia: Citarik Watershed Management Project
LTS provided specialist expertise in local NGO capacity building to support communities in the Citarik sub-watershed to better self-organise, and to advise on technical matters related to agricultural improvements. These capacity building efforts prepared the ground for a smoother implementation of ...more
2002 - 2002


  India: Review of the Jharkhand Community Forestry Project
The proposed five-year Jharkhand Community Forestry Project developed mechanisms to promote and sustain a transition from Joint Forest Management (JFM) to Community Forest Management (CFM). The adoption of CFM aimed to empower communities to take autonomous decisions regarding the management of fore...more
2002 - 2002


  India: Uttar Pradesh Forestry Project
The Uttar Pradesh Forestry Project assisted the Government of Uttar Pradesh in the development of the forestry sector. The project aimed to improve public sector management in the sector, increase forest cover, productivity and biodiversity in an environmentally and socially sustainable manner. LTS ...more
2002 - 2002


  Indonesia: Indonesia Forest Sector Support Programme – Pre-completion Review
The assignment consisted of the Forest Inventory and Monitoring Project (FIMP) and the Integrated Radio Communications Systems (IRCS) Project. The Forest Fire Prevention and Control Project were also partly integrated into the programme. LTS provided an international evaluation team who undertook a ...more
2001 - 2002


  Indonesia: Growth and Yield Modelling Framework
The project aimed to develop knowledge and generic tools for yield regulation of natural forests in tropical developing countries. LTS facilitated a process to ensure local stakeholders participate in decisions related to future allocation of timber harvested from local forests. The work aimed to de...more
2001 - 2001


  Thailand: Institutional Review of the Regional Community Forestry Training Centre for Asia and the Pacific
RECOFTC developed a strategic programme to establish its basic direction as an institution concerned with supporting community forestry in the Asia-Pacific region. To ensure this programme could be implemented effectively an assessment and realignment of the organisation structure was critical. LTS ...more
2001 - 2001


  Africa: Programme on Capacity Building for National Forest Programmes
The AAS project aimed to build capacity across Africa for the formulation and implementation of NFPs. In 2001, LTS was contracted to carry out a mid-term review of the project, and we provided relevant policy and training expertise from our staff consultants. Three countries (Kenya, Uganda and Tanza...more
2001 - 2002


  South Africa: Restructuring of Commercial Forests
The South African government announced that the state-owned timber plantations company, SAFCOL, would be privatized. LTS’ support to South Africa’s restructuring initiative was a key component of the wider ranging Restructuring Forests in Former Homelands Project, under which DFID suppor...more
2001 - 2001


  Malawi: Privatisation of Commercial Forest Plantations
The privatisation of Malawi’s commercial forest plantations was a hot topic in the National Forest Programme (NFP) process. DFID has supported privatisation since the late nineties. The Malawi Forestry Department had prepared an outline of a project to privatise its commercial forestry plantat...more
2001 - 2001


  Armenia: Natural Resource Management & Poverty Reduction Project
The project aimed to strengthen the institutional capacity of natural resource management agencies, to provide support to a coherent legal, policy and economic framework as well as to build the capacity of local communities to better sustain their livelihoods. The project consisted of three componen...more
2001 - 2001


  Latvia: Economic and Social Impacts of the Green-Field Pulp Mill Project Baltic Pulp Investment in Latvia
LTS undertook an assessment of the impacts of a proposed USD1bn pulp mill investment in Latvia. The key outputs included a concise report outlining the more significant costs and benefits of the proposed investment; recommendations for institutional changes which would enhance the Government’s...more
2001 - 2001


  Guyana: Timber Forest Products Marketing Study
LTS consultants prepared for Iwokrama a report that identified the geographical location of potential timber markets and their relative short and longer-term prospects, product requirements and demand for recognised indicators of socially and environmentally responsible business practices. The repor...more
2000 - 2000


