2008-13: Team Leader for the Making the Forest Sector Transparent programme, which built on the extensive work undertaken and expertise gained by Global Witness over the last fifteen years in extractive industry transparency and forest monitoring.
In many forest-rich-but-poor countries, decisions over how those forests are managed and sustained are often made behind closed doors, by an elite minority who have vested interests which seldom benefit the vast majority of local, and often very poor, citizens.
The project improved forest sector policy and practice in selected forest-rich countries by making governments more responsive and accountable.
That is to say:
- encouraging decision- and policy-makers to exercise their power for the greater good;
- building the capacity of the poor and/or marginalised to influence decisions that affect their lives.
The project was funded by the UK Department for International Development, as part of its 'Governance and Transparency Fund'. The total budget was £3,752,707.