This project analysed in detail how different local, regional and national actors participate in policy making for selected agrarian and environmental policies, the PRONAF and the Environmental Crimes Law. This paper summarises the findings. It explains the research approach and methods, and then outlines the policies analysed and the research sites. The policy processes are examined in terms of the key actors and stakeholders and their strategies. The evolution of policies is distinguished in relation to the involvement of civil society actors. Implementation is then analysed and attempts made to identify the impacts of different policy measures. Opportunities and constraints to greater participation by civil society in policy processes are explored in the concluding section.
Brown, K. and Muchagata, M. 2002. Policies, institutions and interventions for sustainable land management in Amazonia. Summary of findings. Annex A of the Final Technical Report for project R7870. Norwich: Overseas Development Group, University of East Anglia. 37 pp.