P4F Evaluative Case Studies: Final Synthesis

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

LTS International Limited, part of the NIRAS Group, in consortium with Natural Resources Institute, Greenwich University and Aidenvironment, is the Evaluation Manager (EM) of P4F, contracted by one of the P4F donors; the UK Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO). The UK Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) supports P4F work in Latin America. An evaluative learning approach was employed to generate lessons and inform the P4F programme in its adaptive management, as well as to inform the UK Government on lessons learned. Thematic case studies were conducted and generated insights and lessons that have been shared with P4F and which form the basis for a series of more in-depth evaluative case studies.

This paper presents the insights and recommendations of the baseline and endline assessments of the above four evaluative case studies. The insights are structured around the case study research questions.

The review was completed in August 2021 and is presented here to share findings and aid learning by others working in the same area as P4F.