By Ronnie de Camino Velozo, World Bank

This assessment seems to be on the Bank's initiatives within the wooded area quarter, tasks with woodland region elements, and tasks with strength affects on forests, in addition to the Bank's non-lending prone. those reports search to pass judgement on even if the financial institution has 'done the correct issues' and 'done issues right'.

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The 1991 forest paper, the OP, and the GP are together the subject of OED's evaluation. In today's Bank terminology, the 1991 forest paper sets out a Bank strategy and the OP defines the policy. The 1991 forest paper gave guidance on policy directions, programmatic emphases, and good practice, and it specified principles and conditions for Bank involvement in the forest sectors of its client countries. It was the first instance of significant outside stakeholder participation in the formulation of a Bank sector strategy, and it is this document which the public considers the embodiment of the new direction for the Bank's forest strategy.

At first, the standard was high enough to allow people interested in planting trees to buy land and plant it. Because the amount of the CAF in local currency was maintained with only small variations over time, the amount in real terms diminished through inflation and currency devaluation. The CAF allowed reforestation of 26 percent of the area covered by plantations and was available to any farmer. The Secretary of Finance and the forest sector authorities had difficulty negotiating the annual allocation of funds to reforestation and the value of the incentive per hectare.

4. Evolution of the Protected Areas in Costa Rica 13 A. Costa Rica Protected Areas by Management Category, 1998 B. 5. 6. 7. 8. Protected Areas and Tourism in Costa Rica, 199097 24 Page vii FOREWORD This case study is one of six evaluations of the implementation of the World Bank's 1991 Forest Strategy. This and the other cases (Brazil, Cameroon, China, India, and Indonesia) complement a review of the entire set of lending and nonlending activities of the World Bank Group (IBRD, IDA, IFC, and MIGA) and the Global Environment Facility (GEF) that are pertinent to the Bank Group's implementation of the forest strategy.

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