Tropical forests in poverty alleviation: from household data to global-comparative analysis

Lead Research Organisation: Centre for Int Forestry Research
Department Name: Forests and Livelihoods


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Description DFID KNOWFOR Phase Two
Amount $832,038 (USD)
Organisation Government of the UK 
Department Department for International Development (DfID)
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2015 
End 09/2017
Title Forestry Survey Module 
Description CIFOR in collaboration with a consortium led by FAO (but including World Bank LSMS, KNOWFOR partner PROFOR, IFRI) developed up-scaled forestry module (survey instruments). In February 2015, CIFOR led the pilot field-testing of these surveys (in 120 households in four villages in Indonesia), and provided a detailed assessment and suggestions for improvement. The forestry module is now being tested in Tanzania (and maybe Nepal) The aim of this principal activity is to mainstream the module into national surveys in different developing countries to enrich the evidence base on the contribution of forests and trees outside forests to household welfare at a national scale, creating a stronger evidence base to better inform policy and practice. 
Type Of Material Improvements to research infrastructure 
Year Produced 2015 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Add 
Title CIFOR's Poverty and Environment Network (PEN) global dataset 
Description The PEN global dataset, which consists of data from ~8,000 households from 333 villages in 58 sites, in 24 countries. As part of CIFOR's open-access policy and mandate to share global public goods, this dataset is now being made available to share with others from outside of the PEN project. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2015 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact ADD