Deforestation, Malaria, and Poverty: A Call for Transdisciplinary Research to Support the Design of Cross-Sectoral Policies

dc.contributor.authorPattanayak, Subhrendu
dc.contributor.authorDickinson, Katharine J.M.
dc.contributor.authorCorey, Catherine
dc.contributor.authorMurray, Brian
dc.contributor.authorSills, Erin
dc.contributor.authorKramer, Randall
dc.date.accessioned2010-12-21T21:21:02Z
dc.date.available2010-12-21T21:21:02Z
dc.date.issued2006en_US
dc.description.abstract"Many of the world’s poorest people live in areas with high malaria rates and suffer the associated physical, economic, and social hardships. These same areas are often undergoing extensive forest conversion and degradation. While causality has generally not been established, the scientific literature makes it abundantly clear that the juxtaposition of deprivation, deforestation, and disease is not pure coincidence. We chart a course for using transdisciplinary research to develop more effective policies to control malaria, protect forests, and alleviate poverty. First describing the malaria problem, including its etiologic roots, and its social toll, the paper then examines some shortcomings of contemporary societal responses. We discuss why understanding the role of deforestation in linking malaria to poverty is important and present the mixed empirical evidence on the malaria-deforestation-poverty link from macro- and micro-economic studies. The paper concludes with a proposal for strategically linking research and policy at the malaria-deforestation-poverty nexus in a comprehensive decision-analysis framework that channels research to the most pressing policy needs, informs policy with the most conclusive research, and ensures stakeholders are effectively informed about their options."en_US
dc.identifier.citationjournalSustainability: Science, Practice and Policyen_US
dc.identifier.citationmonthFallen_US
dc.identifier.citationnumber2en_US
dc.identifier.citationpages45-56en_US
dc.identifier.citationvolume2en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10535/6639
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.subjectdeforestationen_US
dc.subjectmalariaen_US
dc.subjectdeveloping countriesen_US
dc.subjectpoverty alleviationen_US
dc.subjecteconomicsen_US
dc.subjecthealthen_US
dc.subject.sectorForestryen_US
dc.subject.sectorSocial Organizationen_US
dc.titleDeforestation, Malaria, and Poverty: A Call for Transdisciplinary Research to Support the Design of Cross-Sectoral Policiesen_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
dc.type.methodologyCase Studyen_US
dc.type.publishedpublisheden_US
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