New publication: Policy brief by Jesse Ribot

Supporting local democracy in forestry is crucial for enhancing local
people’s wellbeing. Most public decisions in forestry remain centralized.
Forestry authorities on the national level often hire experts who are not
accountable to the to the local people living in and around the forests. Many
decisions related to forests should be transferred to the local level. This policy
brief focuses on how to structure the local democratic representation in
forestry governance.