  Philippines: Regional Study on Forestry Policy and Institutional Reforms, Formulation of the Bank’s Policy for Forestry
The study revised the ADB forest policy and sector strategy to make it consistent with and reflective of the needs of the Developing Member Countries, recent thinking and developments in the sector and to align the policy within ADB’s overarching objective of poverty reduction. LTS provided th...more
2000 - 2001


  Kenya: Arabuko Sokoke Project
Arabuko Sokoke Forest is the largest remaining block of natural forest on the East African Coast. The forest is a remarkable biodiversity resource and is regarded as a key forest for bird conservation in mainland Africa, with a high proportion of endemic species unique to the forest or coastal area....more
2000 - 2000


  East Africa: Assessment Study of the Vi Agroforestry Programme
The programme sought to improve the livelihoods of small-scale rural poor farmers in the Lake Victoria area. This was achieved through direct assistance – through tree planting and agroforestry to improve land management, to increase food and nutritional security, fuelwood availability and inc...more
2001 - 2002


  South Africa: Eastern Cape Community Forestry Pilot Project, Rural Development Forestry Education and Training Project & DFID Forest Sector Assistance Strategy
LTS provided a Team Leader and forestry specialist to assess two DFID forestry projects and the DFID forest sector assistance strategy. DFID’s assistance to the South African forest sector began in mid 1995, which resulted in the preparation of a strategy for assistance to the forest sector. T...more
2000 - 2000


  United Kingdom: Market Assessment of a Biotechnological Process for Timber
LTS contributed to a wider technical and commercial feasibility study of the potential for the Tri-Perm Process by undertaking a limited assessment of the European market for treated softwood and the potential for the substitution of pine by spruce in established markets. Consultants elaborated on t...more
2000 - 2001


  United Kingdom: Medium and Long-term Outlook for the Tropical Timber Market
Since the 1997 Asian currency crisis, economic conditions and currencies have stabilised, exports are growing and confidence has returned to the tropical timber trade. This study for ITTO was to provide a reassessment of the outlook for the tropical timber market in relation to the factors affecting...more
1999 - 1999


  South Africa: South Africa, Valuation of South Africa’s State-Owned Plantation Forests
The LTS team worked with government advisors, the South African Forest Company Limited (SAFCOL), local consultants, the Department of Water Affairs and Forestry and transaction advisors to assess the two forest valuation models. Specific advise was provided on: the most appropriate approach (model)...more
1999 - 1999


  Malawi: Malawi, National Forestry Programme – Working Group on Co-management of Forest Resources
A specialist in forest resource management collaborated to: support the establishment of a working group for co-management; facilitate and guide a synthesis study on collaborative management of natural resources (using case studies from Malawi); draw upon international experiences in co-management;...more
1999 - 2004


  Uganda: Forest Sector Policy and Strategy Project
This project was a coordinated, sector-wide, multi-donor programme which achieved ambitious and complex forestry reform. The purpose of the project was to create a positive, effective and sustainable policy and institutional environment for the Ugandan forestry sector. Major outputs of the project i...more
1996 - 1997


  Cameroon: Mount Cameroon Project (Phase 2 & Exit)
This project developed mechanisms for resource use and conservation in the high conservation value forests of Mount Cameroon. Partnerships for forest management were formed with a range of stakeholders including village users, national institutions and a major agro-business plantation corporation. T...more
1999 - 1999


  Bulgaria: Industrial Review for Bulgarian Post Privatization Fund
LTS assisted the Bulgarian Post Privatization Fund to establish a competitive position of a private client in its target markets. LTS supported the Fund Manager in undertaking an operational, financial and legal due diligence of the Company, which is required prior to presentation of an investment p...more
1999 - 2000


  Latin America: Feasiblity Study for the Development of a Regional Environmental Strategy
The themes of Environment and Sustainable Development form important strands of the development co-operation between the EC and the Central America. This study was commissioned to examine the feasibility of developing a regional environmental strategy and provide a framework for future development c...more
1992 - 2001


