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Effects of Decentralized Forest Management (DFM) on Deforestation and Poverty in Low and Middle Income Countries: A Systematic Review

Creator:

Samii C. et al

Subject Keywords: Forest, Forestry, Developing country, Conservation
Catalogue: Systematic Reviews
Campbell Reviews
Type: Article
Region: International (other)
Description:

The authors conducted a systematic review of studies on the impact of decentralized forest management (DFM) on deforestation and poverty in developing countries. The review is motivated by debates over whether the pursuits of conservation and poverty reduction in developing countries tend to conflict or whether they might be complementary. A search for rigorous evaluation studies identified eleven quantitative and nine associated qualitative evaluation studies on DFM. The methodological rigor of these studies varied widely, meaning that the evidence base for the impact of DFM policies is limited in both quantity and quality. Given the evidence available, the authors found little reason for optimism about the potential for current DFM approaches to achieve both conservation and poverty reduction benefits jointly. They call for the production of much better impact studies, employing randomized field experiments when possible, to assess whether the apparent incompatibility of conservation and poverty reduction might be overcome through programming innovations.

Date:

19/12/2014

Rights: © The authors
Suggested citation:

Samii C. et al. (2014) Effects of Decentralized Forest Management (DFM) on Deforestation and Poverty in Low and Middle Income Countries: A Systematic Review [Online]. Available from: http://www.thehealthwell.info/node/1084175 [Accessed: 22nd September 2017].

  

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