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 resulting from the project, and analysed what worked well and what didn_t during the course of project implementation and thereafter. Emphasis of the evaluation was on identifying positive and negative impacts, and long-term sustainability of positive impacts. The evaluation methodology applied includes review of project documentation, semi-structured interviews with project staff and institutional partner representatives, work sessions with beneficiaries in three communities, and field-based observations. Overall the LENF implemented and EU funded community-based forest management project was well managed and resulted in significant livelihood and sustainable forest management benefits in Cross River State.