  Guyana: Sustainable Forest Management Programme
The project aimed to improve the management and operation of Barama Company’s forestry operations to enhance the commercial, environmental and social value of its resources. In the first phase, LTS International developed a programme of silvicultural and operational research to improve the qua...more
1999 - 2000


  Latin America: Review of the Regional Assistance Programme for Fisheries Development in the Central American Isthmus
The PRADEPESCA commenced in 1990 with the objective of forging the basis for co-ordinated and rational development of the fisheries sector in the Central American region. The programme aimed to encourage co-ordination between the fisheries sectors in each country and develop a regional framework for...more
1998 - 1998


  Kenya: Arabuko-Sokoke Forest Management and Conservation Project
A staff member acted as Team Leader for the Mid-Term Review. This assessed the project logframe and early implementation phase against criteria set out in the EC Guidelines for Forest Sector Develop Co-operation. The main areas examined were: the institutional framework for collaboration between th...more
1998 - 1998


  Lesotho: Lesotho, Drakensberg/Maloti Mountain Conservation Programme
The livelihood specialist provided by LTS assisted the project with: Compilation of  baseline information for the pilot project area in Mokhotlong; Feasibility assessment for integrated natural resource management for the Drakensberg /Maloti area; Facilitation of  stakeholder participation in...more
1998 - 1998


  Latvia: Support to Industrial Cluster Restructuring
The project aimed to develop a long term competitive advantage for the Latvian forest based industries with full utilisation of the forest resources that have recognised sustainable management that is increasing in volume and quality. LTS developed a concept of long term vision within a competitive ...more
1998 - 2000


  Latvia: Institutional Support for the Development of Private Sector Forestry
The project assisted the Ministry of Agriculture/Department of Forestry by implementing a newly drafted forest policy in line with EU guidelines and ongoing European Forest Policy processes. Targeting the development of private forestry and promotion of the wood sector, LTS provided short-term input...more
1998 - 1998


  United Kingdom: Evaluation of International Certification Standards
This study was undertaken to provide a critical assessment of international forest certification standards, including the perspective of industry on the future development of certification. LTS conducted market research to examine the views of the forest products industry, environmental NGOs, indepe...more
1997 - 2003


  Malawi: Social Forestry Training and Extension Project
This highly successful pilot project was designed to develop the capacity of the Malawi Forestry Department to interpret and implement national forest policy with an emphasis on encouraging participatory social forestry. This was achieved through training of Forestry Department staff in extension pl...more
1996 - 1996


  Botswana: Wildlife Conservation in Northern Region
A specialist in institutional strengthening was provided for a mid-term review of the programme. The findings showed that the project had been weakened by the lack of an appropriate problem analysis and a fragmented design process. In these circumstances the project would be unable to achieve full o...more
1996 - 1996


  Cameroon: Cameroon, Participatory Biodiversity Conservation Strategy – Mount Cameroon Project
A Forest Ecologist to work with a social development adviser in assisting the MCP-Limbe team to develop a participatory biodiversity conservation strategy. Specific responsibility held for: The biodiversity related components A review of relevant activities to date...more
1996 - 1996


  Uganda: Collaborative Management Task Force – Institutional Specialist
The Ministry of Tourism, Wildlife and Antiquities and the Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) wanted to prepare a plan of action for the integration of collaborative management strategies within UWA’s institutional and operational structure, policy and legislation. A task force was established wit...more
1996 - 1996


  Uganda: Forest Resources Management and Conservation Programme (Appraisal and Formulation)
LTS International provided a team that undertook a rigorous assessment of the technical, social, environmental and economic feasibility of the proposed project and produced a financing document. A more sophisticated, flexible and site-specific approach was recommended. Detailed social and environmen...more
1995 - 1996


  Uganda: Uganda, Natural Forest Management & Conservation Project – Evaluation
An end-of-phase evaluation team spent four weeks in Uganda conducting extensive field visits to forest reserves and meeting with the main institutional stakeholders. The points covered included: The project identification and design process The efficiency and effectiveness of implementation The ove...more
1996 - 1996


