About the Author
Carol J. Pierce Colfer is a Principal Scientist at the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR).
Doris Capistrano is a Program Director and resource economist at CIFOR.
Table of Contents
PART I THEMES IN DECENTRALIZATION * Forest Governance in Federal Systems: An Overview of Experiences and Implications for Decentralization * Democratic Decentralization in the Forestry Sector: Lessons Learned from Africa, Asia and Latin America * Paths and Pitfalls of Decentralization for Sustainable Forest Management: Experiences of the Asia Pacific Region * Choosing Representation: Institutions and Powers for Decentralized Natural Resources Management * The Experience of the Food and Agriculture Organization with Decentralization in the Forest Sector * Implications for Biodiversity Conservation of Decentralized Forest Resources Management * PART II COUNTRY CASES * Decentralization of the Forestry Sector: Indonesia's Experience * Forests and Decentralization in Switzerland: A Sampling * Decentralization of Forest Management in Bolivia: Who Benefits and Why? * Decentralization and Forest Management in Uganda * Decentralization of Federal Forestry Systems in Ghana * The Push-Me, Pull-You of Forest Devolution in Scotland * Main Features of Russia's Forest Management System * Forest Resources Decision-Making in the US * PART III COMMUNITY VOICES * Decentralized Natural Resources Management in the Chiredzi District of Zimbabwe: Voices from the Ground * Decentralizing Protected Area Management at Mount Kitanglad * State, Forest and Community: Decentralization of Forest Administration in Guatemala * Decentralization: Issues, Lessons and Reflections *