This study reviews the conditions that enabled the successful structuring of the few recent private sector investments in African forestry. It aims to assess the current market potential for commercial forestry in Africa, to analyze alternative investment models for its development, and to advise on the feasibility of a dedicated fund promoting new and additional investments in the sector.

Findings from this study are intended to support the African Development Bank (AfDB) and World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) Kenya in evaluating and designing alternative private funding models for commercial forestry in Africa with a view to ultimately establish, or aid the establishment of, a specialized investment vehicle for commercial forestry plantations.

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Organization: CIF, Acacia Sustainable Business Advisors, AfDB, WWF

Topics: Finance, Forestry, Green Jobs/Economy, Financial Mechanisms

Type of material: Analytical-Technical Document

Publication date: 2019

Language: English