The major sources of funding for REDD+ activities in Ecuador are the national government, FAO, GIZ, KfW, and the UN-REDD Programme that will support Ecuador in the REDD readiness phase through 2013. Non-governmental funds for REDD+ have typically been spent on capacity building and training, communication, research and investigation, and feasibility studies for project-level REDD activities among other things (EcoDecision 2010).
The current major funding sources for REDD-related programs and activities in Ecuador are as follows. From 2008-2011, the government of Ecuador spent USD 14.5 million on the Socio Bosque Programme. FAO provides financial support of about USD 1 million for a project to support the National Forest Evaluation. GIZ provides technical support for activities related to climate change mitigation. The UN-REDD programme has pledged USD 4 million over a three-year period from 2011-2013 to support REDD Readiness activities in Ecuador, although as of early 2012 none of this has actually been disbursed. Finally, the German Development Bank (KfW) has pledged € 13.5 million to support REDD activities in Ecuador until 2015.
ECODECISIÓN. 2010. Mapeo de Actores y Experiencias en REDD+ en
Ecuador. Quito. Available: http://ecodecision.com.ec/pdfs/Mapeo%20de%20Actores%20en%20REDD%20Ecuador%20Mayo2010.pdf