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Accelerating Transfers of Interim Finance for REDD+: Building Absorptive Capacity

J Saunders, R Nussbaum, A Hoare, C McDermott, J Saunders, P Moura Costa | 2009 | Proforest for DIFD

There is a global commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from tropical forests through the introduction of a financing mechanism to provide incentives to rainforest nations for maintaining forest carbon. A crucial issue if these countries are to acquire and use significant resources for REDD+ effectively is that of absorptive capacity. This report explores the potential barriers lack of absorptive capacity may create and considers the implications for the design of an interim finance mechanism for REDD+.