Integrated Community Forest Management Monitoring and Evaluation Tool
This tool has been developed by the Rainforest Alliance with support from IIED and field tested by the Rainforest Alliance in Indonesia, Guatemala and Cameroon, to implement community based monitoring in our community forest projects, in particular those supported by the Forest Allies initiative. It is based on the four pillars of our Integrated Community Forest Management (ICFM) pathway. The tool is comprised of a short guideline, 80 self-rating scenarios on the level of advancement per pillar, and of headline indicators. The pillar scenarios provide a snapshot of the current level of development of target community-based social organizations and their governance (pillar 1), their land tenure and land use planning system (pillar 2), their forest management system (pillar 3) and the for-profit enterprises set up by them (pillar 4). The headline indicators aim to assess the reach of the Rainforest Alliance’s interventions in target communities over time, and to estimate outcomes progress to which we may have contributed through such interventions.