Lessons learned: managing shared resources. Validated RNRRS Output.


This is one of 280 summaries describing key outputs from the projects run by DFID's 10-year Renewable Natural Resources Research Strategy (RNRRS) programmes.

Summary for Project titles: R7973: Policy implications of Common Pool Resources (CPR) knowledge in India, Zimbabwe and Tanzania and R8280: Understanding stakeholder perceptions in participatory forest management in India.

In India, Tanzania and Zimbabwe, participatory forest management projects have conducted studies to help us better understand how and in what way the poor depend on shared resources. The results of this research can be used to improve policy and prevent future conflicts arising over shared resources. The projects involved produced a range of useful outputs. Examples include conflict management strategies that were developed in partnership with local target institutions and an analytical framework to help decision makers recognise and understand the implications of possible policy options. The outputs produced by these projects are now being used by a range of in-country partners.

The CD has the following information for this output: Description, Validation, Current Situation, Current Promotion, Impacts On Poverty, Environmental Impact. Attached PDF (13 pp.) taken from the CD.


NRSP24, 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 117.

Published 1 January 2007