World Bank, Nigeria (ongoing)

As part of the World Bank’s support to evidence-based policy development in Nigeria, we are working with a national forestry expert and a GIS specialist to undertake a Scoping Study for a national Analysis of Deforestation and Forest Degradation. The Scoping Study will summarise existing knowledge, data, and policies concerning drivers of deforestation and forest degradation, and gaps in each of these, and propose key issues, priorities and a research approach for an in-depth analysis. That analysis, provisionally scheduled for late 2023, will seek to determine the main drivers of tree cover loss in Nigeria and identify high level policy and operational measures to address these drivers and to promote better forest management.