Forest Restoration and Rehabilitation in Indonesia: A Policy and Legal Review
Using Indonesia as its focal point, this report takes stock of the evolution of formal forest rehabilitation and restoration (FRR) initiatives in the country. The report evaluates current progress, legal frameworks and challenges scaling up FRR, using these to provide policy recommendations. The challenges identified in scaling up FRR in the country include ensuring programme quality across large FRR area targets, regulatory complexity and uncertainty, siloed processes and coordination barriers. In addition to longstanding dilemmas on unequal access to land and natural resources for local communities.
The report highlights five key recommendations for implementing FRR more efficiently across Indonesia. These include improving national data management approaches, reforming land governance through participation with local people and improving coordination across siloed governing structures. These recommendations were drawn from interviews with 14 policy and implementing agencies, as well as an analysis of historical policy changes.