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Land Tenure, Institutional Diversity, and Forest Resource Sustainability in the Sumaco Biosphere Reserve, Ecuador: An Institutional Analysis of the Socio Bosque Program

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Type: Conference Paper
Author: Konrad, Claudia
Conference: Colloquium at the Ostrom Workshop in Political Theory and Policy Analysis
Location: Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
Conf. Date: April
Date: 2013
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/10535/9003
Sector: Forestry
Region: South America
Subject(s): land tenure and use
Abstract: "Ecuador is one of the pilot countries of the UN REDD program, and is currently developing a national framework to regulate REDD+ activities. The Socio Bosque program is an important component of the national framework, and an incentive-based policy promoting direct payments to landowners for areas under conservation. In this paper, I will outline a research design to answer the following question: Does the Socio Bosque program affect local land tenure agreements and related institutions of common-pool resource management? In short, I propose to examine how the outcomes of the program are shaped by the national strategy design, approaches of implementation at the regional and local scale, and resulting interactions between the variables of the social-ecological systems (SES). The empirical case study refers to the Sumaco Biosphere Reserve in the Northern Amazon region of Ecuador. Data collection and analysis are informed by the Social-Ecological System (SES) framework. To evaluate outcomes of the program, I propose to a) compare data sets of two time periods, before and in the course of participation in the program; b) apply a set of mixed methods focusing on the interface between in-depth ethnographic research and standardized approaches of social network analysis. Thereby, I aim to provide insight into the characteristics of the SES, underlying understandings, dynamics over time, and to contribute to the comparability of results."

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