News archive 2013
The Facility publishes a brief titled ‘How can a VPA contribute to poverty reduction?’
The EU FLEGT Action Plan and Voluntary Partnership Agreements are based on the European Union's strong commitment to poverty reduction.
Authors M. Hobley and M. Buchy consider how VPAs might affect poverty and suggest ways to improve the positive outcomes of VPAs on poverty- They also examine the ways that VPAs might prevent or mitigate negative effects of VPA implementation. This brief is based on a longer study on VPAs and poverty by the same authors, and is available here.