Anti-corruption in REDD+



Reducing emissions from the global forest sector has an important role to play in both mitigation and adaptation. The United Nations’ Collaborative programme to Reduce Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (UN REDD Programme) assists developing countries in building capacity to reduce emissions and participate in a future REDD+ mechanism under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). As part of its mandate, the programme supports national systems for transparent, equitable, credible and accountable management of REDD+ funding. Accordingly, it generates knowledge products and provides practical guidance to partner countries to identify and mitigate potential corruption risks in the design, implementation and payment distribution processes of REDD+.


  Feature Publications

Staying on Track: Tackling Corruption Risks in Climate Change

Abstract: This report identifies the corruption risks in relation to two elements of the climate change response of particular importance to developing countries: adaptation, and reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation in developing countries (REDD+). Adaptation is particularly important for developing countries in view of their vulnerability, limited capacity to adapt and lesser historical responsibility for the causes of climate change.
United Nations Development Programme

Anti-corruption for REDD+: A Poster

 Anti-corruption for REDD+: Key messages
UN REDD Programme

The Political Economy of Corruption and REDD+: Lessons from the Philippines' Pilot Sites

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This U4 Issue draws on fieldwork from two REDD+ pilot sites to assess current governance and anti-corruption safeguards related to benefit-sharing, land tenure rights for indigenous peoples, and private sector involvement. Many anti-corruption actions are in place in the pilot sites, but they are weakly embedded in social relations at the local level. More work is required to raise awareness of the benefits of governance safeguards to livelihoods and security of land tenure. Existing anti-corruption initiatives require solid implementation strategies as well as adequate financial support.

Date: 2014
Publisher: U4

  Case studies and papers

UN REDD Guidance:  REDD+ corruption risk assessment

This Guidance note was initiated by Timothy Boyle REDD+ Regional advisor, UN-REDD Programme), Megha Chand (intern) and Samuel de Jaegere (UNDP Anti-Corruption Advisor, Democratic Governance group (DGG)) of UNDP’s Asia Pacific Regional Centre. December 2012

Consolidated Summary: e-Discussion on addressing REDD+ corruption at the local level

Cross-posted on the Anti-Corruption Teamworks Space; the UN-REDD Teamworks Space; the and the Environment and Energy Practice’s Teamworks Space; the UN-REDD Programme’s Online Workspace and DGP-Net. Prepared by Gregory Mock, Discussion Moderator. March 2013


Anti-corruption for REDD+

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  Training materials

UN-REDD Programme Collaborative on-line workspace

 On-line introductory Course on REDD+

  Other resources


The UN-REDD Programme is the United Nations collaborative initiative on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation (REDD) in developing countries. The Programme was launched in 2008 and builds on the convening role and technical expertise of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)