  Uganda: Evaluation of Support to National Authorising Office
The EC provided 1.5 m ECU to fund five technical assistance staff to strengthen the National Authorising Officers (NAO) Office and line ministries within the Ministry of Finance. Two freelance consultants undertook an evaluation of this assistance. They were responsible for all aspects of the study ...more
1998 - 1998


  Tanzania: Resource Assessment and Collaborative Forest Management of Tanga’s Coastal Forests
The work was initially based at a pilot site, Kipumbwi, in a mangrove Reserve Forest in Pangani district. Inputs were provided to an interdisciplinary team to achieve the following: Established district and regional planning systems (including management information systems) which enable government...more
1996 - 1996


  South Africa: Community Forestry Research Programme
The Department of Water Affairs and Forestry under-went a transition from a traditional industrial forestry agency to one that is responsive to community forestry needs. From the new perspective trees and forestland management are an integral part of community development in rural South Africa. To a...more
1995 - 1995


  Ghana: Ghana, Trade and Investment Programme – Export Assistance Component
LTS International undertook a study within the forest industry sector which covered: The evaluation and selection of forest sector companies to join the export programme. Matching client manufacturing facilities to potential export added value products with a focus on sawmill fallers. Improving log...more
1995 - 1995


  Zimbabwe: Evaluation of Dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane Impact Assessment Study
From 1987 to 1992 the UK ODA conducted a research project to improve understanding of the environmental costs of DDT and other insecticides used in ground spraying operations against tsetse fly. LTS provided a staff ecologist to work with an economist to evaluate the policy and scientific impact of ...more
1995 - 2000


  India: Western Ghats Forestry Project – Project Process Support Team
The Western Ghats Forestry Project aimed to conserve the biodiversity of the Western Ghats forests in Southern India and to sustain and enhance livelihoods. This was achieved through a process of institutional strengthening within the Forest Department to develop Joint Forest Planning and Management...more
1993 - 1993


  Guyana: Environmental and Social Impact Assessment of proposed forestry operations
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1993 - 1993


  Nepal: Middle Hills Community Forestry Project
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1993 - 1993


  Nigeria: Oban Hills Programme
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1989 - 1989


  Guyana: Evaluation of a Forest Concession
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1992 - 1992


  Ecuador: AWA Forest Reserve Sustainable Timber Production Project
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1992 - 1992


  Russia: Tomsk Industry Development
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1992 - 1992


  Sri Lanka: Participatory Forest Management Project
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1992 - 1992


  China: China Forestry Programme Formulation
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1992 - 1993


  Russia: Sawmill Joint Venture Feasibilty Study
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1992 - 1993


  Russia: Concept Timber Products Ltd
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1992 - 1994


  Latvia: Sala Port Development
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2001 - 2001


  Indonesia: Indonesia-United Kingdom Tropical Forest Management Programme – Training
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1997 - 1999


  Indonesia: Indonesia-United Kingdom Tropical Forest Management Programme – Conservation
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1992 - 1992


  Guyana: Sustainable Forest Management Programme
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1991 - 1997


  Indonesia: Tropical Forest Management Programme
This DFID-funded £20 million programme was designed to promote and develop sustainable management and conservation of forests in Indonesia. The main activities involved developing policy and strategic aspects of forest management within the Ministry of Forestry and improving inter-Ministry co-ordin...more
1991 - 1991


  Nicaragua: Support to Preparation of the Nicaraguan Pine Bulletin and Initial Support to the Preparation of Integrated Strategies
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1991 - 1991


  Russia: Timber Grading Course
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1991 - 1991


  Russia: Kamchatka Regional Development
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1991 - 1991


  Western Samoa: Western Samoa, 1991, Watershed Management and Community Development Project
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1991 - 1991


  Vietnam: Rehabilitation of Melaleuca Forest on Acid Sulphate Soils in the Mekong Delta
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1991 - 1991


