Approaches to Benefit Sharing: A Preliminary Comparative Analysis of 13 REDD+ Countries

Approaches to Benefit Sharing: A Preliminary Comparative Analysis of 13 REDD+ Countries

CIFOR - Pham ThuThuy, Maria Brockhaus, Grace Wong, Le Ngoc Dung, Januarti Sinarra Tjajadi, Lasse Loft, Cecilia Luttrell, Samuel Assembe Mvondo

The issue of REDD+ benefit sharing has captured the attention of policymakers and local communities because the success of REDD+ will depend greatly on the design and implementation of its benefit-sharing mechanism. Despite a large body of literature on potential benefit-sharing mechanisms for REDD+, the field has lacked global comparative analyses of national REDD+ policies and of the political-economic influences that can either enable or impede the mechanisms. Similarly, relatively few studies have investigated the political-economic principles underlying existing benefit-sharing policies and approaches. This working paper builds on a study of REDD+ policies in 13 countries to provide a global overview and up-to-date profile of benefit-sharing mechanisms for REDD+ and of the political-economic factors affecting their design and setting. Five types of benefit-sharing models relevant to REDD+ and natural resource management are used to create an organising framework for identifying what does and does not work and to examine the structure of rights under REDD+. The authors also consider the mechanisms in light of five prominent discourses on the question of who should benefit from REDD+ and, by viewing REDD+ through a 3E (effectiveness, efficiency, equity) lens, map out some of the associated risks for REDD+ outcomes. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Release DateMay 2013
Document Locationhttp://www.cifor.org/publications/pdf_files/WPapers/WP108Pham.pdf