EfD in Tanzania
The EfD in Tanzania, through the promotion of policy relevant and academically rigorous research, provides economic analysis that supports national environmental management and policy to reduce poverty and promote sustainable national welfare.
Most recent publications
- tanzania | Forestry To Bribe or Not to Bribe: Incentives to Protect Tanzania´s Forest In forests managed by participatory management in Tanzania, “volunteer” patrollers often enforce access restrictions, receiving a share of collected fine revenue as incentive. The authors explore how shared revenue and alternative sources of forest products for villagers determine the patrollers’ enforcement effort and decision to take bribes rather than report violators. Robinson, Elizabeth J. Z. and Razack B. Lokina (2009), "To Bribe or Not to Bribe: Incentives to Ptotect Tanzania´s Forests", EfD Discussion Paper 09-17, Environment for Development Initiative and resources for the Future, Washington DC, September 2009.
- tanzania | Forestry Changing Access to Forest Resources in Tanzania This is an empirical exploration of villagers’ dependence on non-timber forest products in the Morogoro region in Tanzania, the decision rules used concerning where and how much they collect, how collection changes with forest degradation, and the implications of more restrictive access from participatory forest management. Villagers’ responses to increased degradation vary by forest product; some collection tends to be displaced to other forests, less of the resources are collected, and collection times increase considerably. Robinzon, Elizabeth J. Z. and George C. Kajembe (2009), "Changing Access to Forest Resources in Tanzania", EfD Discussion Paper 09-10, Environment for Development Initiative and Resources for the Future, Washington DC, April 2009.
- tanzania | Forestry Optimal Enforcement and Practical Issues of Resource Protection in Developing Countries This paper relates principle findings in the optimal economic enforcement literature to practical issues of enforcing and managing forest and wildlife access restrictions in developing countries. Elizabeth J. Z. Robinson, Ajay Kumar Mahaputra, and Heidi J. Albers, 2009, "Optimal Enforcement and Practical Issues of Resource Protection in Developing Countries", EfD Discussion Paper 09-08, a joint publication of Environment for the Development Initiative and Resources for the Future (www.rff.org), Washington DC. Mars 2009.