Informing the Climate sensitive Land and Forest Management

Policies in Central Asia – InForMa

June 2016 – May 2017


Coordinators, researchers and partners:

Prof Klaus  Eisenack, Dr Dimtrtios Zikos and Dr Ulan Kasymov

Close cooperation with the Deutsche Gesellschaft für

Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH in Central Asia



InForMA project evaluates the dynamics of institutional change in forest use and the effects of the Joint Forest Management policies implemented in Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan. For the institutional analysis the project team develops a research methodology where an economic experiment is combined with a qualitative case study. The field experiment (forestry game) has objectives to investigate the decision making process in forest use and study the role of institutions. The research findings will inform policies on climate sensitive land and forest management in Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan. Furthermore, the research results will offer broader insights regarding the priorities for the climate change adaptation policies in Central Asia.



Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH


Events and activities:

Project kickoff meeting at RESS on 25 August 2016

Field work was conducted by Ulan Kasymov during  October – December 2016