Transparency in Nepal’s Forest Sector: A Baseline Assessment of Legal Indicators, Provisions, and Practices
This report assesses the current level of transparency in Nepal’s Forest Sector. It serves as a baseline against which future assessments of forest sector transparency can be measured. The report uses a system of indicators (a series of questions) included in a forest sector transparency report card originally developed by Global Witness.
The study entitled “Assessing Governance in Community Forest User groups: A Case Study from Makwanpur district, Nepal”, was carried out as a partial fulfillment of Bsc forestry degree. The main purpose of the study was to assess and compare the governance of male and female headed Community Forest User Group (CFUG, hereafter).
Nepal is a world leader in the field of Community Forestry. Despite of its success, it has faced several second-generation issues among them; good governance is one of the burning issues.