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On the theory of decentralization, forests and livelihoods

Tacconi, Luca; Siagian, Yulia; Syam, Ronny


The current theory and narrative states that democratic decentralization of forest management leads to sustainable forest management and improved livelihoods. Three assumptions underlie this theory and narrative: i) democratic decentralization is a means of institutionalizing and scaling up community-based natural resource management; ii) rural people benefit from the forest and will conserve it; iii) the success of decentralization can be measured by lack (or lower rates) of deforestation. The...[Show more]

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Date published: 2006
Type: Working/Technical Paper


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