In 2009, Norway started funding REDD+ readiness in Tanzania, which includes nine pilot projects, with a maximum amount of 100 million NOK yearly for 5 years. These pilots are all implemented by different nongovernmental organizations (NGOs). Before they move to a full-scale implementation, the countries are going through this so-called REDD+ readiness process where consultation is received, policies are designed, and mechanisms are being tested and evaluated (Angelsen et al., 2009, p. 3). Based on my fieldwork where I spent time with a NGO, and stayed in two of their pilot villages, this thesis aims to give an insight into processes that are going on at project level under an unfinished framework of the REDD+ forest regime. It concentrates on REDD+ as a discourse in the making, and on levels and locations of agency and accountability in the process. Here I perceive the events that are driving the discourse into being as what Anna Tsing (Tsing, 2005) terms frictions related to the project, where agencies are unfolded. Similarly, I also consider some situations where I propose that the necessary frictions are not taking place to detect accountability in the process of project implementation. My analysis here recognizes two reasons for this; one is that the discourse in the making also draws on similar discourses that already have a strong presence in Tanzania, like those of conservation and development. The second reason is the respect for what is stipulated in contracts and agreements as opposed to what is not. It is represented by two forms of the project – one in the form of the Design, another in the form of Real action. Annelise Riles (2000) made this distinction in her analysis of NGO work in Fiji, and I draw several parallels to her work on the aesthetics of information, form and facts throughout the thesis. I look into aspects of how information sharing is happening through documents in the NGO, and how the mechanisms of Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) can have significance for the project in Tanzania. By doing all this I present ways that the project is in process, and argues that ambitions through designs can show that elaboration and implementation of the project at the same time is possible, but suggest that the reality of the project can be perceived differently by the people in the areas where it is implemented.