Economic aspects of community involvement in sustainable forest management in eastern and southern Africa

Authors: Mogaka, Hezron, Simons, Gacheke, Turpie, Jane, Emerton, L. (Lucy), Karanja, Francis,

Produced by IUCN's Eastern Africa Programme, this publication aims to investigate the extent to which communities have been provided with economic incentives to become involved in sustainable forest management in Eastern and Southern Africa, and how far perverse incentives and disincentives encouraging forest degradation and loss have been overcome. This study concludes that there is an urgent need to provide economic incentives, and it highlights a number of policy recommendations.