This paper draws together evidence from a number of studies on the impacts of natural resource devolution policies in several Asian and southern African countries from the perspective of local people. Devolution outcomes are assessed in terms of who has greater benefits and decision-making authority. Factors that have influenced the devolution process are also examined.
Topic: natural resources,resource management,resource utilization,decision making,local population,community involvement,government policy,traditional society,non-governmental organizations
Geographic: Asia,Southern Africa
Publication Year: 2002
Source: Natural Resources Perspectives (ODI) (76): 1-6 online URL: http://www.odi.org.uk/nrp/76.pdf