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The Bag (Basic Assessment Guide for Human Well-Being) [in relation to sustainable timber operations]Center for International Forestry Research, 1998Manual on particiaptory assessment of sustainable timber operationsFocuses on certain critical social issues, and assumes that ecological and conventional forestry issues will also be addressed in any assessment of sustainability in a given forest.Document
The group enterprise book: A practical guide for Group Promoters to assist groups in setting up and running successful small enterprisesPeople's Participation, FAO SD Dimensions, 1998Book shows in simple illustrated steps how small enterprises can be developed and run by small groups in rural communities using a participative approach. It is intended for use by Group Promoters (or GPs), extension workers and other rural development staff to help existing groups to set up and run their enterprisesAvailable in English, French or SpanishDocumentMellemfolkeligt Samvirke, 1999Danish INGO looks at arguments for supporting NGO and civil society groups. Reflects critically on the strengths as well as the weaknesses and challenges confronting civil society in the South in particular, based on the experiences of MS in its programme countries in Africa, Asia and Central America.DocumentWorld Commission on Dams, 2000Reviews recent practices relating to displacement, resettlement, rehabilitation and development of people negatively affected by the construction of dams, in order to locate the global experiences in dam induced displacement and understand the socio-political context of displacement and resettlement.DocumentDepartment for International Development, UK, 1995Recommendations on methods for encouraging participation in development projectsPart One provides definitions and describes the extent to which we can at the moment answer the questions of why, when and how to encourage stakeholder participation. It explains why participatory approaches are important for a sustainable and effective aid programme.DocumentWorld Bank, 2000The objectives of the current review are:to inform EA practitioners, task team leaders (TTLs), executing agencies and other project stakeholders about the costs and benefits of effective treatment of biodiversity in project design, acceptance and long-term sustainabilityto outline pragmatic and cost-effective approaches and methods to achieve effective treatment of biodiversity inDocumentForest Resources Assessment and National Forestry Action Plans (NFAP), FAO, 1997Aims to present a concrete and systematic mechanism through which gender considerations can be taken fully into account during the planning, implementation and review of national forest programmes. It highlights the importance of taking the female dimension into account in such programmes in order to strengthen the success of forest planning and development activities.Document
Exploring understandings of institutions and uncertainty: new directions in natural resource managementInstitute of Development Studies UK, 1999The paper examines the nexus between institutions and uncertainty in natural resources management contexts.It argues that conventional understandings of institutions fail to focus on how they deal with the ever-increasing forms of uncertainty impinging on rural livelihoods.DocumentNatural Resource Perspectives, ODI, 1998India is remarkable not only in the scale of its wastelands, and in the volume of government funds committed to reversing degradation, but especially in the attempt to link environmental improvement and poverty reduction.DocumentEthical Trade and Natural Resources Programme, NRI, 1998Explores the actual and potential contribution ethical trade can make to the achievement of sustainable rural livelihoods. Summary report includes a description of ethical trade (Section 2), followed by an analysis of the building blocks and trade-offs that affect participation in ethical trade (Section 3).