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 communities, civil society and the private sector. During 2006-2007, LTS supported the Forestry and Beekeeping Division and Tanzania Forest Management and Conservation Project financed by the World Bank to develop a phased approach to the development of an information system to support the NFP. The primary objective of this assignment was to design, develop, establish, and institutionalize a functioning forest monitoring facility and database that drew on information generated at different levels, and from different sectors, including local government. The forest information system took into account current information needs and future foreseen needs and integration with other national systems, and global forest information systems.