Recentralizing while decentralizing : how national governments reappropriate forest resources

Abstract: Decentralization initiatives worldwide rarely achieve their purported efficiency and equity benefits. This paper shows how central governments in six countries use a variety of strategies to obstruct the democratic decentralization of resource management and, hence, retain central control. Author(s): Ribot, Jesse C.; Agrawal, Arun; Larson, Anne M. Source(s): World development; 34(2006)11, p. 1864-1886 World…

Women and local democracy : lessons from Central America

Abstract: This publication draws together the experiences and lessons learnt by Central American women working on promoting gender equity in local government. Author(s): Clulow, Michael Source(s): , Building women’s citizenship and governance, Central America [40] p Building women’s citizenship and governance, Central America Published: 2005 One world action etc.], [London etc. (English ISBN/ISSN: 1-898776-54-7/ Link:…

Participation and decentralized forest management : social effects of local government initiatives

Abstract: Though the research from Nicaragua is preliminary, the results suggest a clear correlation between effective participation and the absence of corruption or elite capture by logging companies, but participation alone does not guarantee positive results for resource users. Author(s): Larson, Anne M.; Zeledón, Virginia Source(s): , 29 p., ill., tabs Published: 2004 Indiana university.…