Quantifying forest goods and services has been the focus of considerable attention in recent years. Given that most forests in Asia and the Pacific region are state owned, mechanisms for obtaining funds from outside national treasuries need to be sought. The roles of public institutions, the interests of local communities, payment for ecological services and promotion of private sector investment need to be taken into account. This publication provides a set of guidelines for formulating national forest financing strategies to invigorate the forestry sector and enhance sustainable forest management.

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