Forest sector revenues in Ghana, Liberia and the Republic of the Congo

The impact of reforms on collection and disbursement
Research paper Updated 25 May 2022 Published 21 March 2022 ISBN: 978 1 78413 518 8 DOI: 10.55317/9781784135188
Road through Liberian town.

Dr Thiago Kanashiro Uehara

Former Research Fellow, Environment and Society Programme

Improved transparency and accountability are crucial to strengthening the management of forest sector revenues. Consequently, this has been a particular focus of the international community – through the EU’s Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT) Action Plan and the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI). 

This paper looks at how reforms over the last decade have impacted the collection and distribution of forest sector revenues in three African countries: Ghana, Liberia and the Republic of the Congo. While there is clear progress in some areas, more action is needed to improve the collection and distribution of revenues to benefit country governments and their rural populations.

A French translation of the paper is also available as a PDF via this link.