Policy and strategy development and evaluation

In policy and strategy development ECO works on different levels:

On the national level we support reforms processes in forest legislation reforms, e.g. through analysis and provision of comparative examples as recently done in the P.R. China.

On the international level ECO advices forest-relevant political processes such as IPF/IFF/UNFF and Multilateral Environmental Agreements (SSD, CBD and UNFCCC).

ECO also provides various analytical services on behalf of the Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development’s policy in the forest sector (such as strategic concept papers for forest-related activities or contributions to federal policies such as enquête commission statements).

ECO also assists German DC agencies in their strategic development (e.g. policy papers on secondary forests, nature conservation, wood energy, gender).