Planning community forest management to benefit the poor. Validated RNRRS Output.

Abstract

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 title: R7975: Social structure, livelihoods and the management of CPRs in Nepal.

Much-needed options for ensuring pro-poor benefits of community forest use have been identified for Nepal's lowland Tarai region. These options are already being used in Government policy debates and donor-funded development projects. They focus on empowering the poor, and on democratic and transparent decision-making, monitoring and fund management. To avoid benefits going mainly to the wealthier, extension support should focus on getting women, and tribal and poor people to participate more actively and making them aware of their legal rights. Public audits and pro-poor cash dividends would also help money reach the poor. A benefit modelling system—to show who gives and gets what, and who could potentially give and get what, based on wealth-rankings and needs, will be a useful tool.

The CD has the following information for this output: Description, Validation, Current Situation, Current Promotion, Impacts On Poverty, Environmental Impact. Attached PDF (11 pp.) taken from the CD.

Citation

NRSP34, 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 120.

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