This study analyses primary level household and village data collected from forested areas in three states in India for mapping the potential of The Forest Rights Act (FRA), 2006 in addressing poverty alleviation and income generation needs of tribal and forest dwelling communities.

Current developments in regulatory regimes raise concerns about the manner in which technology transfer is likely to pan out in the debate on climate change. Existing trade agreements have made developing countries cope with environmental challenges in meeting standards.

Some recent studies on forest-based common pool resources have interpreted situations in which households choose to spend time on collection from the forest commons for sale and value addition as an income enhancing activity that is independent of the common's role as a safety net. Feb 23-29, 2008

Demanding Accountability: Civil Society Claims and the World Bank Inspection Panel Edited by Dana Clark, Jonathan Fox and Kay Treakle Rainbow Publishers, 2003