The GFI indicator framework seeks to:
- provide a common definition and conceptual framework for understanding the integrity of institutions and processes that govern forests across different country contexts
- provide a practical tool for civil society organizations to independently, systematically and comprehensively diagnose strengths and weaknesses of forest governance in their countries, as a basis to advocate for reform
- define a set of measurable, reportable and verifiable indicators of good governance of forests.
This document presents the draft “GFI Framework” and includes a complete set of qualitative indicators for conducting civil society led assessments of forest governance at the national level. We wish to emphasize that this is a DRAFT methodology and living document, which will be revised and adjusted throughout the pilot assessment process.