The Forest Governance Learning Group (FGLG) is an informal alliance of independent agencies that aims to exchange learning and develop ideas on forest governance – and to help make them work. The FGLG is currently active in seven African countries, trying to connect those marginalised from forest governance to those controlling it, and to help both do things better.
Members of the FGLG have developed policy tools in association with the Power Tools initiative, along with up-to-date policy analysis. All of these materials and more information on the FGLG can be found at http://www.iied.org/forestry/research/projects/forest.html
Power tools developed by members of the FGLG include:
Avante consulta! Effective consultation
Steps to empower communities in negotiation processes, based on experience in Mozambique.
Good, average, bad: law in action
Framework for scrutinising and improving the practical outcomes of particular legislation, based on experience in Mozambique.
Improving forest justice
Approaches to improve the administration of justice in the timber supply chain, based on experience in Uganda.
Local government accountability
Ways to help rural citizens bring local authorities to account, based on experience in forestry in Malawi.
Advice on understanding and utilising law in land and natural resources campaigns, based on experience in Ghana.
Targeting livelihoods evidence
Steps to link natural resources policy with poverty reduction strategies and to develop appropriate monitoring, based on experience with forestry in Uganda.
More tools and other research outputs will be added to this page in May-June 2005.