Forestry Rights Administration

The RDF Forestry Rights program enables governments to administer resource concessions and manage the associated revenue streams and fees in an accountable and transparent manner. Alongside RDF’s extensive consultancy experience in this sector, the Forestry Concessions Administration System (FCAS) helps governments to collect, collate and integrate vast and diverse data to provide a comprehensive picture of resource use to support the sustainable management of these valuable national assets. Furthermore, by enabling governments to enforce the rules and regulations governing resources, the RDF Forestry Rights program helps generate a positive investment environment.

Our program also links up with several international initiatives focused on raising international standards of transparency in natural resource management. Currently RDF supports the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) and is developing similar links with the European Commission’s Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT) Programme.


FRAS System Free of License Costs.  Project implement the FRAS system without any license fees or recurring fees. Upgrades are provided for free, provided they can be done remotely.

RDF Specialist based in client institution. Our two-year approach provides one of our specialist embedded in the client institution. This ensures a gradual change management approach, adapting the system step by step to structured and systematic work processes.

Approach and Methodology

-    Long-term engagement in country: providing government institutions with experienced specialists, processes and IT solutions, committed to work       with government long-term.
-    RDF specialists are embedded in government institutions, working on a day-to-day basis with government staff to ensure incremental changes           and step-by-step improvements.
-    Developing government staff capacity to operate more effectively and in a structured manner, with less discretionary powers. 
-    RDF system specialists provide training and technical support to ensure sustainable system implementation. We continuously advance and               develop our software systems on the basis of government requirements, making it lightweight yet powerful for public administration in low-income       countries.
-    Progress Reports and weekly Progress Card are presented to the project steering committee to ensure effective monitoring and evaluation. 
-    Software provided on a licence-free and cost-free basis.