Ribot, J (2017) Choosing Democracy: Natural Resource Management for Environmental Policy Makers, Donors and Practitioners

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.

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