Identifying and Working with Beneficiaries When Rights Are Unclear : Insights for REDD+ Initiatives

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https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/2116
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Energy-Environment Review
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Bruce, John
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Nielsen, Robin
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2013-03-11T15:40:05Z
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2013-03-11T15:40:05Z
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2012-02
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2017-12-13T12:16:43Z
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Expert statements indicate that annually approximately 20 billion dollars will be needed to prevent 90 percent deforestation in tropical countries. Development practitioners are eager to see the benefits from REDD plus initiatives shared with local partners. Equally important to understanding how local partners might benefit are questions such as, who should derive benefits from REDD plus initiatives, and how to ensure these initiatives reach the affected households, individuals, communities, companies, and government units. Getting benefit-sharing rights is fundamental, as it will determine how REDD plus initiatives serve a broader development agenda and prevent them from centralizing decision making and enabling elite capture. This paper examines how to address this challenge by adopting a legal pluralism framework and discussing the potential role of legal instruments such as contracts. While the analysis focuses largely on REDD plus activities that involve land, forests, and carbon sequestration, many of the principles suggested are applicable in a broad sense to REDD plus projects dealing with energy and other matters. This paper explores the substantive legal issues and procedural options for identifying beneficiaries in such contexts and ways of working with them despite the legal uncertainty. It gives considerable attention to process, an approach reflecting the diversity of the situations on the ground. To explore these issues, the paper draws upon several relevant bodies of learning on forestry projects and programs, including the literatures on land, tree and forest tenure, legal pluralism, forest project design and implementation, the protection of indigenous peoples, and resettlement issues associated with development projects. The paper also explores how contracts or agreements could be used to work with the beneficiaries and clearly capture the different parties' rights and responsibilities. It examines experiences discussed in the literature, and reviews three good practice projects. Lessons are drawn from both those projects and earlier relevant experiences.
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http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/2012/02/16561275/identifying-working-beneficiaries-rights-unclear
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http://hdl.handle.net/10986/12621
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English
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en_US
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Program on Forests (PROFOR), Washington, DC
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CC BY 3.0 IGO
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World Bank
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http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/igo/
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ACTIONS
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AGRICULTURE
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APPLICABLE LAW
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AUTHORITY
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BENEFIT STREAMS
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BIODIVERSITY
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CARBON
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CARBON CREDITS
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CARBON MARKET
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CARBON SEQUESTRATION
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CARBON SINKS
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CARBON STORAGE
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CITIZENSHIP
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CIVIL LAW
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CIVIL SOCIETY
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CLEAN DEVELOPMENT MECHANISM
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CLIMATE
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CLIMATE CHANGE
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COLLECTIVE ACTION
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COMMON LAW
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COMMON PROPERTY
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COMMON PROPERTY RESOURCES
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COMMUNITY FOREST
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COMPENSATION
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COMPENSATIONS
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CONDITIONALITY
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CONSERVATION SOCIETY
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CORRUPTION
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COURT
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COURTS
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CUSTOMARY LAW
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CUSTOMARY PRACTICES
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DECISION MAKING
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DEFORESTATION
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ECOSYSTEM
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EMINENT DOMAIN
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EMISSIONS FROM DEFORESTATION
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EMPIRICAL EVIDENCE
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EMPOWERMENT
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ENVIRONMENTAL
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ENVIRONMENTAL PROBLEM
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EUROPEAN UNION
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FAMILIES
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FISHING
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FOREST
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FOREST CARBON
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FOREST CARBON STOCKS
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FOREST COMMUNITIES
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FOREST CONSERVATION
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FOREST DEGRADATION
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FOREST EDGE
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FOREST LAND
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FOREST LANDS
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FOREST LAW
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FOREST MANAGEMENT
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FOREST OWNERS
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FOREST OWNERSHIP
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FOREST POLICY
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FOREST PRODUCTS
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FOREST PROJECT
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FOREST REGENERATION
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FOREST RESERVE
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FOREST RESOURCE
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FOREST RESOURCES
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FOREST USE
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FORESTRY
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FORESTRY PROJECTS
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FORESTS
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HETEROGENEITY
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INDIGENOUS FOREST
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INHERITANCE
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INSTITUTIONAL CAPACITY
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INTERNAL CONFLICTS
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INTERNATIONAL LAW
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ISLAMIC LAW
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JURISPRUDENCE
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LAND ADMINISTRATION
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LAND GRABBING
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LAND RIGHTS
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LAND TENURE
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LAND USE
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LAW ENFORCEMENT
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LAWS
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LEGAL AUTHORITY
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LEGAL CHANGES
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LEGAL ENTITY
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LEGAL FRAMEWORK
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LEGAL INSTRUMENTS
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LEGAL ISSUES
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LEGAL PLURALISM
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LEGAL POSITION
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LEGAL REFORMS
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LEGAL RIGHTS
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LEGAL SYSTEMS
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LEGISLATION
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LEGITIMACY
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LITIGATION
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LOCAL GOVERNMENT LAW
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NATIONAL LEGISLATION
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NATURAL RESOURCES
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ORGANIZATIONAL FORMS
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OWNERSHIP OF LAND
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OWNERSHIP RIGHTS
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PARTNERSHIP
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POSSESSION
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PRIVATE OWNERSHIP
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PROPERTY RIGHT
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PROPERTY RIGHTS
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PUBLIC LAND
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REDUCING EMISSIONS
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REFUGEE
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RELIGIOUS LAW
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RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
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RIVER
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ROUTE
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RURAL COMMUNITIES
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RURAL DEVELOPMENT
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SACRED GROVES
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SOIL
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SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
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SUSTAINABLE FOREST
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SUSTAINABLE FOREST MANAGEMENT
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SUSTAINABLE MANAGEMENT
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TIMBER
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TRADABLE CARBON
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TRANSACTION COSTS
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VIOLATIONS
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WILL
dc.title
Identifying and Working with Beneficiaries When Rights Are Unclear : Insights for REDD+ Initiatives
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okr.crosscuttingsolutionarea
Climate Change
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Gender
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2012-07-31
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Economic & Sector Work
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Economic & Sector Work :: Energy-Environment Review
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http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/2012/02/16561275/identifying-working-beneficiaries-rights-unclear
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Social, Urban, Rural and Resilience
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Environment and Natural Resources
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Governance
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yes
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000356161_20120801010515
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16561275
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71577
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en
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http://www-wds.worldbank.org/external/default/WDSContentServer/WDSP/IB/2012/08/01/000356161_20120801010515/Rendered/PDF/715770ESW00PUB0tifyingBeneficiaries.pdf
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Gender :: Gender and Law
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Law and Development :: Legal Products
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Environment :: Climate Change Mitigation and Green House Gases
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Rural Development :: Common Property Resource Development
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Environmental Economics and Policies
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Environment Department (ENV)
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