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  1. Library Resource
    January, 1997
    Ecuador, Latin America and the Caribbean

    In the literature about macroeconomics and deforestation, it is often supposed that strong foreign exchange outflows (e.g. debt service) increase deforestation, as higher poverty augments frontier migration and natural resources are squeezed to generate export revenues. This paper analyses the opposite phenomenon, i.e. the deforestation impact of substantial foreign exchange inflows, which is analysed in the "Dutch Disease" macroeconomics literature.

  2. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2007
    Bolivia, Indonesia

    Governments in many countries are decentralising to give more control over decision making and budgets to local administrations. One expectation of this change is that local governments will more effectively and efficiently respond to the poorest citizens in their jurisdictions. Decentralisation is especially significant to forest communities, which have historically benefited little from government services and poverty reduction programmes because of their physical isolation and social marginalisation.

  3. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2007
    Brazil, Honduras, Malawi, Mozambique, Indonesia, Uganda, Vietnam

    This paper examines poverty and deforestation in developing countries as linked problems and focuses on policies that can favour poverty alleviation in forested regions. The paper encompasses two elements: analysis of the spatial coincidence between poverty and forests, and proposed policy options for reducing poverty in forested areas.

  4. Library Resource
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    December, 2007
    Brazil, Honduras, Malawi, Mozambique, Indonesia, Uganda, Vietnam

    This paper examines poverty and deforestation in developing countries as linked problems and focuses on policies that can favour poverty alleviation in forested regions. The paper encompasses two elements: analysis of the spatial coincidence between poverty and forests, and proposed policy options for reducing poverty in forested areas.

  5. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2007
    Bolivia, Indonesia

    Governments in many countries are decentralising to give more control over decision making and budgets to local administrations. One expectation of this change is that local governments will more effectively and efficiently respond to the poorest citizens in their jurisdictions. Decentralisation is especially significant to forest communities, which have historically benefited little from government services and poverty reduction programmes because of their physical isolation and social marginalisation.

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