Waiting for Democracy : The Politics of Choice in Natural Resource Decentralization

RTI Bibliographic reference Author(s): Ribot, Jesse Craig Publisher: World Resources Institute, Washington, DC (English) Description: This report examines ways in which reforms of decentralization involving natural resources could be designed and implemented in law and in practice to improve their social and environmental outcomes. Link: http://pdf.wri.org/wait_for_democracy.pdf Imported from id 556649 Rec 98 Lines 2246.

Decentralization Viewed from Inside : The Implementation of Community Forests in East Cameroon

RTI Bibliographic reference Author(s): Etoungou, Patrice Publisher: World Resources Institute. Institutions and Governance Program, Washington, DC (English) Description: The question whether community forests are the best alternative for decentralized management in East Cameroon is examined, using cases from Upper Nyong region, Messamena and Lomi

Decentralization and Wildlife Management : Devolving Rights or Shedding Responsibility? : Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda

RTI Bibliographic reference Author(s): Namara, Agrippinah; Nsabagasani, Xavier Publisher: World Resources Institute, Washington, DC (English) Description: The roles of local institutions involved in natural resource management under the community conservation approach to protected area management around Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in Uganda are analysed with special emphasis on effective local participation and empowerment. Link: http://pdf.wri.org/eaa_wp9.pdf… Read More

Commerce, Kings and Local Government in Uganda : Decentralizing Natural Resources to Consolidate the Central State

RTI Bibliographic reference Author(s): Muhereza, Frank Emmanuel Publisher: World Resources Institute, Washington, DC (English) Description: This study explores the decentralization of forest management powers in Uganda in order to determine the extent to which powers have shifted to popularly elected and downwardly accountable local governments. The experience of decentralization in Uganda

Decentralization, Politics, and Environment in Uganda

RTI Bibliographic reference Author(s): Bazaara, Nyangabyaki Publisher: World Resources Institute. Institutions and Governance Program, Washington, DC (English) Description: The main environmental issues in the decentralization reforms of Uganda with regard to natural resources management (NRM) are identified, including the lack of devolution of powers over NRM and the failure of local governments to exercise their… Read More

Devolution As a Threat to Democratic Decision-Making in Forestry? : Findings from Three States in India

RTI Bibliographic reference Author(s): Sarin, Madhu; Singh, Neera M.; Sundar, Nandini; Bhogal, Ranu K. Publisher: Overseas Development Institute (ODI), London (English) Description: The conflict between the state devolution policy of Joint Forest Management and the exercise of democratic local control over forest management in India is examined with regard to livelihood and forest quality improvement.… Read More

Potential for Conflict : Community Forestry and Decentralisation Legislation in Nepal

RTI Bibliographic reference Author(s): Belbase, Narayan; Regmi, Dhrubesh Chandra Publisher: International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), Kathmandu (English) Description: Contradictions and conflicts in the Nepalese legislation regarding decentralization and the devolution of powers to local communities over forest resources are analysed. There is a need for more consultation between forest user groups and local,… Read More

Democratic Decentralization of Natural Resources : Institutionalizing Popular Participation

RTI Bibliographic reference Author(s): Ribot, Jesse C. Publisher: World Resources Institute (WRI), Washington, DC (English) Description: The degree to which natural resource decentralizations have taken place and their measurable social and environmental outcomes are examined, using cases from a number of countries on forestry, wildlife, and water management. Link: http://pdf.wri.org/ddnr_full_revised.pdf Imported from id 648641 Rec… Read More

Realities or Rhetoric? : Revisiting the Decentralization of Natural Resources Management in Uganda and Zambia

RTI Bibliographic reference Author(s): Lind, Jeremy; Cappon, Jan Publisher: ACTS Press, Nairobi (English) Description: The reasoning underlying decentralization reforms for natural resource management in east and southern Africa is analysed, using cases from Uganda and Zambia. There may be better ways for establishing local environmental management. Link: http://web.archive.org/web/20050317082423/http://www.acts.or.ke/Rhetoric.htm Imported from id 524779 Rec 64 Lines… Read More