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Putting the pieces together for good governance of REDD+: an analysis of 32 REDD+ country readiness proposals

This working paper presents positive trends and overarching gaps in how countries designing programmes to reduce emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD+) are proposing to address governance challenges. It hopes to help governments, donors and civil society groups identify where additional analysis, financial support and capacity-building are needed. The paper reviews 32 REDD+ readiness proposals submitted to the World Bank-administered Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF) and the United Nations Collaborative Programme on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation in developing countries (UN-REDD Programme) to understand overall trends in how elements of readiness are being understood and prioritised globally. The analysis finds that the readiness proposals make important commitments to developing effective, equitable, and well-governed REDD+ programmes, but general statements have not yet been translated into clear next steps.