19 No 4

Assessing achievements

Evaluating progress towards an organization’s goals or objectives is not easy. It requires a clear baseline to start such an analysis from, a good understanding of how outputs contribute to objectives and a willingness to examine faults and weaknesses as rigorously as positive achievements.

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Fulfilling the mission


by Marc J. Dourojeanni

A review of 20 ITTO diagnostic missions finds flaws in the program and recommends improvements

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Incentives are the key


by Jorge Malleux

ITTO projects use innovative strategies to secure the support of communities for forest restoration

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Rubberwood: more than a by-product


by Charlotte Cudby

An ITTO project has brought stakeholders together to strengthen Thailand’s furniture industry

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Brazilian community produces the goods


by Erika del Rocío López Rojas

Capacity in processing and marketing of forest products is improved under an ITTO project

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Rattan is no basket case


Florence P. Soriano

An ITTO-funded project to promote rattan has created opportunities for forest-based communities

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Long-term logging


Erika del Rocío López Rojas

Guyana’s ITTO-supported forestry training centre is a key element in the shift towards SFM

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Fellowship Report


By Vag-Lan Borges

ITTO Fellowship supports study on new economics of Babassu palm in Brazil

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Market Trends

By Jani Holopainen

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Topical and Tropical

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