Insights and recommendations for promoting private investment for deforestation-free commodities: To reduce pressure on forests and improve livelihoods

This synthesis report prepared by the Partnerships for Forests (P4F) Evaluation Manager (NIRAS-LTS International) looked at insights and recommendations for promoting private investment for deforestation-free commodities to reduce pressure on forests and improve livelihoods.

This paper presents the insights and recommendations of the baseline assessment of three evaluative case studies completed by the evaluation manager team. The insights are structured by the case study research questions. This baseline assessment already provides some responses to the research questions, but the full responses are expected only after the end line / progress assessment. The case studies focused on;

  • Cocoa cluster in West Africa
  • Palm oil cluster in West Africa
  • Rubber and ecosystem restoration concession landscape cluster in Indonesia

The report was completed in August 2021 to aid adaptive programming by P4F and to share findings and aid learning by others working in the same area as P4F.