Start date
4 months
Democratic Republic of Congo
Congo (Republic of, Brazzaville)
US Agency for International Development
TPP Team Members
Additional Members
Theodore Trefon
Olivier Igugu Murhula
Adelaide Thayoh Nguejo
Lude Kinzonzi

Political economy analysis of the forestry sector in Central Africa

This political economy analysis focuses on the industrial and artisanal timber sectors in Central Africa and is undertaken by TPP Principal Oliver Owen and TPP consultant Theodore Trefon, as well as a local team.

The study looks at the forest sector from the perspective of the energy sectors (notably for fuel wood and charcoal), wildlife management strategies, food security and agricultural dynamics, green economy opportunities, and climate change.

Fieldwork took place in Cameroon, the Democratic Republic of Congo and the Republic of Congo throughout May 2024.