PSI (ECRC)2017-2019-National Baseline Assessment and Forest Research

Activity identifier

The project aims at generation of baseline data as an input to the CRGE’s M&E system, and assessing the role of sustainable forest management in the implementation of the CRGE strategy. The project runs over 1and half years and the total budget amounts to 9, 900 000 SEK. Sida is the sole financier of the project. The project primarily finances salaries, consultants, travel and DSA.


Perfromance assessment was conducted for the period from January 1, 2018 up to December 31, 2018. The project is progressing well in delivering on the proposed results categorized under three parts as follows, Part 1. Baseline assessment and setting indicatorsPart II. Assess the potential of forest sector for national economy and CRGE contributionPart III: Oxford handbook on Ethiopian EconomyUnder part I, the project delivered on comprehensive Indicators with a detailed information and their classification. The indicator assessment was completed as of August 2018 (after going through an interactive process with key stakeholders) and undergoing final consultations with the CRGE Facility and other stakeholders. Thus, a total of 83 core and 309 non-core indicators were identified. Performance reference sheet template prepared and yet to be customized for of each the core indicators. Baseline survey for the rural is completed, while the Industry survey is under way. As far as the database development is concerned the overall structure is completed, but it needs testing with actual data and further enhancement works. Concerning capacity building, gap assessment was conducted;two consultants were recruited and planned to provide training by last week of February, 2019.As far as alignment of the M&E system with MRV system is concerned preliminary investigation conducted during stakeholder engagement process;One of the consultants assigned to analyze the situation and come up with a proposed solution.Under part II, the project delivered research report on three major components as hereunder;(i) Conservation of forests and protected areas;1. People’s preferences for rehabilitation of degraded lands2. Determinants of farm household’s land allocation decision in rural Ethiopia3. Assessment of the implications of land use shifting in to tree-based landscapes: An empirical analysis from the North Western part of Ethiopia4. Analysis of the determinants of tree growing in rural Ethiopia5. Assess the economic benefits of PFM for local communities and it implication for REDD+ implementation6. Assessment of the types and amount of economic benefits derived from forests resources and understand its socioeconomic determinants under PFM7. The role of forests resources under PFM in terms of roles in the livelihoods of forest user groups, povertyalleviation, distribution among socioeconomic groups 8. Sustainable Forest management through PFM and its role in climate change adaptation9. Analysis of the current and potential contributions of sustainable forest management through PFM inreducing vulnerability10. Assess the potential role of forest resources under PFM arrangements in carbon sequestration and inreducing deforestation11. Understand the role of SFM in other sectors of the economy: the effect of intervention in the agriculturalsector on forest resource use12. Assess the current status and challenges of the Ethiopian parks and Identify available options for thelocals surrounding the PA13. Understand the environmental contributions of parks (in terms of carbon sequestration) and hence toclimate mitigation efforts14. Assess and understand the extent and challenges of the private sector involvement in the forest sector(ii) Commercialization of forest products;1. Assess the viability and potential of establishing tree growers’ cooperatives based on the experiences of other countries and cooperatives of other sectors in Ethiopia.2. Assess the functions of selected NTFPs markets and identify the channels3. Assess the conditions on which markets for forest products become competitive both in the domesticand international market.4. Analysis of legal and policy framework governing sustainable forest management in Ethiopia(iii) Policy and Institutions.1.Analysis of legal and policy framework governing sustainable forest management in Ethiopia2. Identify institutional challenges in the rehabilitation of degraded areas3. Assessment of institutional ar



Granting agency
Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency
Implementing organisation
University, college or other teaching institution, research institute or think-tank
Aid type
C01 - Project-type interventions




Technological research and development


Activity length
2017 – 2019

Financial information

Paid per year (net value)
2017 USD 1 316 251
2019 USD 95 179
Total paid amount (net value)
USD 1 411 430
Total committed amount


DisbursementThe amount placed at the disposal of a recipient country or agency.
Type Description Receiver Org Transaction ID Date Value
Commitment---2017-04-01USD 1 421 551
USD 1 316 251
USD 95 179

This post shows the annual total amount of disbursements for this particular activity. For the current year, the figure reflects the total amount of disbursements up until the date of the latest data update. The date of the latest data update is available on Openaids startpage.



Memorandum of understanding (If agreed by all parties)

Results, outcomes and outputs

Focus areas (policy markers)

Marker Principal objective Significant objective Not targeted
Gender Equality
Aid to Environment
Participatory Development/Good Governance
Trade Development
Aid Targeting the Objectives of the Convention on Biological Diversity
Aid Targeting the Objectives of the Framework Convention on Climate Change - Mitigation
Aid Targeting the Objectives of the Framework Convention on Climate Change - Adaptation
Aid Targeting the Objectives of the Convention to Combat Desertification
Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (RMNCH)


Activity data from IATI