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000014454 037__ $$a6413
000014454 041__ $$aEnglish
000014454 100__ $$aAli, T.
000014454 100__ $$aShahbaz, B.
000014454 245__ $$aDonor-driven participatory forest management and ?local social realities?: Insights from Pakistan
000014454 260__ $$c2009
000014454 260__ $$bIn: Decentralisation meets local complexity: Local struggles, state decentralisation and access to natural resources in south Asia and Latin America. Perspectives of the Swiss National Centre of Competence in Research (NCCR) North-South, University of Bern, Vol. 4. Bern: Geographica Bernensia, Switzerland: http://nccr-pakistan.org/publications_pdf/Forests/ShahbazAli_ParticipatoryForstManagement.pdf
000014454 490__ $$aBook
000014454 507__ $$aMFOLL
000014454 520__ $$aThe process of institutional changes in the forestry sector of Pakistan was initiated by the Government of Pakistan with support from different donor agencies during the mid-1990s. This paper analyses a participatory forest management initiative in the milieu of local social realities (such as customary forest use, power relations and livelihood concerns) and the actors who are part of these realities. The paper shows that the donor-driven decentralisation of forest management did not consider traditional practices of forest use, nor did it attempt to engage customary institutions and local civil society in the process. Though new institutions (joint forest management and Village Development Committees) have been established for implementation of participatory forest management and land use plans at the village level, the paper shows that responsibility delegated by the state to these institutions concerns protection of the forests rather than management. A mismatch between local livelihood concerns and the institutional change process is also revealed. The paper identifies historically rooted mistrust between local actors and state authorities as one of the key factors hindering the success of the participatory approach, and recommends that the village-level institutions should be accorded both empowerment and incentives to ensure sustainable participatory forest management.
000014454 653__ $$aconflict
000014454 653__ $$aforestry
000014454 653__ $$ainstitutions
000014454 653__ $$anatural resources
000014454 653__ $$aPakistan
000014454 653__ $$aparticipation
000014454 653__ $$asustainable management
000014454 650__ $$aMountain livelihoods
000014454 650__ $$aPoverty and food security
000014454 650__ $$aMountain people/cultures
000014454 650__ $$aNatural resource management
000014454 650__ $$aForests and forestry
000014454 650__ $$aPolicies and governance
000014454 691__ $$aMountain livelihoods
000014454 691__ $$aPoverty and food security
000014454 691__ $$aMountain people/cultures
000014454 691__ $$aNatural resource management
000014454 691__ $$aForests and forestry
000014454 691__ $$aPolicies and governance
000014454 773__ $$p
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