Enabling Factors to Scale Up Forest Landscape Restoration: The Roles of Governance and Economics Full Report with Case Studies


The time is now to make forest restoration (FLR) at scale a success. This study seeks to better understand enabling governance and economic factors that can inform FLR implementation, based on sound evidence gathered from diverse contexts.

WWF and IUFRO have come together to push the forest restoration agenda forward using our combined scientific, policy and field implementation expertise. Both of our organizations have been exploring lessons learned in FLR (IUFRO FLR Snapshot and WWF FLR Field Experiences) to understand what works and what doesn't as a basis for informing future implementation.

The purpose of this report is to identify the enabling factors at the national or subnational scale (including specifically governance and economic factors) that have motivated the initiation of forest restoration, that have enabled its implementation at scale, and that are key to sustaining it.

It reviews case studies of 10 locations that have scaled up forest restoration (Bhutan, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ethiopia, Georgia, Kenya, Madagascar, Viet Nam, the Great Green Wall for the Sahara and Sahel, and Brazil's EspĂ­rito Santo State) in order to identify possible enabling factors related to governance and economics and thereby to guide future FLR interventions.

Publication Date
Monday, 23 November 2020
Applicable location
Financing policies and mechanisms
Forest landscape restoration
Good practices and lessons learned