Trends in Migration, Urbanization and Remittances and their Effects on Tropical Forests and Forest-Dependent Communities (CIFOR)

Collaborating Partner: Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR)

Duration: December 2013 to July 2014

The research examined the nexus between transnational migratory flows, gender equity and the governance of forests through case studies from Nepal. Despite the importance of migration for rural livelihoods and the country’s GDP, community forestry policies are still underpinned by the notion that rural households are socially and physically bounded. The research examined the ways in which migration influences who govern forests, how forests are governed, and what implications these have on gender equity and sustainability of forests.

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