Workshop on the Use of Financial Incentives for Industrial Forest Plantations: Proceedings
This document presents the proceedings of a workshop on financial incentives for industrial forest plantations, held at the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) on January 19, 1995. The main objectives of the workshop were, first, to exchange ideas among workshop speakers and participants regarding the relevance of financial incentives for industrial forest plantations, and, second, to develop recommendations about the use of financial incentives in programs presented to the IDB for financing. The questions addressed: Is the use of financial incentives justified for industrial plantations in Latin America, given the current policy reforms that remove market distortions?; Under what circumstances may the incentives be justified?; and, should the IDB get involved in the financing of industrial plantation programs that are receiving financial incentives from the government?