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,…

Realising the rights of children : integration of Decentralised action for children and women (DACAW) into Local governance and community development program (LGCDP)

Abstract: This assessment discusses the relevance and feasibility of integrating some key areas of the DACAW programme into Government of Nepal structures. It is based on data from Kathmandu and four other districts in 2011. Author(s): Haug, Marit; Regmi, Raghav Raj Source(s): , Norad report : discussion; 5/2012 38 p., ill., tabs Norad report :…

Donor obligation for public sector reform in Nepal

Abstract: A study of donor support for better governance in Nepal reveals that financial and policy support is highly necessary for strengthening local authorities and civil society organizations. Local authorities are the best performers of good governance among development actors in Nepal. Author(s): Adhikari, Ganesh P. Source(s): , Journal of public administration and governance; Vol.…

Ethical perspective of health sector reform process in Nepal

Abstract: This articles examines the equity, efficiency, and accountability aspects of the second phase of the Nepal Health Sector Programme (2010-2015). Decentralization is used to enhance accountability and governance of the health services throughout the country. Author(s): Sapkota, Vishnu Prasad Source(s): , Health prospect; 11 p. 36-39 Health prospect 11 Published: 2012 Nepal journals online…

Rights, responsibilities and resources : examining community forestry in south Asia

Abstract: This paper shows that decentralized management of forests can reduce forest loss in developing countries. It also suggests that clarity over rights, local monitoring and recognition of differences in intra-community needs are issues that require policy support to meet livelihood expectations. Author(s): Shyamsundar, Priya; Ghate, Rucha Source(s): , SANDEE working papers; WP 59-11 16…

Guidelines for total sanitation programme in Nepal

Abstract: This guideline has been developed for policy makers, planners, donors, local government bodies, and district level line agencies with a broader aim to help implement the promotional actions on hygiene and sanitation as envisaged by the Master Plan on Hygiene and Sanitation in Nepal. Author(s): Source(s): , iii, 57 p., ill., tabs Published: 2010…

Inequalities, institutions, and forest outcomes : paper submitted to Global environmental change

Abstract: Analysis of 228 forest commons cases from South Asia (India and Nepal), East Africa (Kenya and Uganda) and Latin America (Mexico and Bolivia) suggests that local governance institutions for collective action may dampen the negative effect of inter-group inequality on forest outcomes. Author(s): Andersson, Krister; Agrawal, Arun Source(s): , 43 p., ill., graphs, tabs…

Assessing land reform approaches to benefit socially and economically disadvantaged (SED) people

Abstract: The impact of land reform on socially and economically disadvantaged (SED) people was examined, using the case of redistributive land reform in Nepal and the case of land consolidation in Vietnam. In both cases, the approach was top-down, without due regard for participation, equality, and support. Author(s): Prasad Bhatta, Ganesh Source(s): , xiii, 116…