Country Area : 587,295 km2

Forested Area (1000 ha) : 12,473

UN-REDD Programme Partner Country : Yes

Type of UN-REDD Programme Support Received : Targeted support, Support to country needs assessment (CNA)

FCPF Member : No

Active FCPF Grant Holder: No

Readiness Grant Holder: No

Carbon Fund: Yes

The work carried out under the UN-REDD Programme targeted support and a needs assessment raised awareness and increased capacity on REDD+ in the Madagascar government. In 2016, the UN-REDD Programme supported knowledge exchange on measurement, reporting and verification, and finalized recommendations based on the work in 2015.


National REDD+ Strategy/Action Plan (NS/AP): UN-REDD Programme support for analysis on policies, laws and regulations identified immediate opportunities to modify and improve legislation and policies to better incorporate REDD+ considerations and issues. Specifically, the analysis recommends means to include REDD+ in the upcoming Forestry Policy and Forestry Code. Other recommendations cover non-forest sectors, including a roadmap for improvements in the land sector, in order to integrate REDD+ considerations. Through its country needs assessment, integrated with the targeted support, Madagascar has completed an analysis of the national REDD+ vision. A reorientation of the national vision for REDD+ is being proposed that fully embeds REDD+ into the national and rural development strategy, and provides important inputs to upgrade the strategy design process with strengthened intersectoral and policy-level dialogue.

National Forest Monitoring System (NFMS): A detailed country needs assessment has been conducted on NFMS that highlights the need to strengthen national institutions and ownership and to strategize the NFMS work. An exchange mission to the Republic of the Congo on monitoring, reporting and verification took place in early 2016, enhancing the knowledge of both countries on the MRV components, in particular the national forest inventory and the satellite land monitoring system.

(Update Annual Report 2016)

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Total Approved Targeted Support Amount (US$) 175,000
#   Timeline   Financial Information   Work Area (SNA Outcome)
Date of Request 25.07.2014
Date of Approval 25.08.2014
Implementation Period (Months) 7
Status Completed
Amount Requested US$ 175,000
Amount Approved US$ 175,000
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Stakeholder Engagement


Lead National Institution: Ministry of Environment, Ecology, and Forests FAO: Ministre de l’Environnement, de l’Écologie, de la Mer et des Forêts


  1. Legal and regulatory framework, together with studies undertaken previously, analyzed, and gaps and duplications of work that may hinder the level of REDD + success identified.
  2. Opportunities to improve legal framework recommended, and proposals developed to amend current legislation or adopt new legislation, based on a participatory consultation process.
  3. Policy and institutional drivers, ways in which resources are used, impacts on programmes and policies in REDD+-related sectors analyzed, and recommendations drafted based on these to ensure national REDD+ preparedness.
  4. National capacity built to develop a vision and a national transformational strategy on REDD+,
  5. Stakeholders fully engaged in a collective discussion on the vision and national strategy on REDD+
  6. Policy, Legal and Regulatory (PLR) Review undertaken in the context of REDD+ recommendations addressed for legal reforms that would promote REDD+ based on a participative approach.


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