Executive summary: The 2014 Indonesia Forest Governance Index
The 2014 Indonesian Forest Governance Index (FGI) is the second report of its kind, with the first report providing baseline data in 2013. The follow-up work after the first report has resulted in actual changes in practice through informed policy-making and prioritized action towards improvements, such as revision of regulations, increased allocation of forest resources to local communities. The 2014 FGI is another important milestone, again providing robust governance data validated through stakeholder inputs and contributions, along with a set of recommendations stakeholders view as relevant and realistic to address the shortcomings found. The report provides information on certainty over forest areas; fairness over forest resources; forest management transparency and integrity; as well as law enforcement capacity. All four governance issues take into account the following three cross-cutting dimensions: laws and policies; different actors’ capacity to implement REDD+; and forest governance performance (de facto conditions on the ground).