Transformative Change in Tropical Forest Landscape Initiatives

Partnerships for Forests (P4F) seeks to catalyse investment in business models for sustainable forests and land use. It has transformative ambitions: ‘We’re delivering significant results across our portfolio, contributing to a growing evidence base for our approach to creating transformational change within the forests and land use sector.’ An independent evaluative-learning team is providing the P4F programme with guidance on how to define, evaluate and learn about transformative change in forest-landscapes and sectors.

This report delves into how transformative change (i.e. change that is systemic in nature) is anticipated to occur due to programme interventions and draws on evaluative learning study findings (2019 to 2021) using a Transformative Change Framework. It explores what transformative change is and how to assess it, providing a methodology and empirical insights. The paper aims to inform the P4F programme, and also the UK Government (FCDO and BEIS), as well as the wider sustainable commodities and landscapes communities of practice. It provides an update on an initial briefing of 2020 based on baseline studies, to present the Transformative Change Framework, plus the findings from recent final assessments.

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