An approach to designing pro-poor local REDD+ benefit distribution systems: Lessons from Vietnam
Well designed and targeted local Benefit Distribution Systems (BDS) will be vital to the success of REDD+. SNV has designed an approach based on its experience in Vietnam which provides an iterative process for the design of local level pro-poor approaches to BDS. At the centre of the this approach are methods for ensuring the inclusiveness of local actors in decisions around the benefit types and timing, and the need for local inclusion in governance frameworks. This approach provides lessons to inform the future development of effective BDS in Vietnam and for practitioners introducing REDD+ in other countries. It will be refined and improved over time as more experiences from REDD+ emerge both within Vietnam, and abroad.