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The contribution of forests to national income of Ethiopia

Access to new resource related to solving global problems added to PMWL


Resource provided by Sagar Gogate

6 Sept 2019 – Mumbai, India – Access to a new resource has been added to the PM World Library (PMWL) related to solving global problems, in this case, solving multiple problems on a regional basis. The new resource, titled “The Contribution of Forests To National Income In Ethiopia And Linkages With Redd+” was published on United Nations Environment Program Website in 2016. The report is authored by Robert Smith, Kieran McDougal, Jessica Metuzals, Corinna Ravilious and Arnout van Soesbergen.

Ethiopia is the most populous nation in Eastern Africa and the second most populous in all Africa after Nigeria. In 2014, the Government of Ethiopia requested the UN-REDD Programme to help the country in assessing the contribution of forest ecosystems to its national income (GDP). This report is the result of detailed desk research and the assessment of Ethiopian forests. The project assesses the following parameters in order to establish the contribution of Ethiopian forests to its national income:

  • Value added by the forestry sector
  • Contribution of forest ecosystems to other sectors
  • Non-market benefits

The assessment of forest-derived income was carried out for Ethiopia as a whole without compiling sub-national estimates. The focus was on all forests within the country and on all important ecosystem goods and services they provide. After analysing the contribution from forest/non-forests goods and services, the findings are explained in 4 categories:

  • Contribution of forests to national income in Ethiopia
  • Important forest goods and services
  • Undervaluation of the economic contribution of forests in national accounts
  • Options for policymaking

To access this new resource, go to the “Solving Global Problems” section of the library at click on “Forest Protection / Reforestation”, scroll down to resource. Must be a registered member and logged-in to access.

This new resource provided through the PMWL university research internship program; to learn more, click here