This chapter reviews the literature on participatory monitoring of forest resources and biodiversity, and the literature on PMRV in the REDD+ context. The first section in this chapter presents the current state of knowledge on participatory monitoring and PMRV. The second section identifies knowledge gaps in the literature.
Participatory monitoring of forest resources and biodiversity by local communities can deliver multiple benefits, such as:
build social capital and empower local people (Hartanto et al. 2002; Danielsen et al. 2005a; Constantino et al. 2012)
improve livelihoods (Klooster and Masera 2000; Chhatre and Agrawal 2009)
reduce forest degradation (Klooster and Masera 2000;...