The design and evaluation of forest tenure reforms.
A number of developing countries introduced forest tenure reforms which have implications on ecosystem services, livelihoods of forest dependent communities, and new payment mechanisms. However, there have been almost no studies investigating the impact of the reforms. Through documentation of case studies from several countries, this collaborative program aims to reveal empirical evidence which could be used to improve the design and outcomes of forest tenure reforms in developing countries with a particular focus on EfD countries.
Professors Randy Bluffstone of Portland State University and Dr. Elizabeth Robinson of University of Reading lead the team and they involve researchers from EfD China, Ethiopia, Kenya and Tanzania.