Implementation of an evaluation and learning partnership on the topic of financing forest-related enterprises. The purpose of this learning partnership was to help increase the viability and scale of investments in sustainable forest-related enterprises by harvesting lessons from different types and models of financing tested in the FIP as well as non-CIF investments, and applied learning to ongoing and planned forest investments. The scope of work was largely focused on non-grant investments into both public and private sector organizations and institutions. Findings will inform investment plans and strategies for overcoming barriers and effectively financing sustainable forest-related enterprises at scale.
LTS’ role was to lead the evaluative component of the assignment, including co-development of scope with primary stakeholders, alongside IIED; design and implement the evaluative components of the assignment, based on formative evaluation of FIP projects, development of illustrative case studies, using qualitative methods.; lead the identification of success stories where there has been successful facilitation of private sector investment in sustainable forest-related enterprise, the final analysis, synthesis and reporting, including the identification of transferable lessons on financing of sustainable forest-related enterprises.
As part of the wider global Climate Investment Fund learning, LTS managed an evaluation and learning partnership on the topic of financing forest-related enterprises within the Forest Investment Program (FIP) portfolio. LTS co-developed the strategic focus and scope of assignment (with IIED and key stakeholders) and designs the evaluative components of the partnership, based on formative evaluation of FIP projects. LTS performed meta-analyses and targeted research to complement this evaluative work; and facilitated continuous learning and exchange amongst key user groups. A series of illustrative case studies, using qualitative methods, supplements the portfolio review, meta-analysis, country evaluations focused on private sector investment in sustainable forest-related enterprises through engagement with private sector organisations, multi-lateral fund staff, and relevant non-governmental organisations. LTS prepared the final analysis, synthesis and reporting across the different components of the assignment and identifying transferable lessons on financing of sustainable forest-related enterprises.