A number of challenges were identified in the two reports.
Some are inherently internal: the very formulation of milestones that will prevent some to ever be "fully" met as they relate to processes rather than results, the length of the programming phase (time to develop, agree on and launch the calls for proposals, heavy implementation modalities, restricted number of eligible implementing agencies), the complex development and implementation of integrated programs, or difficulties for the FONAREDD Secretariat to exercice control over how effectively programs, once approved, are implemented and coordinated.
Others are external constraints, such as the political context of the past few years and weak governance of some sectors.
In response to these challenges, recommendations were made and an Action plan was jointly developed between CAFI and the DRC, and approved by the Steering Committee of the DRC National REDD+ Fund on 5 December 2019. The approval of this Action plan means that the 2nd tranche of CAFI funding can now be programmed.