Slunge, Daniel, Anders Ekbom, Paul Guthiga and Wilfred Nyangena. Bluffstone, Randall and Elizabeth J Z Robinson eds. 2014. “Strategic Environmental and Social Assessment of REDD+ Improve Forest Governance” Forest Tenure Reform in Asia and Africa: Local Control for Improved Livelihoods and Forest Management.
Forest tenure reforms are occurring in many developing countries around the world. These reforms typically include devolution of forest lands to local people and communities, which has attracted a great deal of attention and interest. While the nature and level of devolution vary by country, all have potentially important implications for resource allocation, local ecosystem services, livelihoods and climate change.