Forest sector revenues in Ghana, Liberia and the Republic of the Congo


Improved transparency and accountability are crucial to strengthening the management of forest sector revenues. Consequently, this has been a particular focus of the international community – through the EU’s Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT) Action Plan and the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI). 

This paper looks at how reforms over the last decade have impacted the collection and distribution of forest sector revenues in three African countries: Ghana, Liberia and the Republic of the Congo. While there is clear progress in some areas, more action is needed to improve the collection and distribution of revenues to benefit country governments and their rural populations.

A French translation of the paper is also available.

Chatham House
Publication Date
Monday, 21 March 2022
Applicable location
Democratic Republic of Congo (the)
Private sector and industry
Forest law enforcement, governance and trade (FLEGT)
Good practices and lessons learned