These technical guidelines are intended to serve six main purposes:
A key reference document for members of the research team;
A means for outside experts to understand and provide critical feedback on the study;
A guide to enable non-CIFOR collaborators to conduct this form of research on their own;
A source of information for REDD+ proponents on research activities conducted at their project sites;
A way for donors to better understand the technical attributes of what they are funding; and
A source of information on methods decisions for team members writing scientific reports.
The first purpose listed above is the...