Forests and poverty - case studies

Poverty Reduction Strategy Synthesis, 2004 (web link)
The PRSP Monitoring and Synthesis Project collates information on the PRSP process from a variety of sources and provide updates, topic notes, and in-depth analysis on key issues around PRSPs
Case study of the PRSP Monitoring and Synthesis Project
Case study of the PRSP Monitoring and Synthesis Project
Case study of the PRSP Monitoring and Synthesis Project
Case study of the PRSP Monitoring and Synthesis Project
This paper examines the particular challenges and opportunities confronting countries that are formulating and implementing their ‘second generation’ PRS.
Update on DFID's progress in implementing Sustainable Livelihoods (SL) approaches to poverty eradication.

2001, Farming Systems and Poverty, John Dixon, Aidan Gulliver, David Gibbon, Principal Editor: Malcolm Hall
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This book looks in detail at some 20 farming systems - including tree crop systems - that are judged to have the greatest potential for poverty and hunger reduction and economic growth in the next few decades.
2001, Systèmes de production agricole et pauvreté, John Dixon, Aidan Gulliver, David Gibbon, Principal Editor: Malcolm Hall
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Cet ouvrage étudie de façon circonstanciée quelque 20 systèmes de production agricole censés présenter les meilleures potentialités pour la réduction de la pauvreté et de la famine, et pour l'accélération de la croissance économique au cours des prochaines décennies.

This series of learning notes looks at the linked sub-processes that have driven a set of policy and institutional changes in the forest sector in Uganda between 1999 and 2004.
Summary of a livelihoods study to underpin new structures and processes for effective community-based planning and responsive service delivery for the improvement of rural livelihoods through forestry development opportunities.
Livelihoods Connect: lessons and experiences from DFID, updated regularly (web link)
Case Studies and project summaries which provide lessons and experience from the use of sustainable livelihoods approaches.
Livelihoods and Forestry Programme, Nepal, 2001-2011 (web link)
The articles of this programme give a complete picture of an approach and could be very useful to groups starting with community forestry initiatives.
Institutional Support for Sustainable Rural Livelihoods in Southern Africa, 1998-2000 (web link)
Useful illustration of a range of governance issues and practical responses.

Making Environmental Services Work for the Poor, updated regularly (web link)
Environmental Economics Project Summary: Capacity Building and Networking
Environmental Economics Project Summary: Equitable Auctions for Wildlife Conservation
Very useful site with project summaries to track markets for environmental services and revenue generation from responsible wildlife use.

Esta obra nos brinda información presenta instrumentos conceptuales, técnicos y prácticos para el uso sostenible de la biodiversidad mesoamericana, incluyendo ejemplos de experiencias de manejo en todos los países de la región.
Forest Conservation Programme: Poverty and Conservation, 2002-2004 (weblink)
Field experiences demonstrating linkages between biodiversity conservation and poverty alleviation.

Project summary.
This report examines the Sustainable Livelihoods (SL) framework, which has gained increasing currency and acceptance in development policy and practice over the last few years.
Forests, Markets and the Poor, updated regularly (web link)
Some specific studies looking at opportunities for forests and forest product marketing to contribute to poverty reduction.

Using purpose-collected survey data from 535 households in 60 different villages of the Jhabua district of India, this paper investigates the extent to which rural households depend on common-pool natural resources for their daily livelihood.

Ce document examine quatre grandes questions ayant trait à l’avenir de la décentralisation dans des contextes nationaux divers et qui se posent aux gouvernements.
Ce document donne des clefs pour améliorer la gouvernance. Il s'agit de promouvoir la responsabilité au moyen d’élections, d'améliorer la justification de l’emploi des fonds, d'étendre l’accès à l’information et à la communication et de rendre la décentralisation bénéfique pour les pauvres.

Lessons learned from Mexico and Bolivia and policy implications for decision-makers.
Conclusiones del estudio de México y Bolivia e implicancias políticas para los tomadores de decisión.

Post-graduate research report. Overall goal of the study was to design a Livelihoods Monitoring Tool useful for monitoring the impact of Joint Forest Management on rural livelihoods in Rajasthan.

Sustaining Participation in Poverty Reduction Strategies, 2005 (web link)
The Poverty Reduction Group, the World Bank Institute and the Social Development Department brought together representatives of civil society, government, media, the World Bank, and various non-governmental organizations on May 2, 2005, in Accra, Ghana, to discuss sustaining participation in poverty reduction strategies (PRS). Presentations and video footage of the event.
2000, La Voz de los Pobres - ¿Hay alguien que nos escuche?, Deepa Narayan (web link)
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La serie se basa en un esfuerzo sin precedentes por recopilar las opiniones, experiencias y aspiraciones de más de 60.000 hombres y mujeres pobres de 60 países.
First book in a series of three gathers the voices of over 40,000 poor women and men in 50 countries from the WB's participatory poverty assessments.
This second book draws material from a new 23 country comparative study.
This third and final book offers regional patterns and country case studies.
last updated:  Wednesday, July 18, 2007