Neoliberal forest reform in Mali: Adverse effects of a world bank "Success"

Gautier Denis, Benjaminsen Tor A., Gazull Laurent, Antona Martine. 2013. Neoliberal forest reform in Mali: Adverse effects of a world bank "Success". Society and Natural Resources, 26 (6) : pp. 702-716.

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Quartile : Q2, Sujet : SOCIOLOGY / Quartile : Q2, Sujet : PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT / Quartile : Q3, Sujet : ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES

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Abstract : The forest reform in Mali that was mainly supported by the World Bank and implemented from 1996 followed a neoliberal format by establishing fuelwood markets in the peripheries of urban areas and enclosing the rights to harvest and to sell wood. These measures were seen as necessary to fight an alleged fuelwood crisis. The reform is considered by the World Bank to be a success. We argue, however, that it also had some adverse effects that were produced by the conflicting agendas of the World Bank and the Malian forest administration. This forest reform demonstrates the mode of operation as well as the limitations and unexpected outcomes of green neoliberalism. These conflicting agendas contributed to increased confusion about forest rights and to reduced state forest revenues, and facilitated elite capture. (Résumé d'auteur)

Mots-clés Agrovoc : bois de chauffage, Politique forestière, Marché, Gestion des ressources, Ressource forestière, Zone urbaine, Administration, Banque mondiale

Mots-clés géographiques Agrovoc : Mali

Mots-clés complémentaires : Libéralisation

Classification Agris : K10 - Forestry production
P05 - Energy resources and management
P01 - Nature conservation and land resources

Champ stratégique Cirad : Axe 2 (2005-2013) - Biomasse énergie et sociétés du sud

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