  Sri Lanka: Forestry Development Project Evaluation Baseline Study
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1991 - 1991


  Nepal: Nepal Third Forestry Development Project
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1991 - 1991


  Kenya: Environmental Impact Evaluation of Molo Litein Road
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1991 - 1991


  Kenya: Bura Fuelwood Project
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1991 - 1991


  Ghana: Inventory of Gmelina arborea
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1991 - 1991


  Russia: “A” Frame Portable House
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1991 - 1992


  Kenya: Formulation of Forest Sector Master Plan
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1991 - 1993


  Russia: Establishment and Management of Four Wood Processing Joint Ventures
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1991 - 1993


  Kenya: Kenya Indigenous Forest Conservation Project
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1991 - 1994


  India: Western Ghats Forestry Project
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1994 - 1994


  India: Rehabilitation of Common Lands in the Aravalli Hills
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1990 - 1990


  Guatemala: Fuelwood Plantation Pilot Project Review
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1990 - 1990


  Costa Rica: Plantations for Tobacco Curing
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1990 - 1990


  Russia: Wood Industries Development
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1990 - 1990


  Indonesia: Forest Conservation Preparation Study
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1990 - 1990


  Zambia: Review and Evaluation of Fourteen Years of Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Finland Support of Tropical Forestry Research
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1990 - 1991


  Ivory Coast: Ivory Coast, SODEFOR Hardwood Plantation Project Evaluation
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1989 - 1989


  United Kingdom: City Greenbelt Development Policy
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1988 - 1989


  Liberia: Evaluation of a Forest Concession
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1989 - 1991


  Sao Tome and Principe: Forest Conservation and Sustainable Development Project
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1989 - 1991


  Ethiopia: North Shewa Rural Reclamation and Development Programme
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1989 - 1991


  Somalia: Forestry Development and Strengthening of the Forestry Department
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1988 - 1988


  United Kingdom: Review of Marketing Strategy and Product Development
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1988 - 1988


  United Kingdom: Development of Estate Sawmill
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1988 - 1988


  United Kingdom: Reorganisation of Production of High Performance Wooden Windows
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1988 - 1988


  United Kingdom: Developing Market Opportunities for Fire Resistant Board
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1988 - 1988


  United Kingdom: Broadleaved Forest Policy Review
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1988 - 1988


  United Kingdom: Business Opportunities for Small Roundwood Conversion
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1988 - 1988


  Sri Lanka: Community Forestry Project
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1988 - 1988


  Solomon Islands: Forestry Development Project
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1988 - 1988


  Indonesia: Integrated Radio Communications Study
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1988 - 1988


  Indonesia: Timber Estates Project Review
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1988 - 1989


  Democratic Republic of the Congo: Development of Timber Concession
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1988 - 1990


  Nepal: Teria Forestry Project
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1988 - 1991


  Sudan: Restocking of the Gumbelt for Desertification Control
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1987 - 1987


  Ireland: Development Strategy for Joinery Companies
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1987 - 1987


  Democratic Republic of the Congo: Inspection of Timber Concession
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1987 - 1988


  Ethiopia: Baseline Studies for Fuelwood Project in the Blue Nile Catchment
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1987 - 1992


  Ethiopia: Addis-Bah Fuelwood Project
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1987 - 1993


  Nepal: Koshi Hills Rural Development Project
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1986 - 1987


  United Kingdom: Study of Fuelwood Harvesting and Delivery Cost
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1986 - 1988


  United Kingdom: Business Development for Kitchen Manufacturer
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1985 - 1985


  Jamaica: Jamaica, Rehabilitation Study of Sawmill
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1985 - 1985


  Spain: Master Plan for Renewable Energy Resources
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1985 - 1985


  Vanuatu: Evaluation of Forestry Development Projects
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1984 - 1985


  Papua New Guinea: Wood Fuel Supply for Dendrothermal Power Station – Feasibility Study
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1985 - 1985


