Information for G03454
The Lam Dong REDD+ pilot area, Viet Nam: A socioeconomic baseline survey
The Netherlands Development Organisation (SNV) began exploring REDD+ opportunities in the central highlands province of Lam Dong in 2009.
Presented in this report is preliminary work conducted, which has included carrying out socio-economic surveys in 2010 across three of the four communes involved in the REDD+ project area, with an additional ‘control’ commune added to the study. In total, 280 households were surveyed with the intention of creating a robust baseline of socioeconomic data against which follow-up surveys in the future can measure the socio-economic impacts of REDD+. The baseline results also provide an interesting insight into the shape that REDD+ activities may take going forward.
IIED is looking at how REDD+, a scheme which aims to compensate developing countries to reduce carbon emissions and conserve and sustainably manage their forests, can be designed to promote sustainable development and reduce poverty, as well as reduce deforestation and forest degradation.
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Designing REDD+ to promote sustainable development and reduce poverty