Partners & other databases on forest financing


The Collaborative Partnership on Forests (CPF) is an innovative, voluntary inter-agency partnership of 16 international organizations and secretariats with substantial programmes on forests. In 2015, the CPF established the Joint Initiative on the Forest Financing Facilitation to share and analyze data on forest financing from all sources. Since then, the CPF has continued to support the development of the Clearing House on Forest Financing.


Other useful databases

The Clearing House draws on publicly accessible information sources related to financing, development and environmental issues. These include:

The International Aid Transparency Initiative –(IATI)

IATI is a global initiative to improve the transparency of development and humanitarian resources and their results for addressing poverty and crises. Data related to forestry development, research and financing published on IATI’s data portal help improve coordination, collaboration and partnerships among organizations engaged in similar or complementary activities. Users can access IATI data on forest-related financing and activities through its main public search portal d-portal in the following ways: 

  • Using the ‘Sector Group’ filter, select ‘’Forestry’
  • Using the free text search box to search for ‘forests’ or other related terms

For more detailed searches and complex data analysis, users can access the IATI Datastore Search. The IATI Datastore API and Query Builder are also available and recommended for technical users with knowledge of the IATI Standard.

NDC Partnership Knowledge Portal 

The NDC Partnership's Knowledge Portal helps countries to accelerate climate action by providing quick and easy access to data, tools, guidance, good practice, and funding opportunities. Whether users are interested in reducing emissions or adapting to the impacts of climate change, the Knowledge Portal draws together the most relevant resources from partners and other leading institutions on a variety of topics relevant to climate action, including sustainable forest management.

The Knowledge Portal is comprised of three modules:

  • The Good Practice Database provides a searchable repository of good practices and lessons learned from countries that have overcome obstacles and where climate action is being effectively designed and implemented.
  • The Climate Toolbox draws together tools, guidance, platforms, and advisory support from leading institutions in a searchable database to help countries plan and implement their NDCs
  • The Climate Finance Explorer is a searchable database of climate funds and related financial support options for countries’ mitigation and adaptation activities.