CIFOR paper: Timber legality verification system and the VPA in Indonesia
In this co-authored CIFOR paper, Emily and Lucy researched the Indonesian timber legality verification system and the Voluntary Partnership Agreement, with particular reference to challenges of the small-scale forestry sector.
The overall objective of this paper is to analyze the potential implications of the mandatory implementation of SVLK on the small-scale forestry sector of Indonesia. In doing so, the paper also assesses whether a mandatory approach to legality verification will achieve a greater impact in terms of assuring legality, than voluntary approaches, such as certification. Analysis was undertaken through desk-based analysis of government statistics and field surveys in three provinces of Indonesia — Central Java, East Kalimantan and Papua.