Forests in Fragile and Conflict-Affected States Harwell, Emily 2012-06-26T15:38:27Z 2012-06-26T15:38:27Z 2011
dc.description.abstract Recognizes in failed states or states at risk of becoming failed states the linkages between forests, armed conflict, poverty, and various aspects of state fragility. Forests are valuable for local subsistence livelihoods, timber, and other commercially valuable forest products, as well as ecosystem services including forest carbon and biodiversity. This makes the linkage between forests and fragile states significant to local poverty reduction, national and global trade, and global public goods. Certain aspects of timber offset this propensity toward violence: (1) because timber has a low value to weight ratio and is difficult to smuggle due to size, it does not contribute to prolonging violence for its economic worth; (2) timber does not experience price volatility like precious minerals; and (3) end users of timber look at its sourcing and want certification of legality. Long-term commitment to protect and replant forests is important in post-conflict periods during which time government and donors can isolate spoilers and work for change through interagency and public participation. en
dc.language English
dc.publisher Washington, DC: World Bank
dc.rights CC BY 3.0 IGO
dc.rights.holder World Bank
dc.subject World Development Report 2011
dc.title Forests in Fragile and Conflict-Affected States en
dspace.entity.type Publication
okr.crosscuttingsolutionarea Fragility, Conflict, and Violence
okr.globalpractice Environment and Natural Resources
okr.language.supported en
okr.region.administrative Africa
okr.region.administrative Latin America & Caribbean
okr.topic Conflict and Development
okr.topic Environment
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