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Poverty Impact Assessment for Reducing Social Risks and Enhancing Pro-Poor Outcomes of Voluntary Partnership Agreements

Forest Trends Information Brief No. 4

By Michael Richards - Forest Trends
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This Information Brief describes the role of poverty impact assessment in the context of Voluntary Partnership Agreements (VPAs) between tropical timber-producing countries and the European Union. Ex ante poverty impact assessment can be a powerful tool for design, monitoring and adaptive management of a VPA. This Brief describes a possible approach to poverty impact assessment which will be field tested by Forest Trends.