The main objective of this study is to identify possible focus areas and measures to promote further IT penetration in the forestry sector in the FLEG II countries based on an assessment of the contemporary state of the use of information and communication technologies (ICT) in the field of state forest administration. In particular, one of the work stages dealt with determining the readiness of state forest administration systems of the FLEG II countries for improvement of the used and roll out of new ICTs, which would help to improve the efficiency and quality of forest governance functions and business processes.
The study did not aim to evaluate the efficiency of the used ICTs in particular aspects of forest governance or to provide any country rankings, and did not extend beyond the public institutions of the forestry sector.
The main outputs of the study are expert recommendations on the possible areas of further development of information management and information and communication technologies in the field of state forest administration provided separately for each participating country in the form of draft road maps. The outputs of the study are intended to inform forest sector administrations in the FLEG II countries and other stakeholders of the actual experiences with ICT implementation, to help them better understand the need and paths forward for promotion of further IT penetration in the forestry sector.