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SDI Briefing #4: Financial flows from logging to communities & the central government
By: Sustainable Development Institute Liberia (SDI)
Published: May 11, 2017
Countries: Liberia
Topics: FLEGT, REDD+
Document type: Briefing note
Document ID: 3833
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SDI Briefing #4: Financial flows from logging to communities & the central government

A civil society analysis of the revenue flow from the logging industry into the national coffers and affected communities. Based on official data we estimate that approximately US$100 million worth of round logs have been produced in the last decade and more than 90% of the timber produced has been exported. Therefore, SDI believes now is the time to ask – so, how much of the value of the timber produced has gone to the government in the form of taxes and fees? How much has gone to communities in the form of Land Rental Fees? Is the government in compliance with the 2006 forest law with respect to logging revenue redistribution?