University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK
Tan Quang Nguyen
Van Quan, Van Mo, Ha Dong, Ha Tay, Viet Nam
Accepted 27 November 2006. Available online 14 September 2007.
This paper examines the effects of forest devolution on the livelihoods of the rural poor. The paper analyzes changes in forest endowments and entitlements among households brought about by “forestland allocation” in two villages of Vietnam’s Central Highlands. Its results indicate that not only the nature of devolved rights but also broader political and economic processes influence the extent and distribution of benefits. Even where devolution generates benefits to local people in poor areas, local power relations and the institutions regulating access to productive resources may constrain the ability of the “poorest of the poor” to take advantage of devolution.
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