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dc.contributor.authorMing’ate, F.L.M.
dc.contributor.authorHamish G.R.
dc.contributor.authorAli, M.
dc.date.accessioned2016-04-05T07:50:51Z
dc.date.available2016-04-05T07:50:51Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.identifier.issn0264-8377
dc.identifier.urihttp://ir-library.ku.ac.ke/handle/123456789/14527
dc.descriptiondoi:10.1016/j.landusepol.2014.06.008en_US
dc.description.abstractMany natural resource management researchers have focused either on institutional design and evaluation or on livelihood outcomes per se without explicitly acknowledging and rigorously examining linkages between the two. Thus, a major gap in the current literature on co-management institutional arrangements is the extent to which co-management has strengthened the livelihoods of poor forest-dependent communities. This gap is addressed in this paper by developing and testing an argument that well-designed co-management arrangements have strengthened the livelihood outcomes of poor forest-dependent communities in a Kenyan case study. The hybrid analytical framework developed for this analysis situates Ostrom's (1990) design criteria for co-management institutions in the broader context of the Sustainable Livelihood Framework. It then uses this analytical framework to evaluate the Arabuko-Sokoke Forest Reserve (ASFR) co-management initiative in Kenya, based on a three-step process. First, the paper provides an overview of current institutional arrangements for governance of the ASFR co-management regime. Second, it evaluates the extent to which these governance arrangements can be characterized as devolved collaborative governance, informed by Ostrom's (1990) design principles and; third, it evaluates the extent to which the livelihood outcomes of forest dependent communities that are participants in the co-management project have had their livelihoods strengthened as a result of the ASFR co-management governance arrangements. The paper demonstrates that the institutional arrangements for ASFR co-management are relatively nascent and emerging because the governance arrangements for the ASFR co-management project cannot be characterized as fully devolved de jure collaborative governance. Notwithstanding this, the findings reveal that participant forest-dependent communities in the co-management project had improved livelihoods compared to forest-dependent communities outside the co-management scheme. It is suggested that this is due to the de facto co-management arrangements.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherElsevier B.V.en_US
dc.subjectCo-managementen_US
dc.subjectLivelihoodsen_US
dc.subjectArabuko-Sokoke Foresten_US
dc.subjectForest-dependent communitiesen_US
dc.subjectKenyaen_US
dc.subjectInstitutional designen_US
dc.titlePotential for co-management approaches to strengthen livelihoods of forest dependent communities: A Kenyan caseen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US


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