Community forestry participatory assessment: A guide for practitioners
By assessing community forestry in a participatory way with community forestry user groups, practitioners can better help these groups increase the effectiveness of their community forests and identify areas for improvement.
The guide will also provide useful information to support the revision of community forestry programs in ASEAN. This guide was prepared in direct response to a request from the ASEAN Senior Officials on Forestry (ASOF) and addresses the needs of governments and civil society organizations working on community forestry in ASEAN. It will help practitioners design, conduct and improve participatory assessments of community forestry at the field level. The guide is based on the five community forestry principles that have been identified by RECOFTC. These principles form the basis for the development of criteria and indicators in the guide.