  Ghana: Desertification Combat Programme Formulation
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1985 - 1986


  Zambia: Forest and Forest Industries Sector Strategy Study
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1985 - 1986


  Nigeria: Feasibility Study for Manufacturing of Charcoal
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1985 - 1987


  Ghana: Report on Rehabilitation of Forestry and Timber Processing Complex
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1986 - 1986


  United Kingdom: Urban Forestry in the Black Country
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1984 - 1984


  United Kingdom: Highland Perthshire Initiative
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1984 - 1984


  Indonesia: Review of Raw Material Supply for Proposed Timber Processing Development
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1984 - 1984


  Kenya: Establishment of a Forestry Development Strategy for the Kerio Valley Area
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1984 - 1984


  Kenya: Charcoal as a Fuel for an Integrated Iron and Steel Plant – Feasibility Study
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1984 - 1984


  Botswana: Biomass Inventory of East Botswana
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1984 - 1985


  Zimbabwe: Energy Pricing Study
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1984 - 1985


  Liberia: Review of Financial Systems for Forestry Development Authority
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1984 - 1988


  Ethiopia: National Fuelwood Programme
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1983 - 1983


  United Kingdom: Wood Utilisation Systems – Combustion Strategies
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1982 - 1983


  Malaysia: Feasibility Study for a Furniture Factory
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1983 - 1983


  Myanmar: Dry Zone Wood Energy Production
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1983 - 1983


  Swaziland: Charcoal Production
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1983 - 1987


  Indonesia: Tree Flora of Indonesia
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1982 - 1982


  United Kingdom: Afforestation Economics
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1982 - 1982


  United Kingdom: Possible New Afforestation on Scottish Moorlands
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1982 - 1982


  Malawi: Selection and Trial of Species for Farm and Village Woodlots
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1981 - 1981


  Suriname: Report on Charcoal-Making Operation
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1981 - 1981


  Guyana: Forestry Study
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1981 - 1981


  Greece: Feasibility Study for a Wood Processing Complex
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1981 - 1981


  Bangladesh: Mangrove Afforestation Study
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1980 - 1980


  Solomon Islands: Fiscal Aspects of the Timber Industry
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1980 - 1980


  Papua New Guinea: Forest Policy Study
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1979 - 1979


  Brazil: Review of Agroforestry Research
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1978 - 1978


  Suriname: Forest Inventory for the Mapane Wood Processing Company
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1978 - 1978


  Honduras: Small Forest Industries in Honduras
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1978 - 1978


  Brazil: Training and Investment Preparation for Forest Development in the Amazon Region, Brazil – Management of Tapajox National Forest
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1978 - 1978


  Indonesia: Feasibility Study
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1978 - 1979


  Suriname: Forest Sector Plan 1995-2000
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1977 - 1977


  Suriname: Forest Regeneration
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1977 - 1977


  Honduras: Evaluation of Mangrove Resource – Gulf of Fonseca
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1974 - 1974


  Thailand: Charcoal Production Study
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1974 - 1974


  Thailand: Tree Plantation Project
Comparison of alternative industrial strategies to manufacture wood pulp and industrial fuels (methanol and charcoal) in an integrated plant and as two separate plants for fuel and fibre). Also assessment of raw material supply and cost from natural forest and industrial plantations.  ...more
1973 - 1973


  United Kingdom: The Employment Generating Effect of Primary Forestry Investment in a District of Argyllshire
This report was undertaken to investigate the employment generating effects of primary forest investment in rural areas. The area studied was mid-Argyll. The findings are based on data colelcted from the Forestry Commission, private forestry groups and private estates. In addition, a survey of fores...more
1973 - 1973


  Gambia: A Wood Production Survey and Timber Trends Study
A wood consumption survey to establish a pattern and expectations of economic and population growth and forecasts of future requirements for timber. The consumption was estimated by main end users. The present and future potential of the country’s forest resources were assessed. A deficiency o...more
 
 


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