Exploring the policy dimensions of community-based forestry in Indonesia

Lukas R. Wibowo

Research output: ThesisDoctoral Thesis

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The research carried out in Jambi Province. Interview findings suggested that the policy-making process should be reviewed and changes made in the internal bureaucracy, communication approach and public participation as a matter of urgency; the development of a central guideline, which should include socially responsible partnerships with the private sector; and conditional legal (official) recognition is still required for effective customary forestry, with a simplified bureaucratic process also required. The findings relating to implementation also showed that policy communication is not only important during the policy-making process, but should be ongoing when policy is implemented; without any significant changes, the implementation of existing partnership approaches just tend to be a tool for largely improving company's image; there is not a single dominant factor contributing to deforestation in Indonesia; building local democracy is essential in the development of customary forestry and partnership; and optimising policies for CBFM needs to be done in conjunction with critical review of transmigration policies and oil palm development.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • Charles Sturt University
  • Race, Digby, Principal Supervisor
  • Curtis, Allan, Co-Supervisor
Award date01 Dec 2012
Place of PublicationAustralia
Publication statusPublished - 2012


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