Counts Most? Assessing Human Well-Being in Sustainable Forest Management
C.P.J., Prabhu, R., GŁnter, M., McDougall, C., Porro, N.M. and Porro, R.
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Counts Most? Assessing Human Well-Being in Sustainable Forest Management presents
a tool, the Who Counts Matrix, for differentiating forest actors, or people
whose well-being and forest management are intimately intertwined, from other
stakeholders. The authors argue for focusing formal attention on forest actors
in efforts to develop sustainable forest management. They suggest seven dimensions
by which forest actors can be differentiated from other stakeholders, and a simple
scoring technique for use by formal managers in determining whose well-being must
form an integral part of sustainable forest management in a given locale. Building
on the work carried out by the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR)
on criteria and indicators, they present three illustrative sets of stakeholders,
from Indonesia, CŰte dIvoire and the United States, and Who Counts Matrices from
seven trials, in an appendix.