Devolution of forest rights and sustainable forest management : learning from two decades of implementation

Abstract: The factors driving or hindering forest policy reform in 16 developing countries are identified. Two factors explain the lack of progress in devolving rights: (1) conflicts of forest reform laws; and (2) the failure of agencies to realign their missions in support of rights devolution.

Author(s): Lawry, Steven; McLain, Rebecca

Source(s): , 29 p., ill., graphs, tabs

Published: 2012 World bank, Washington, DC (English

ISBN/ISSN: /

Link: http://landandpoverty.com/agenda/pdfs/paper/mclain_full_paper.pdf

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