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Data

Data Policy

The IFRI network is in the process of developing a data-sharing policy that will set the conditions whereby IFRI data will be made available for public use. As soon as a responsible policy has been developed, it will be posted to this page. For more information about this policy or about using IFRI data, please email ifridatahelp@umich.edu.

IFRI Database

Below is a table that depicts how many countries, communities, and forest plots that IFRI has visited, in order to show how wide and deep IFRI’s impact is across the globe.

Country Number of Forests Number of Plots Number of Settlements Number of Associations Number of Usergroups
Bhutan 6 232 14 0 8
Bolivia 53 1812 78 29 80
Brazil 3 170 5 1 6
Colombia 1 13 1 0 1
Ecuador 1 30 4 0 5
Ethiopia 7 393 20 3 12
Guatemala 22 821 41 15 46
Honduras 9 99 6 5 8
India 70 1422 61 50 63
Japan 1 0 0 0 0
Kenya 34 949 36 26 79
Madagascar 11 350 19 4 30
Mexico 19 561 0 0 40
Nepal 158 4072 518 101 162
Tanzania 12 234 17 7 27
Thailand 7 153 20 4 13
Uganda 85 2279 94 8 177
USA 34 1075 32 26 60
Total 533 14665 966 279 817

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Referenced Data Sets

The following data sets are those used in the corresponding papers listed below. They are available to download by clicking on the links.  Please use the following citation format when referencing data from the data sets:

“Data obtained from the International Forestry Resources and Institutions (IFRI) research network. [data set name]. Extracted from the IFRI Database 1992-2012. Downloaded [date]”


Paper: Chhatre A. and A. Agrawal. 2009. Tradeoffs and synergies between carbon storage and livelihood benefits from forest commons. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 106(42): 17667-17670

Data-set: ‘Carbon storage and livelihoods’ Download The zip file contains the data set in Stata and in Excel, and the code-book for the variables in a text file.


Paper: Persha, L., A. Agrawal and A. Chhatre. 2011.  Social and Ecological Synergy: Local Rulemaking, Forest Livelihoods and Biodiversity Conservation. Science 331:1606-1608.

Data-set: ‘Social and Ecological Synergy’ Download This zip file contains the data set.


Paper: Andersson, K., and A. Agrawal. 2011. Inequalities, institutions and forest commons. Global Environmental Change 21:866-875
Data-set: ‘Inequalities, institutions and forest commons’ Download This zip file contains the data set.

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