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Community Benefits Sharing in the Forestry Sector: Liberia’s Legislative Framework & Track Record on Sharing Land Rental Fees from Commercial Forestry 2007-2019

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Liberia’s legislative framework explicitly requires that communities impacted by logging should also share in the benefits of the commercial activity. This briefing summarizes the legal requirements on benefits sharing and then analyzes Liberia’s track record implementing this framework since resumption of logging after the country’s civil war. The forthcoming National Forest Forum and subsequent efforts can use this analysis to improve the efficiency of Liberia’s community benefits-sharing mechanisms.