The effects of social and institutional structures on decision-making and benefit distribution of community forestry in Nepal

Abstract: Participatory democracy has been an official part of community forestry (CF) in Nepal since 1989. This study investigates the potential for the poor and disadvantaged to hold positions of power in CF institutions, and whether better representation has a positive impact on equity. Author(s): Yadav, Bhagwan Dutta Source(s): , xiv, 196 p., ill., graphs,…

Increasing public participation through awareness raising activities : a case study in Trao reef marine reserve, Vietnam

Abstract: This paper focuses on stakeholder participation in the community-based management of Trao Reef, Vietnam. The high level of environmental awareness of the local community contributed to the success of the project, harmonizing the socio-economic benefits of the local community and nature conservation. Author(s): Hang Thi Minh Tran; Loke Ming Chou; Hue Thu Nguyen Source(s):…

Quest for local sustainability : how we balance development policy

Abstract: The Living Community Economy Model is offered as an alternative for the dominant local development model of Thailand. The new model is more Buddhist in nature, presenting itself as more community-based and equitable than the current capitalistic development paradigm. Author(s): Chayalee, Prateep Source(s): , Journal of African & Asian local government studies (JAALGS); Vol.…

Insecurity and local governance in Congo’s south Kivu

Abstract: This report explores the role of various local organizations and groups in conflict and post-conflict governance and networking in South Kivu have been affected by the civil war and the ways in which local communities cope with chaos and the absence of the state. Author(s): Mushi, Ferdinand Mugumo Source(s): , IDS research report; 74…

Respecting rights, delivering development : forest tenure reform since Rio 1992

Abstract: Research shows that where the rights of Indigenous Peoples and communities are recognized, their territories and community-managed forests outperform public protected areas in preventing deforestation and ensuring conservation. Most of the progress occurred in Latin America. Author(s): Source(s): , 15 p., ill., graphs, map Published: 2012 Rights and resources initiative (RRI), Washington, DC (English…

Decentralisation and devolution in Nicaragua’s north Atlantic autonomous region : natural resources and indigenous peoples’ rights

Abstract: This paper examines decentralization of natural resources management in Nicaragua and argues that communities continue to lose out under multilevel governance regimes without concerted efforts to level the playing field. Author(s): Larson, Anne M.; Lewis-Mendoza, Jadder Source(s): , International journal of the commons; Vol. 6, No. 2 p. 179-199, ill., map International journal of…

Technical consultation on the role of community based providers in improving maternal and newborn health : report

Abstract: In 2012, a technical consultation took place on the role of community based providers in improving maternal and newborn health. The focus was on best practices and country experiences in improving the quality and coverage of maternal and newborn health services involving community based providers. Author(s): Kok, Maryse; Herschderfer, Kathy; Koning, Korrie De Source(s):…