This paper reports on research in the Brong Ahafo region of Ghana concerning the implications of democratic decentralisation on management of the natural environment, particularly forest resources. It argues that, despite nominal decentralisation, environmental policy remains largely unresponsive to rural interests. The paper considers the types of interventions which could enhance the flow of information between rural dwellers and policy makers, so as to strengthen local-level influence.
Amanor, K. and Brown, D. 2003. Making environmental management more responsive to local needs: Decentralisation and evidence-based environmental policy in Ghana. ODI Forestry Briefing Papers No 3. London: Overseas Development Institute. 4 pp.