Devolution of Resource Rights, Poverty, and Natural Resource Management : A Review

RTI Bibliographic reference Author(s): Shyamsundar, Priya; Araral, Eduardo; Weeraratne, Suranjan Publisher: World Bank, Washington, DC (English) Description: This paper explores the impact, success factors and emerging challenges of decentralized natural resource management. These issues are looked at in relation to community-based wildlife management, irrigation management transfer, and community forestry. Link: Imported from id 651264 […]

Steering Community Driven Development? : A Desk Study of NRM Choices

RTI Bibliographic reference Author(s): Ribot, Jesse C.; Mearns, Robin Publisher: World Resources Institute. Institutions and Governance Program, Washington, DC (English) Description: The purpose of this study is to examine the state of practice in World Bank community driven-development (CDD) projects that address natural resource management (NRM) concerns, especially with regard to decision making and the […]

Nature, Wealth, and Power : Emerging Best Practice for Revitalizing Rural Africa

RTI Bibliographic reference Author(s): Anderson, Jon; Shaikh, Asif Publisher: United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Washington, DC (English) Description: This paper discusses natural resource management as a key economic and governance issue for rural Africa. Building on lessons learned from more than 20 years of natural resource

Is Decentralization a Reliable Means of Increasing Equity?

RTI Bibliographic reference Author(s): Poteete, Amy R. Publisher: Indiana University. Digital Library of the Commons (DLC), Bloomington, IN (English) Description: This paper evaluates the effects of decentralization of natural resource management in Africa and Asia on: (1) equity between localities; (2) equity in the rights between community and national decision-makers; (3) political equity within communities; […]

Rights, Resources and Rural Development : Community-Based Natural Resource Management in Southern Africa

RTI Bibliographic reference Author(s): Fabricius, Christo; Koch, Eddie; Magome, Hector; Turner, Stephen Publisher: Earthscan, London Etc. (English) Description: Examines the flaws in community-based natural resource management (CBNRM) and proposes remedies for many locations and circumstances. Shows how CBNRM can be central to sustainable development, the enhancement of livelihoods, and the conservation of biodiversity. Link: […]

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: Imported from id 556649 Rec 98 Lines 2246.

Lands of the Poor : Local Environmental Governance and the Decentralized Management of Natural Resources

RTI Bibliographic reference Author(s): Bonfiglioli, Angelo Publisher: United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF), New York, NY (English) Description: This paper argues that good, local-level mechanisms for environmental governance are likely to lead to productive natural resource management practices that improve the productivity of local rural economies. At the same time they can enhance local responsibility, […]

Mali, Botswana, Namibia, and Malawi : Institutional Aspects of Renewable Natural Resources Governance and Management Through Special Districts : Final Report

RTI Bibliographic reference Author(s): Publisher: United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF), New York, NY (English) Description: This document presents eleven cases studies of formal and non-formal special districts, offering promise as an institutional means to improve the sustainable governance and management of renewable natural resources in Africa. Link: Imported from id 650904 Rec 140 […]

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: […]

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