The Context of REDD+ in Indonesia: Drivers, Agents and Institutions
This country profile reviews the drivers of deforestation and forest degradation, sets out the institutional, political and economic environment within which REDD+ is being implemented in Indonesia, and documents the process of national REDD+ policy development during the period 2007–2011. There are clearly contextual challenges that need to be addressed in order to create the enabling conditions for REDD+ and to improve the governance of Indonesia’s forests more broadly. The aim of this country profile is to provide an objective picture of conditions within the forestry and related sectors in relation to REDD+ implementation. It is part of the Global Comparative Study (GCS) on REDD+ undertaken by the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR). The aim of these country profiles is to inform decision-makers, practitioners and donors of opportunities and challenges in implementing a REDD+ mechanism, in order to support evidence-based REDD+ decision-making processes.