Institutional Arrangements for Rural Poverty Reduction and Resource Conservation

Posted: 24 May 2011

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Christopher B. Barrett

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

David R. Lee

Applied Economics & Management, Cornell University

John G. McPeak

Syracuse University - Department of Economics

Date Written: July 16, 2004

Abstract

This paper introduces a special issue featuring a set of papers on institutional arrangements for reconciling rural poverty reduction with renewable natural resources conservation in the low-income tropics. Collectively, these papers make four core points. First, synergies do not naturally emerge just because rural poverty reduction and renewable natural resources conservation are each appealing goals with common drivers and some intrinsic interlinkage. Second, it matters less which rules a community or country adopts than how well they monitor and enforce the rules they set. Third, flexibility and adaptability in design are critical to establishing cooperative partnerships that can advance both conservation and development goals. Fourth, multiscalar approaches are commonly desirable.

Keywords: sustainability, environment, community-based natural resources management, multiscalar approaches

Suggested Citation

Barrett, Christopher B. and Lee, David R. and McPeak, John G., Institutional Arrangements for Rural Poverty Reduction and Resource Conservation (July 16, 2004). World Development, Vol. 33, No. 2, 2005, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1846871

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John G. McPeak

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