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Is Community Forest Management Good for the Environment and the Poor? – A Review


  • Priya Shyamsundar


  • Rucha Ghate


Over the last two decades, community-based forest management has graduated from being an experimental strategy to becoming a much more mainstream approach. In developing countries, an estimated 22 percent of forest estate is owned by or reserved for community and indigenous groups. Now a SANDEE review paper looks at the literature to assess whether community-based forest management in countries such as India and Nepal can reduce forest loss and benefit local communities. [Policy Brief no. 54-11]. URL:[].

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  • Priya Shyamsundar & Rucha Ghate, 2012. "Is Community Forest Management Good for the Environment and the Poor? – A Review," Working Papers id:4870, eSocialSciences.
  • Handle: RePEc:ess:wpaper:id:4870
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    1. Shenggen Fan & Ashok Gulati & Sukhadeo Thorat, 2008. "Investment, subsidies, and pro-poor growth in rural India," Agricultural Economics, International Association of Agricultural Economists, vol. 39(2), pages 163-170, September.
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