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Policy Implications of Common Property Resource Knowledge in India, Zimbabwe and Tanzania

Policy Implications of Common Property Resource Knowledge in India, Zimbabwe and Tanzania

This project was funded by the Department for International Development (DFID), under its Natural Resources Systems Programme (NRSP), in the Semi-Arid Production Systems (SAPS) category. The project is multinational, involving research teams from the UK, India, Tanzania and Zimbabwe

Common pool resources in the semi-arid regions of Africa and India are widely seen as critical to poverty alleviation. They are also subject to multiple, often competing, claims from resource users. These range from local, on-site uses for consumption and production, to the interests of international stakeholders (including donors) over issues such as habitat preservation for wildlife.

The project will establish a common framework for the analysis of Common Property Regimes. It will address, in particular, issues of exclusion and exploitation, and focus on multiple-use CPRs under competitive consumptive pressures from local, regional, national and international stakeholders. This will allow resource managers to make informed decisions that meet the objective of providing sustained livelihood opportunities for the very poor.

You can read more about the aims and objectives of the project, see the programme of the project, view the list of members of the project team and find out about outputs produced by the project.