Mid-Term Review of the Growing Forest Partnerships Initiative.
The GFP is an initiative that proposes to help create partnerships between and amongst different stakeholders and to strengthen ways of working together for the benefit of forests and the people that depend on them. The origins of the GFP initiative lie within the World Bank, as it tried some four years ago to define a future form of collaboration with a wide range of institutions in the delivery of its forest sector programmes. GFP has come into being at an extremely challenging time for the world’s forests and forest-dwellers: the global forestclimate dialogue holds promise for forests gaining great monetary value in future climate mitigation regimes, yet the ownership of these resources and the rights of those whose livelihoods depend on them, are broadly unresolved. It is in this domain that GFP aspires to catalyse a new global dynamic.