"The purpose of this study is to document jointly the best practices from the Livelihoods and Forestry Programme (LFP) and Nepal Swiss Community Forestry Project (NSCFP) and prepare a synthesis report of the learning of these two projects. This synthesis is intended to help form the basis for implementation approaches to be further developed in the proposed ten years Multi Stakeholder Forestry Programme (MSFP) and avoids the continued separate projectised identification of best practice” by combining them in a synthesis publication. In addition, the new Forest Resources Assessment (FRA) project funded by the Government of Finland is incorporated within the review. The report is divided into six overall sections and a seventh concluding note. Each section has some primary and secondary lessons learned together with supporting analysis."