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Title: Effectiveness of decentralisation reforms in the Philippines's forestry sector
Authors: Balooni, Kulbhushan
Pulhin, Juan M.
Inoue, Makoto
Keywords: Community-based forest management
Decentralised forest management
Local Government Units
Local livelihoods
People's Organizations
The Philippines
Issue Date: 2008
Publisher: Elsevier: Geoforum
Abstract: Decentralised reforms and political conditions in the Philippines present an ideal environment for forest management by recognising the land entitlements of upland and indigenous communities and promoting the involvement of local government units. By assessing whether current conditions-policies, institutions, and programmes - are conductive to effective decentralisation, this study examines the present state of decentralisation in the forestry sector of the Philippines. By analysing case studies conducted in Nueva Vizcaya Province, it also attempts to answer a broader question: when is decentralisation a success and when is it a failure? A number of uncertainities are revealed, along with various issues that hamper decentralisation and that are interrelated and reinforce one another in much the same way as they have done over the past decade. The study highlights the need for caution when increasing the involvement of government at different levels as it affects the pace of decentrali...
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2259/607
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