The BAG: basic assessment guide for human well-being

The BAG: basic assessment guide for human well-being

The Basic Assessment Guide for Human Well-Being (or The BAG) focuses on the social criteria and indicators for sustainable forest management, a topic that has been the subject of considerable controversy and uncertainty. It is designed for people interested in assessing sustainable forest management, but who do not have a high degree of expertise in social sciences. The six simple methods described in this manual are designed for use by biophysical scientists with a college education. They can also be used by assessors with higher levels of expertise in social sciences, but they are presented in a ‘cookbook’ format. The Scoring and Analysis Guide, meant to be used with The BAG, provides additional help in making assessments of human well being, including a specific scoring method. It also provides increasingly detailed levels of guidance in analysis.

Authors: Colfer, C.J.P.; et al.

Topic: assessment,social welfare,quality of life,forest management,guidelines,methodology,qualitative techniques,quantitative analysis,data collection

Series: Criteria and Indicators Toolbox Series no. 5

Publisher: CIFOR, Bogor, Indonesia

Publication Year: 1999

DOI: 10.17528/cifor/000765


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