The World Bank Forest Strategy: Striking the Right Balance

The World Bank Forest Strategy: Striking the Right Balance


In response to the changing dynamics of the forest sector and global economy, the World Bank launched a Forest Policy Implementation Review and Strategy process. Through this process the Operations and Evaluation Department (OED) was asked to conduct an independent evaluation of the Bank's 1991 Forest Strategy, which is reviewed in this report. 

Conclusions & Takeaways

The report evaluates both lending and non-lending practices of three organizations that comprise the World Bank Group along wih GEF. A global review was conducted along with six country-level reviews, including Brazil, Cameroon, China, Costa Rica, India, and Indonesia. The report identifies seven elements that would make Bank forest strategy more relevant and help it achieve its strategic objectives in the forest sector



Lele U, Kumar N, Husain SArif, Zazueta A, Kelly L. The World Bank Forest Strategy. The World Bank; 2000. doi:10.1596/0-8213-4841-8.


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