How Sustainable are Sustainable Development Programs? The Case of the Sloping Land Conversion Program in China
AbstractThis paper undertakes a direct comprehensive assessment of the long-run sustainability of one the world’s largest sustainable development programs, the Slopping Land Conversion Program (SLCP) in China under different plausible post-SLCP scenarios. The analysis is based on farmer contingent behavior post-program land and labor decisions as well as choice experiment data. Our econometric results highlight the main obstacles to the program’s sustainability, which include specific shortfalls in program implementation as well as certain institutional constraints such as tenure insecurity, poor land renting rights, limited access to credit and limited land management rights.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by University of Cambridge, Department of Land Economics in its series Environmental Economy and Policy Research Working Papers with number 26.2007.
Date of creation: 2007
Date of revision: 2007
sustainable development programs; sustainability; recursive probit; choice modeling; Asia; China;
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- Grosjean, Pauline & Kontoleon, Andreas, 2009. "How Sustainable are Sustainable Development Programs? The Case of the Sloping Land Conversion Program in China," World Development, Elsevier, vol. 37(1), pages 268-285, January.
- Q2 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Renewable Resources and Conservation
- Q4 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Energy
- R4 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Transportation Economics
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- NEP-ALL-2007-05-26 (All new papers)
- NEP-CNA-2007-05-26 (China)
- NEP-DCM-2007-05-26 (Discrete Choice Models)
- NEP-DEV-2007-05-26 (Development)
- NEP-ENV-2007-05-26 (Environmental Economics)
- NEP-PPM-2007-05-26 (Project, Program & Portfolio Management)
- NEP-SEA-2007-05-26 (South East Asia)
- NEP-TRA-2007-05-26 (Transition Economics)
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