Economists argue that land rent taxation is an ideal form of taxation as it causes no deadweight losses. Nevertheless, pure land rent taxation is rarely applied. This paper revisits the case of land taxation for developing countries. We first provide an up-to-date review on land taxation in development countries, including feasibility and implementation challenges. We then simulate land tax reforms for Rwanda, Peru, Nicaragua and Indonesia, based on household surveys.
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Library ResourcePeer-reviewed publicationNovember, 2018Indonesia, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Rwanda, United States of America
Library ResourceReports & ResearchAugust, 2012Indonesia, Cambodia, Nepal, Thailand, Vietnam
"The main argument for community forestry, in the context of climate change, is that it responds to multiple interests. Forests, and in particular community forestry, represent a bundle of assets and benefits. They serve as a safety net in times of hardship and support critical ecosystems required for well-being. The cases point out that while the contributions of community forestry to mitigation are well-recognized, in the case of adaptation, community forestry is equally well placed to support adaptive capacity, but this is not automatic." - Regan Suzuki
Library ResourceInstitutional & promotional materialsJanuary, 2014Indonesia, Laos, Nepal, Vietnam, Global, South-Eastern Asia
This publication has been developed to provide support to local trainers and facilitators who are engaged in delivering REDD+, climate change related training, and who already have a basic understanding of these subjects.
Library ResourcePolicy Papers & BriefsMay, 2009Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, South-Eastern Asia
Available scientific literature indicates forest degradation emissions are of a similar magnitude to those from deforestation. The potential for further emissions from degradation is an especially pressing concern in the Asia-Pacific region, where many forest areas are intertwined with highly populated areas and intensive timber harvesting. Including forest degradation in a reduced emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD) mechanism will be crucial to ensure that both the Asia-Pacific and global forest sectors realize their full potential to mitigate climate change.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchMay, 2016Indonesia, Laos, Myanmar, Nepal, Vietnam, South-Eastern Asia
Since 2009 RECOFTC through the Grassroots for Capacity Building for REDD+ in Asia project have been working to develop capacities of local partners in five countries (Indonesia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Nepal and Viet Nam) to facilitate awareness raising on and initiatives to deal with climate change and REDD+.
Library ResourceInstitutional & promotional materialsNovember, 2010Indonesia, Nepal, Thailand, Vietnam, South-Eastern Asia
As negotiations on the shape of REDD+ continue at national and global levels, REDD-Net’s network of civil society organizations has identified the issue of trust as a high priority for further examination. In this issue RECOFTC explores the importance of trust in REDD+, why the success of REDD+ depends on trust, and how trust may need to come with its own set of warnings.
Library ResourceInstitutional & promotional materialsMay, 2014Indonesia, Laos, Nepal, Vietnam, South-Eastern Asia
This annual progress report highlights key achievements and lessons learned of the “Grassroots Capacity Building for REDD+” project in the Asia‐Pacific region in 2013.
Library ResourceInstitutional & promotional materialsJanuary, 2013Indonesia, Laos, Myanmar, Nepal, Vietnam, South-Eastern Asia
This presentation highlights the key outcomes for Phase I and II and looks ahead towards the objectives and expected outcomes of Phase III of the Norad supported Grassroots Capacity Building for REDD+ in Asia project.
Library ResourceInstitutional & promotional materialsOctober, 2013Indonesia, Laos, Myanmar, Nepal, Vietnam, South-Eastern Asia
Since 2009, RECOFTC has been implementing a regional project on Grassroots Capacity Building for REDD+, through the support of Norad, with the aim of promoting the effective engagement of diverse grassroots stakeholders in the climate change and REDD+ dialogues in Asia-Pacific region.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchMay, 2014Indonesia, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, South-Eastern Asia
This report covers eight ASEAN countries (Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Malaysia (particularly the state of Sabah), Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand and Viet Nam). The report examines the current status of social forestry in climate mitigation and adaptation in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), and aims to update the Initial Baseline Assessment on Social Forestry and Climate Change published in 2010.
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