The economics thematic study aims to investigate the extent to which communities have been provided with economic incentives to become involved in sustainable forest management in Eastern and Southern Africa, and how far perverse incentives and disincentives encouraging forest degradation and loss have been overcome. The study enquires whether forest management regimes in the region have actually provided communities with sufficient economic benefits to make them willing, and able, to conserve and to use sustainably forest resources in the course of their production and consumption activities. To these ends, it asks the questions: Are broader economic conditions in Eastern and Southern Africa supportive of community involvement in sustainable forest management?; and Are economic concerns dealt with adequately in community-based approaches to forest management in Eastern and Southern Africa?
Mogaka, H.; Simons, G.; Turpie, J.; Emerton, E.; Karanja, F. (2001). Economic aspects of community involvement in sustainable forest management in Eastern and Southern Africa. 151pp. IUCN-Eastern Africa regional office. ISBN:2-83170-307-6.