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Type of Document Master's Thesis
Author Dangi, Resham B.
Author's Email Address rdangi@vt.edu
URN etd-04182000-14060016
Title The Efficiency of Community Forests: Successful and Unsuccessful Examples From Nepal
Degree Master of Science
Department Forestry
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Amacher, Gregory S. Committee Chair
Hyde, William F. Committee Member
Sullivan, Jay Committee Member
Keywords
  • Open access
  • Common Property
  • Property rights
  • Policy Instruments
Date of Defense 2000-04-04
Availability unrestricted
Abstract
This study suggests that transfer of State forests to the local communities is the least cost policy option to improve prevailing deforestation problem in Nepal. However, there are few problems at operational, institutional, and policy levels, which are restricting community forest (CF) transformation. The critical review of seven representative case studies and modern forest policy of Nepal identifies following important issues in CF transformation in Nepal. They are low marginal flexibility, incomplete and uncertain property rights transfer, equity problem, specific demand adjustment problem, and inconsistent forest policy. This work recommends for amendment of modern CF policy guidelines to reduce CF transformation costs, increase present value of future returns, and reduce present value of enforcement costs. These amendments will be effective to improve prevailing CF work situation in Nepal.

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