Data on environmental and social trends and outcomes in the forest sector can be difficult to collect and access at national and local scales. This is especially true with regards to data on biodiversity, ecosystem services, and local management and use of forests, including by women and other stakeholder groups. This table has been developed by the SFT-LMR Project to improve access to shared information on a selection of global and regional publicly available platforms, datasets and tools related to information on forests, environmental conditions, and socio-economic trends. This is not an exhaustive list, but rather a selection based on their relevance to the Lower Mekong Region, ease of access, and other factors.
Depending on the objectives, resolution, coverage and licenses of these datasets and tools, they can be used for a wide range of purposes, for example, users can use the data to visualise trends, carry out analyses and develop monitoring approaches for better understanding and tracking environmental and social trends and outcomes in the forest sector.