Sustainable forest management: How can it be achieved through community forestry?

November 2013

This policy brief discusses ways for governments to support community forestry, based on the understanding that it can provide numerous economic, environmental and social benefits. The brief also highlights the challenges facing community forestry throughout the region and then outlines recommendations for governments to further support community forestry as a pathway to inclusive development, where communities participate in decision-making and get equitable benefits, based on the principles of participation, non-discrimination and accountability.