In 2014, the Government of Ethiopia requested the UN-REDD Programme to support the country in assessing the contribution of forest ecosystems to national income in the context of the national REDD+ process. The contribution of forest ecosystems to national income is seen as a vital element of the case for forest conservation in Ethiopia. Prior to this study, no full assessment of the income derived from forest-derived goods and services had been. By assessing the full contribution of forests to market and non-market income, a more complete picture of their economic importance emerged.
The executive summary can be found at http://www.unredd.net/index.php?option=com_docman&view=download&alias=16575-the-contribution-of-forests-to-national-income-in-ethiopia-and-linkages-with-redd-executive-summary&category_slug=studies-reports-and-other-publications-560&Itemid=134
For the full report, go to http://www.unredd.net/index.php?option=com_docman&view=download&alias=16576-the-contribution-of-forests-to-national-income-in-ethiopia-and-linkages-with-redd-full-report&category_slug=studies-and-publications-1145&Itemid=134