country. The dashboard presents the key elements of REDD readiness within a country graphically using simple icons and charts.
The Readiness Overview aims to provide asummary of a country’s REDD readinessacross seven key elements. The elementsprovide a way to compare REDD readinessacross different countries as well as withincountries. The elements, which have beenarrived at from a series of workshops andconsultations, are as follows:
What are the institutional arrangements? What is the coordinationacross institutions?
Who are thestakeholders and how are they beinginformed, consulted and included in the process? Has there been free, prior and informed consent?
Rights and Tenure
How are issues of rights and tenure addressed?
How is REDD beingenforced?
What methodological approaches are being used including thecalculation of reference levels and co-benefits?
How are co-benefits beingdelivered?
How is monitoring reporting and verification addressed in the country?
How is finance being delivered?
What is the level of integrationbetween policies, plans and activities?
The statistics section draws on informationsuch as the FAO Forest Resource Assessmentand the World Bank’s World DevelopmentReport to provide detailed information onforest cover, deforestation rates and forestownership, as well as key socioeconomicindicators including GDP, governance andpopulation density.
The institutions section provides an overview of key governmental, NGO, IGO, private sectorand academic institutions working in acountry. This section covers institutions thatare active in REDD within a country and cantherefore include international and donorinstitutions.
Relevant REDD, climate change, naturalresource management and rights and tenurelaws have been summarised in the legalframework section. Laws are grouped intointernational, national, and state level laws with links to source documents where they areavailable.
Policies and Plans
This section summarises government policiesand plans for REDD. Policies and plans are both non-legally binding, and can be at eitherthe national or state level. Plans aresummarised using the elements of REDDelaborated on above.
The activities section presents key informationon national, state and project level activities. Activities are also summarised using theelements of REDD. In addition, for carbonproject activities, specific project-levelinformation is also captured.
The financing section shows the institutionsthat are financing REDD activities within acountry. Donors can be both governmental andnon-governmental as well as domestic or
Figure 2 A sample Dashboard for Vietnam