This policy brief stresses that, with demands on forests expanding and diversifying, and the forestry agenda becoming increasingly fragmented, institutions responsible for forest management must compete with and complement other sectoral interests to prove their worth to society. It highlights that institutional restructuring or “reinvention” may be necessary to grasp opportunities and ensure that society’s demands are effectively and efficiently provided for. In particular, institutional structures need to reflect transitions in forest policies from timber-focused management to focus on protection, conservation and management for a wide range of goods and services.

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Organization: FAO, Asian Development Bank, International Tropical Timber Organization, UK Department for International Development, Asia-Pacific Network for Sustainable Forest Management and Rehabilitation

Topics: Forestry, Governance – General, Policy Instruments

Type of material: Other

Publication date: 2012

Language: English