Research Report

Alison Hoare, Duncan Macqueen, Muzong Kodi, Simon Counsell, Cath Long and Pat Hardcastle

This paper considers the challenges that need to be addressed within the Democratic Republic of Congo's (DRC) forest sector if innovative models for the management and financing of the country's forests are to be successfully implemented. These challenges include those related to broader forest governance, i.e. the policy, legal and institutional conditions. It also considers the conditions required to facilitate forest business and enterprises.