A network is only as strong as its members. Transforming land governance depends on committed, capable, sustainable, and effective local and national organisations. Such organisations are able to make lasting change happen in their societies and communities.
When civil society organisations in Indonesia began proposing ways to end illegal logging, they knew they had a mountain to climb. In 2002, some 80 percent of logging there was illegally. Corruption and conflict were widespread. Trust was lacking.
In the Development Cooperation Instrument (the EU’s main aid funding stream for South Africa, Latin America and Asia), 16 middle-income countries are set to become ineligible for bilateral assistance, including higher middle-income countries.