New niches of community rights to forests in Cameroon : tenure reform, decentralization category or something else?

Abstract: This essay interrogates the nature of ongoing change in the structure of community rights in Cameroon: is it tenure change or decentralization? In reality, it is neither a strict decentralization process nor a strict tenure reform, but a mixture of devolution and delegation of powers. Author(s): Oyono, Phil René Source(s): , International journal of…

From exclusion to ownership? : challenges and opportunities in advancing forest tenure reform

Abstract: Recommendations on how the forest tenure reform process can be carried forward in order to achieve forest land access and ownership of local people are provided. Author(s): Sunderlin, William D.; Hatcher, Jeffrey; Liddle, Megan Source(s): , vi, 54 p., ill., graphs, tabs Published: 2008 Rights and resources initiative, Washington, DC (English ISBN/ISSN: 978-0-615-21808-3/ Link:…

Green and black gold in rural Cameroon : natural resources for local governance, justice and sustainability

Abstract: This study investigates the effects of forest management decentralization and oil compensation on local governance and local democracy in southern Cameroon. It suggests indicators and dynamics to be taken into account when assessing local governance. Author(s): Oyono, Phil René; Ribot, Jesse C.; Larson, Anne M. Source(s): , Environmental governance in Africa working papers; 22…

Understanding decentralized forest governance : an application of the institutional analysis and development framework

Abstract: Institutional Analysis and Development (IAD) framework is used to evaluate local institutional strategies associated with sustainable forest governance. Case studies from Bolivia suggest that local governance systems perform better under favorable conditions for information exchange and learning. Author(s): Andersson, Krister Source(s): , Sustainability : science, practice, & policy; Vol. 2, Issue 1 [14] p.,…

Decentralization of forestry resources in Uganda : realities or rhetoric?

Abstract: A study of decentralization of forest management in Mpigi district, Uganda, shows that government continues to exert central control, without a genuine shift in authority over forest resources to local people. Author(s): Banana, Abwoli Y.; Gombya-Ssembajjwe, William; Bahati, Joseph Source(s): , 25 p., ill., tabs Published: 2003 Makerere university. Faculty of forestry and nature…