Country Area : 587,295 km2

Forested Area (1000 ha) : 12,473

UN-REDD Programme Partner Country : Yes

Type of UN-REDD Programme Support Received : Targeted support, Support to country needs assessment (CNA)

FCPF Member : No

Active FCPF Grant Holder: No

Readiness Grant Holder: No

Carbon Fund: Yes

Progress against the Warsaw Framework for REDD+

National REDD+ Strategy/Action Plan
Targeted support has been provided on a PLR analysis and the resulting roadmap, identified immediate opportunities to
modify/improve legislation and policies to better include REDD+ considerations and issues. Specific actions are recommended to take into account REDD+ in the upcoming Forestry Policy and Forestry Code. Other recommendations cover non-forest sectors, including a roadmap for improvements in the land sector, in order to integrate REDD+ considerations. Through the country needs assessment in Madagascar, integrated with the targeted support, an analysis of the national REDD+ vision was completed. A reorientation of the national vision for REDD+ is being proposed that is fully embedding REDD+ into the national and rural development strategy, and providing important inputs to upgrade the strategy design process with strengthened inter-sectorial and policy-level dialogue. It is expected that these results will help Madagascar evolve from a long history of project-based approach in forest carbon into an overall vision for REDD+ in the country. The country has initiated a broad and inclusive, cross- sectorial consultative process on the national vision for REDD+. In addition, a South-South exchange visit on REDD+ challenges and opportunities such as Payment for Ecological Services (PES) and Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMA), to Costa Rica provided a learning platform and the opportunity for collaboration between the two countries. Key messages from Costa Rica included creating the social, economic and political conditions for sustainable development and integrating REDD+ strategy with national objectives and policies.

National Forest Monitoring System (NFMS)
A detailed country needs assessment on MRV has been conducted and published in report, contributing to strengthening national institutions and ownership. An exchange mission to the Republic of the Congo and focusing on MRV is scheduled for 2016.

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Total Approved Targeted Support Amount (US$) 175,000
#   Timeline   Financial Information   Work Area (SNA Outcome)
Date of Request 25.07.2014
Date of Approval 25.08.2014
Implementation Period (Months) 7
Status Completed
Amount Requested US$ 175,000
Amount Approved US$ 175,000
UN Agency Providing Support
Stakeholder Engagement


Lead National Institution: Ministry of Environment, Ecology, and Forests FAO: Ministre de l’Environnement, de l’Écologie, de la Mer et des Forêts


  1. Legal and regulatory framework, together with studies undertaken previously, analyzed, and gaps and duplications of work that may hinder the level of REDD + success identified.
  2. Opportunities to improve legal framework recommended, and proposals developed to amend current legislation or adopt new legislation, based on a participatory consultation process.
  3. Policy and institutional drivers, ways in which resources are used, impacts on programmes and policies in REDD+-related sectors analyzed, and recommendations drafted based on these to ensure national REDD+ preparedness.
  4. National capacity built to develop a vision and a national transformational strategy on REDD+,
  5. Stakeholders fully engaged in a collective discussion on the vision and national strategy on REDD+
  6. Policy, Legal and Regulatory (PLR) Review undertaken in the context of REDD+ recommendations addressed for legal reforms that would promote REDD+ based on a participative approach.


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