Many have wondered, "What will become of the world's forests?" It's an important question, especially given the pressures presently facing forests from Moscow to Mozambique. Recently, The World Bank asked the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) to convene a group of key stakeholders in order to consider this question. Over 600 forest experts responded to IIED's survey or participated in focus groups in Brazil, China, Ghana, and Russia. The IIED asked participants 15 key questions on possible activities, governance, funding mechanisms, and objectives. The fruits of their work were published in a variety of reports and made available during the summer of 2008. This site provides access to those documents, which include a full report, a summary report, and summaries in French, Spanish, and Portuguese. The background documents offered here include the World Bank Global Forest Partnership Proposal and the original consultation document. Casual users may wish to consult the summary report first, as it is only 13 pages in length.