This is one of 280 summaries describing key outputs from the projects
run by DFID's 10-year Renewable Natural Resources Research Strategy
Summary for Project titles: R6914: The economic analysis of stakeholder
participation in participatory forest management (PFM) and R6914E:
Economic incentives study of participatory forest management (PFM) in
Himachal Pradesh, India.
A new field manual is allowing local or national economists who have not
had in-depth training on natural resources economics to study
participatory forest management (PFM) situations. The aim is to promote
more equitable projects and policies. The book contains six ways of
comparing local stakeholder incentives in forest management with
alternative land or livelihood uses. It also breaks down communities
into wealth- and gender-based sub-groups to assess how much each one is
benefiting. Spanish and Chinese translations have been made. The manual
was necessary because weak local involvement in PFM activities and poor
understanding of the costs and benefits to local people have sometimes
constrained the design of effective project interventions and policies.
Also, there has been a lack of economic analysis of PFM, especially the
incentives for local forest users.
This output only contains a Description. Attached PDF (6 pp.) taken from
FRP15, New technologies, new processes, new policies: tried-and-tested and ready-to-use results from DFID-funded research, Research Into Use Programme, Aylesford, Kent, UK, ISBN 978-0-9552595-6-2, p 96