Governance in mining areas in Tanzania with special reference to land issues

Abstract: Significant disputes and conflicts have surfaced among stakeholders in gold mining in Tanzania, including artisanal, small and large miners, host communities and community-based organizations, as well as local and central government authorities. The different interests must be aligned. Author(s): Lugoe, Furaha Source(s): , ESRF discussion paper; 41 iv, 13 p ESRF discussion paper 41…

FRAMEweb

Abstract: FRAME is a peer-to-peer network of Natural Resource Management practitioners, facilitating knowledge transfer and relationships building, enabling members to grow best practices around development challenges. Author(s): USAID Source(s): , Published: 2011 United States agency for international development (USAID), [Washington, DC] (English; French; Spanish ISBN/ISSN: / Link: http://www.frameweb.org/

Small scale, large impacts : transforming central and west African forest industry and trade to improve sustainable development, growth and governance

Abstract: In many countries SMFEs make a significant contribution to local economies through the informal markets. The formalization of SMFEs provides an alternative to the failed public management of forests for industrial scale concessions or state-managed conservation. Author(s): Molnar, Augusta Source(s): , x, 37 p., ill., graphs, maps, tabs Published: 2010 Rights and resources initiative,…

Defining political community and rights to natural resources in Botswana

Abstract: In Botswana, the entangling of natural resource policy with identity politics contributed to a partial recentralization of CBNRM. Decentralization has been associated with democratization in that decentralized natural resource management is virtually equated with empowerment of local resource users. Author(s): Poteete, Amy R. Source(s): Development and change; 40(2009)2, p. 281-305 Development and change 40(2009)2…

The complexities of decentralization in a globalizing world

Abstract: The interplay of decentralization and globalization in affecting environmental outcomes and community welfare is analysed through a game-theoretic model of community-firm interactions. This will require a mix of policies, including secure property rights and poverty alleviation. Author(s): Engel, Stefanie; Palmer, Charles Source(s): , IED working paper; 8 18 p., ill IED working paper 8…