Chatham House has been monitoring this response since 2006, for which a series of indicators were developed. The aim of this work has been to monitor levels of illegal logging and the related trade and so enable an assessment of the effectiveness of efforts to tackle the problem in producer, consumer and processing countries.
The first assessment, published in 2010, presented findings from 12 countries. These included five producer countries (Brazil, Cameroon, Ghana, Indonesia and Malaysia), two processing countries (China and Vietnam) and five consumer countries (France, Japan, the Netherlands, the UK and the USA). An additional seven countries have since been included in the assessment: four producer countries (the Democratic Republic of Congo, Laos, Papua New Guinea and the Republic of Congo), one processing country (Thailand) and two consumer countries (India and South Korea).
All the reports, including individual reports on all 19 countries, and the latest synthesis report, are available on the publications page. Further details on the methodology are available in the background information section, and the underlying data can be downloaded through the explore the data function of the website.