This qualitative study examines legislators' perceptions on PFM-related issues as well as their participation in the process of policy formulation and policy implementation in Madhya Pradesh. This study is primarily based on open-ended interviews and response to a set of 48 statements concerning issues related to PFM. The purposive sampling was confined to low and high forest cover districts having less than 14% and more than 31% forest cover respectively, and around 10 percent MLAs were chosen from such districts providing a total sample of 15 MLAs from 14 districts.
Singh, R.K. and Sinha, V.K. 2005. Legislators’ perceptions about participatory forest management and their role: A case study of Madhya Pradesh legislative assembly. Annex B6 of the Final Technical report of project R8280. Bhopal: Indian Institute of Forest Management. 54 pp.