Participatory forest management in Ethiopia, practices and experiences

Abstract: A survey of Participatory Forest Management (PFM) actors in Ethiopia revealed that success depends on factors such as collaboration, involvement, continuous follow-up and support, strengthening already present traditional systems, and linking income generation to forest management. Author(s): Winberg, Ellen Source(s): , 41 p., ill., graphs, maps, tabs Published: 2010 Food and agriculture organization of…

Participatory development and its emergence in the fields of community and international development

Abstract: This study of participatory development and its evolution, explores developmental concepts related to PD including: community, development, community development, capacity-building, project, decentralization, civil society, empowerment, self-reliance, and sustainable development. Author(s): Ben-Meir, Yossef Source(s): , xiv, 425 p., ill., maps, tabs facs. Published: 2009 UMI, Ann Arbor, MI (English ISBN/ISSN: / Link: http://gradworks.umi.com/3359812.pdf

Why has decentralization failed in Africa? : assessing the lessons of self-organized, local governance initiatives

Abstract: This conference paper considers several instances of locally initiated, self-organized efforts which were based on collective action, analyses how and why these were successful, and explores possible insights into the generally disappointing performance of decentralization reforms in Africa. Author(s): Wunsch, James S. Source(s): , [42] p. draft Published: 2008 Indiana university], [Bloomington, IN (English…

When is decentralization in forest management a success and when is it a failure? : case studies from the Philippines

Abstract: The study shows that decentralization reforms require highly capable community organizations and self-management capacity. It was found that a mix of site-specific interventions and community endeavors that focus on securing local livelihoods has led to some success. Author(s): Balooni, K.; Pulhin, J.M.; Inoue, M. Source(s): , 18 p. Published: 2007 Indiana university. Digital library…

Decentralized governance and ecological health : why local institutions fail to moderate deforestation in Mpigi district of Uganda

Abstract: Factors that affect the effectiveness of decentralization of authority over forests to local user groups, traditional leaders, or officials of local governments in Uganda were identified. Author(s): Banana, Abwoli Y. Source(s): , Scientific research and essay; Vol. 2, No. 10 p. 434-445, ill., maps, tabs Scientific research and essay Vol. 2, No. 10 Published:…

Supporting the capacity of organisations at community level : an exploration of issues, methods and principles for good practice

Abstract: Best practices for organizational capacity building of community-based organizations are provided and principles to guide future interventions and areas for future research are highlighted. Author(s): Wright-Revolledo, Katie Source(s): , Occasional paper series / INTRAC; 48 31 p., ill., tabs Occasional paper series / INTRAC 48 Published: 2007 International NGO training and research centre (INTRAC),…

Fostering community-driven development : what role for the state?

Abstract: State development strategies for more effectively tapping community-level energies and resources are examined, using case studies from Asia and Latin America. One approach is to form alliances between higher levels of government and communities to put pressure on local authorities. Author(s): Das Gupta, Monica; Grandvoinnet, Helene; Romani, Mattia Source(s): , Policy research working paper;…