This analytical document aims to assess how deforestation affects the economy of the United Republic of Tanzania, both by looking at the limited ecosystem goods and services currently reflected in GDP. The findings show that investment in the forestry sector has a positive impact on the incomes of rural households in comparison to stimulating output from other sectors, meaning that investment in forestry could contribute to alleviating poverty.

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Organization: UNREDD

Theme: REDD+

Topics: Forestry, REDD, Ecosystems, Green Jobs/Economy, COP22 List of UN Publications

Type of material: Analytical-Technical Document

Publication date: 2015

Language: English