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  1. Library Resource
    Conference Papers & Reports
    January, 2007
    Global

    There is important evidence to suggest that corruption is a key factor contributing to the degradation of renewable natural resources. Forestry officials and law enforcement officers who are in the pockets of corrupt logging firms often turn a blind eye to activities that threaten the sustainable management of a forest’s biodiversity. Similarly, fishery inspectors endanger stocks when they accept bribes to ignore official quotas for trawlers.

  2. Library Resource
    August, 2013
    Yemen

    High and sustained rate of economic
    growth in Yemen is a necesary, though not sufficient,
    condition for reduction of the high incidence of poverty and
    for raising the living standards of Yemeni citizens.
    Evidence in this report suggests that the main obstacle to
    rapid and sustained economic growth is the weak governance
    that characterizes Yemen in addition to the weaknesses in
    domestic security, property rights, and rule of law systems.

  3. Library Resource
    August, 2013
    Yemen

    High and sustained rate of economic
    growth in Yemen is a necesary, though not sufficient,
    condition for reduction of the high incidence of poverty and
    for raising the living standards of Yemeni citizens.
    Evidence in this report suggests that the main obstacle to
    rapid and sustained economic growth is the weak governance
    that characterizes Yemen in addition to the weaknesses in
    domestic security, property rights, and rule of law systems.

  4. Library Resource
    July, 2013
    Philippines

    T his report analyzes natural resource
    management and governance in the Philippines, identifying
    recent trends, current challenges, and future goals. The
    first half of the report summarizes the status of the
    country's natural resources, describes sector policies,
    institutions, and budget mechanisms, and identifies
    impediments to improvements. The second half focuses on
    three crucial issues for natural resource governance:

  5. Library Resource
    June, 2012
    Latin America and the Caribbean

    The provision of public goods and the amelioration of market failure are the classical justifications for government intervention in the economy. In reality, (1) governments intervene in markets that are not affected by failure, and (2) a large share of the government resources is spent in private goods, not in public goods. In contrast to issue 1, issue 2 has received little attention in the literature, in spite of the potentially large efficiency and equity losses arising from misguided allocations of public expenditures.

  6. Library Resource
    March, 2012

    Poor governance is a major impediment to
    achieving development outcomes of the forest sector. It
    results in losses of income, employment, government
    revenues, and local and global environmental services.
    However, at present, no comprehensive guide to reforming
    forest governance has been developed. Although usually it is
    relatively easy to recognize that the forest sector in a
    country is failing to deliver all its potential benefits,

  7. Library Resource
    March, 2013
    Gambia

    The situation in The Gambia is a good
    example of the many challenges small states have to deal
    with. The country is faced with institutional capacity
    constraints and due to a narrow resource base and a small
    domestic market, its production base and exports show little
    diversification. Like other small states, the country tends
    to rely heavily on external trade and foreign investment to
    overcome its scale and resource limitation, increasing its

  8. Library Resource
    August, 2012

    This paper focuses on the experience of
    the national-level adaptation planning efforts and the
    lessons that can be derived for more effective adaptation
    from an examination of local governance of development and
    natural resources. After examining national level adaptation
    plans, particularly the NAPAs (National Adaptation
    Programmes of Action), the paper analyzes the range of
    institutional instruments and relationships visible in

  9. Library Resource
    August, 2012

    More forest area is being designated for
    use by local communities and indigenous peoples. In a
    growing number of countries legislation is being introduced
    to ensure that local partners share in the benefits of
    forest operations and participate as active stakeholders in
    the sustainable use of forest resources. Private sector
    investment in the forest sector is increasing as well. For
    businesses in an expanding range of investment settings,

  10. Library Resource
    March, 2012
    Cambodia

    Cambodia's growth over 1998-2008
    has been remarkable (almost 10 percent per annum for a
    decade). This paper applies a "growth diagnostic"
    approach to understand how this happened and how it can be
    sustained. Past growth has been driven by the coincidence of
    a set of historical and geographic factors (including
    opportunistic policy responses), together with the use of
    natural assets (although in a non sustainable way) and the

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