Adopted in 2013 and revised in 2015, the DRC REDD+ Investment Plan translates the vision of the National REDD+ Strategy into concrete actions. It sets the programmatic framework over the next five years, and identifies priority policies and measures for which a total amount of 1 billion US$ is deemed necessary by 2020. Its general objective is to reduce the loss of forest cover from the current 300,000 ha/year to 200,000 ha/year by 2020.
The Investment Plan aims at two major impacts: emission reductions and improved livelihoods, especially through increasing the income of population amongst the poorest and most vulnerable worldwide.
To this end, the REDD+ Investment Plan includes a portfolio of REDD+ programs across the country that include
The result framework of the REDD+ Investment Plan is built upon the drivers identified through national consensus in 2012:
As a reference document, the REDD+ Investment Plan is the result of extensive consultations over several years with seven sectoral ministries, civil society, Indigenous Peoples, private sector, technical and financial partners around a shared vision of what priorities are for sustainable land use and development. The plan is therefore based directly on the decisions taken in a participatory way since 2009 in the context of developing the Forest Investment Program (FIP) and the National REDD+ Strategy.
After a double independent review in 2015, the REDD+ Investment Plan was praised by the CAFI Executive Board for its quality, coherence and ambition. CAFI agreed to contribute to its implementation through a Letter of Intent.
Now capitalized, the National REDD+ Fund, which serves as the multi-stakeholder governance framework to pilot the implementation of the Investment Plan, launched the investment programming cycle in 2016, allowing for activities to start in 2017.