Topic outline

As countries work to meet their national commitments to restoring degraded landscapes, it is important that all FLR interventions have manageable monitoring systems in place, to assess progress towards specific goals, support adaptive management and ensure transparency. This course has been developed to equip practitioners with the capacity to design, plan and implement monitoring systems for FLR interventions. 


This course is designed for a range of stakeholders with an interest in forest and landscape restoration, including practitioners and policy makers from: 

  • International and regional organizations and donors; 
  • National governments; 
  • Private sector; 
  • Non-governmental organizations (NGOs); and 
  • Research institutes and universities.

  • What monitoring is, its principles and why it is important for FLR. 
  • How to identify restoration goal-themes and sub themes. 
  • Choosing appropriate indicators to meet restoration objectives. 
  • Designing a restoration monitoring framework, including considerations of trade-offs and synergies, land uses and constraints. 
  • Filtering indicators, baseline and targets. 
  • Deciding which data should be collected. 
  • Ranking indicators and building a restoration index. 

The online version of this course runs on the latest versions of the major browsers, such as Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox and Apple Safari.

The downloadable version only runs on Windows PC’s and no additional software is needed.

Digital certification

This course offers certification. You will get your digital badge upon passing a final exam after completing the course and achieving a grade of at least 75%. Please click on the button below to complete the exam, or refer to our Certification section to learn more.

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