Approach

The review team interviewed 34 individuals from the national and local governments, WRI managers, civil society partners and observers, donors, and private sector partners. Furthermore, 90 community members participated in a village-level survey designed by the review team and administered by WRI-selected enumerators. Data collection was conducted as applicable to the context of COVID-19 in which travel by the review team was not possible. Therefore, interviews were conducted remotely and village-level surveys were conducted following strict COVID-19 protocols.

Review of Accelerating Low Emissions Development in Indonesia through Sustainable Land Use Management and Improved Forest Governance

The World Resources Institute implemented the $27 million Accelerating Low Emissions Development in Indonesia through Sustainable Land Use Management and Improved Forest Governance project from June 2016 to 2021 (referred to as the LED project in this report). The project aims to do the following: (1) Improve management of peatland in priority jurisdictions to reduce GHG emission from peat degradation and fires while promoting equitable land-use practices to enhance local livelihoods; (2) Instil principles of accountability, inclusivity, and sustainability within land-use management in priority provinces (Riau, South Sumatera, Papua) through the implementation of the One Map policy; and (3) Improve transparency, accuracy, and usability of Indonesia's National Forest Monitoring System to better monitor and enforce sustainable land-use practices in Indonesia.


The purpose of the review was to assess the LED project based on the perceptions of multiple stakeholders with the intent of learning in order to inform future project development and, specifically, a follow-up project to LED. While part of the review addresses project results, the purpose of the review was not to verify the reported project results but to rather drill down further into what successes can be built upon and challenges can be addressed or streamlined in the future. In May 2020, WRI Indonesia contracted PT Dala Riset Global (the Dala Institute) to conduct a project review of the project as an independent consultant. The report included a review of project efficiency, management capacity, achievement of results, result management, sustainability, relevance, co-ordination, risk management, human rights, gender, and lessons learned. The report was tasked with answering questions pertaining project results, unintended outcomes, capacity building, policy and practices related to land use management, key learnings, and the extent to which the management processes were effective and efficient for project delivery.