Indonesia Forest and Climate Support (IFACS): Final Impact Assessment

USAID established the Indonesian Forest and Climate Support Project (IFACS) (2010-2014) to assist the Government of Indonesia (GOI) to reduce the country’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emmissions from forest degradation and loss.

The main purpose of this assessment is to evaluate the project’s final planned results (impact) and identify key lessons for use in USAID’s new LESTARI project, a follow-on project that meant to build on the platform established by USAID IFACS. The mandate for this evaluation further specified a focus on the project’s four strategic themes it developed or redeveloped to support its delivery: 1. Multi-stakeholder fora (MSF) to engage key stakeholders, 2. Improved SEAs with low emissions development strategies (SEA-LEDS) to improve spatial planning in districts, 3. Community conservation and livelihoods agreements (CCLAs) to assist villages to plan livelihoods in the context of climate change, 4. Sustainability and conservation management and monitoring plans (CMMPs) to work with the private sector on their environmental responsibilities.

Related: IFACS Final Report