What is it?

The World Bank has defined “forest governance” as “Governance is the process by which officials and public institutions acquire and execute their authority to provide public goods and services. Forest sector governance, then, refers to the modus operandi by which officials and institutions (both formal and informal) acquire and exercise authority in the management of the resources of the sector to sustain and improve the welfare and quality of life for those dependent on the sector.

Good forest governance is characterized by predictable, open, and informed policy making based on transparent processes, a bureaucracy imbued with a professional ethos, and executive arm of government accountable for its actions, and a strong civil society (including the private sector) participating in public affairs, and all behaving under the rule of law. Thus, key features of good governance include adherence to the rule of law, transparency and low levels of corruption, voice of all stakeholders and accountability of all officials, low regulatory burden, and political stability”

This project is financed by the European Union / Este proyecto está financiado por la Unión Europea