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Decentralization of Pastoral Resources Management and its Effects on Environmental Degradation and Poverty
Experience from Northern Kenya

DECENTRALIZATION AND THE SOCIAL ECONOMICS OF DEVELOPMENT: LESSONS FROM KENYA, Christopher B. Barrett, Andrew G. Mude, John M. Omiti, eds., CAB International, Forthcoming

24 Pages Posted: 26 Jun 2008  

Kioko Munyao

Christopher B. Barrett

Cornell University - Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics & Management

Abstract

This chapter explores these issues in the Hurri Hills area of Marsabit District, where externally imposed changes in governance have combined with a World Bank Global Environmental Facility (GEF) project to alter local patterns of natural resource management. In particular, in the process of decentralization, recent migrants who have settled permanently in the area have acquired significant government-sanctioned power, while traditional but transient resource users, such as transhumant pastoralists, have seen their influence over natural resource use governance wane.

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Munyao, Kioko and Barrett, Christopher B., Decentralization of Pastoral Resources Management and its Effects on Environmental Degradation and Poverty Experience from Northern Kenya. DECENTRALIZATION AND THE SOCIAL ECONOMICS OF DEVELOPMENT: LESSONS FROM KENYA, Christopher B. Barrett, Andrew G. Mude, John M. Omiti, eds., CAB International, Forthcoming. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1142516

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