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Roser Cabré-Verdiell Surribas posted Information 7 April 2017

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. 

Louise Truslove uploaded a new Document 17 September 2015

The conviction and subsequent pardon of 155 Chinese nationals in July for illegal logging in Myanmar threw a spotlight on how massive volumes of timber stolen from the county’s precious frontier forests have been flowing unhindered into China for decades.

The government-initiated reforms in Myanmar over the past three years have provided great opportunity for increased development engagement, but the context continues to require sensitive assessments of opportunities and risks. In just under a year, the EU Delegation to Myanmar has grown so that 30 people manage an ambitious and far-reaching programme, which focuses its support mainly on rural development, education, governance and the peace process. Head of Cooperation Isabel Faria de Almeida explains.
Faith Doherty posted Information 3 June 2014

Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) UK.

Faith Doherty uploaded a new Document 12 May 2014

China’s furniture craze drives Siam rosewood to extinction

May 12, 2014

China’s luxury furniture craze steeped in blood & driving Siam rosewood to extinction

How to strengthen the involvement of civil society in public life? Three new case studies from EuropeAid illustrate good practice from three different corners of the world.
Faith Doherty uploaded a new Document 26 March 2014

New analysis of the Myanmar Government’s forestry and trade data points to a multi-billion dollar illegal logging and exports black hole – indicating widespread criminality and official corruption.

Darcy Milburn uploaded a new Document 12 November 2013

This 68-page report finds that illegal logging and forest-sector mismanagement resulted in losses to the Indonesian government of more than US$7 billion between 2007 and 2011.

The European Commission’s experience in the Philippines in recent years has been marked by strong country ownership of development programming and implementation. This hands-on approach has proved to be a decisive factor in achieving effective aid interventions and could offer lessons for other countries.
The European Commission’s trade related technical assistance programme in the Philippines has been a notable success and the context and timing of interventions have played an important role, according to Nick Taylor from the European Union Delegation in Manila.

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