Wednesday, April 16, 2014
CALL FOR COMMENTS: REDD+ Practical Guide to Participatory Governance Assessment
The UN-REDD Program invites commonts on its draft guide to the Participatory Governance Assessment (PGA).
The PGA is one of several tools developed by the UN-REDD Programme that countries can use to address governance challenges related to their REDD+ processes. The PGA is an inclusive and multi-stakeholder process that aims to produce robust and credible governance information as a first step in addressing weaknesses in governance and eventually, as a basis for policy reform.
Formulated in response to UN-REDD Programme partner country demand for practical guidance on Participatory Governance Assessments (PGAs), the purpose of this guide is to outline the main steps of a PGA process, while allowing flexibility for variances across regions, countries, peoples, communities and circumstances. The guide also draws on lessons, challenges and practical solutions drawn from the experience of the four PGA pilots within the UN-REDD Programme to date: Ecuador, Indonesia, Nigeria and Vietnam. The intended primary users of this guide are national stakeholders who are or who will be engaged in a PGA process, including civil society, government, academia and private sector actors in general, and PGA coordinators in partner countries in particular.
The draft is available here in English, French, and Spanish. If you wish to comment you may send them to Tina Sølvberg, UN-REDD Programme: email@example.com by Friday, May 1st.