Standards for Results-Based REDD+ Finance Overview and Design Parameters

The objective of this paper, the first in a series of analytical papers to evaluate the design features of various results-based standards, protocols and methodologies, is to give an initial overview of existing and emerging REDD+ frameworks for results-based finance. The paper summarizes the most important standards that channel results-based payments to REDD+. This introduction into REDD+ standards sets out to identify central commonalities and differences so that stakeholders may promote rapid learning for REDD+ and implement no-regrets REDD+ activities.