The quality of governance is known to have effects on deforestation, together with other social and economic factors. However, assessing the impact of governance quality is a challenging task due to the complex and diverse mechanisms of deforestation as well as limited data availability. In this paper, interrelations between governance quality and deforestation rates are analysed on a global scale, using national data on governance quality and deforestation. Results indicate an increase in governance quality tends to be associated with a decrease in deforesttion rates (i.e., a lower level of deforestation). The paper then discusses the limitations of the quantitative assessment, including data issues.
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||Governance; Quality of governance; Deforestation; Impact assessment; REDD+|
|Research Programs:||Forestry (FOR)|
|Bibliographic Reference:||Environmental Science and Policy; 13(8):695-701 (December 2010) (Published online 3 August 2010)|
|Depositing User:||IIASA Import|
|Date Deposited:||15 Jan 2016 08:43|
|Last Modified:||22 Aug 2016 14:42|
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