Voices for Mekong Forests (V4MF) is a five-year programme that aims to give local communities a voice and improve forest governance by strengthening the participation of non-state actors (NSAs) in the Greater Mekong Subregion. The overarching rationale of V4MF is that for forests to be sustained, forest landscape governance must be based on principles of inclusivity, with effective participation of non-state actors. The project recognises that many national, regional, and global initiatives (FLEGT-VPA, REDD+) offer opportunities for NSAs to become actively involved in government-led forest landscape dialogues and decision-making processes. The transboundary focus of V4MF covers the landscape across five countries – Myanmar, Thailand, Lao PDR, Vietnam, and Cambodia.
Triple Line conducted a mid-term review of the V4MF project to assess progress towards achieving project results and capitalise lessons on how it could further improve during the remaining duration of its implementation. This included assessing the qualitative and quantitative achievements of the project, analysing the relevance of project strategies, understanding assumptions and intervention logic/theory of change, analysing gender mainstreaming aspects, and providing recommendations for the future of the V4MF project.