Ethiopia will follow a partially decentralized approach for its REDD+ institutions and hence responsibilities are vertically divided between national, regional, zonal and woreda levels. Regional level actors will implement REDD+ functions at their jurisdictions with some degree of independence from the federal institution. A nested approach may be implemented with any combination of scales at regional, zonal, woreda or kebele levels (Figure 3b). Guidelines will be formulated to govern the design and implementation of nested REDD+ actions.
The principles for institutional arrangement for REDD actions include compliance to the political structure, good governance, decentralization to appropriate levels, inclusiveness, cost effectiveness and accountability in all REDD+ implementation activities.