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,…

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.,…

Decentralization and deforestation : the moderating role of polycentric governance

Abstract: Cases from Peru and Bolivia show that decentralization has an ambiguous effect on forest cover change. However, polycentric governance, which is equally common in decentralized and centralized regimes, has a stronger, positive effect on forest conservation in decentralized settings. Author(s): Wright, Glenn D. Source(s): , 35 p., ill., graphs, tabs draft Published: 2012 International…

Role of local government on REDD+ implementation in Indonesia : case study of central Kalimantan as REDD+ pilot province

Abstract: A provincial pilot study in Indonesia revealed that REDD+ can empower forest communities and enhance forest carbon storage at the same time. However, land-use planning regulations present considerable challenges. Author(s): Wicaksono, Dian Agung; Santosa, Wahyu Yun Source(s): , p. 56-64 Published: 2012 International conference on local government] (ICLG), [S.l. (English ISBN/ISSN: / Link: http://www.iclg.in.th/Proceedings/08_005%20Dian%20Agung%20Wicaksono,%20Wahyu%20Yun%20Santosa.pdf

Is decentralization leading to real decision-making power for forest-dependent communities? : case studies from Mexico and Brazil

Abstract: This study uses case studies of community forestry in Brazil and Mexico to examine the amount of decisionmaking power communities and smallholders have received over forest resources. Despite heavy regulation of extraction, communities have increasing control over day-to-day forest management. Author(s): Hajjar, Reem F.; Kozak, Robert A.; Innes, John L. Source(s): , Ecology and…

IFLEA : Institutions for forest resource and livelihood management in east African forest landscapes

Abstract: The objective of IFLEA is to strengthen research capacities to better understand the role of institutions and institutional change for sustainable natural resource management and livelihoods in East African forest landscapes, specifically Ethiopia, Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania. Author(s): Source(s): , Published: 2012 Institutions for forest resource and livelihood management in east African forest landscapes…

Community forest management and the emergence of multi-scale governance institutions : lessons for REDD+ development from Mexico, Brazil and Bolivia

Abstract: The role of multi-scaled governance institutions in the development of community forest management (CFM) is examined, using cases from Mexico, Brazil, and Bolivia. The article shows how the establishment of a local organizational base for CFM is crucial. Author(s): Cronkleton, Peter; Bray, David Barton; Medina, Gabriel Source(s): , Forests; 2 p. 451-473 Forests 2…