Sharing power: a global guide to the collaborative management of natural resources

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This book is designed to support professionals and others attempting to understand collaborative management regimes and strives to support them in developing their practice. This book is a stepping stone in the evolving understanding and lessons learned, and aims to synthesise key collaborative management features, important steps in developing those and lessons learned regarding management institutions and the evolution of a favourable policy context. The book aims to promote action, and offers a practical menu of examples, tools and checklists. The book is structured into four main areas: 1) towards a contextual framework, which includes chapters about managing natural resources, actors and entitlements in natural resource management, and co-management of natural resources; 2) towards effective processes, which includes chapters about partnerships, the natural resource management unit and negotiating the co-management agreement and organisation; 3) towards effective institutions, including chapters on co-management agreements, organisations and institutional learning processes; and 4) towards enabling policies, including chapters on natural resource policy and instruments, and empowering civil society for policy change. The book concludes with the authors' comments and accounts of their own field experience.

456 p.
International Institute for Environment and Development, 3 Endsleigh Street, London WC1H 0DD, UK
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International Institute for Environment and Development