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dc.contributor.authorChervier, Colas
dc.contributor.authorPiketty, Marie-Gabrielle
dc.contributor.authorReed, James
dc.date.accessioned2020-10-29T15:11:11Z
dc.date.available2020-10-29T15:11:11Z
dc.date.issued2020-10-15
dc.date.submitted2019-09-15
dc.identifier.issn2624-893X
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/312208
dc.description.abstractSub-national jurisdictions are promoted as strategic levels of governance for achieving reduced deforestation objectives. Jurisdictional approaches (JA) emerged as government-led, holistic approaches to forest and land use management across one or more legally defined territories. Despite increasing popularity amongst the science and practitioner communities, there is a lack of robust empirical data documenting their effectiveness in delivering environmental, social and economic outcomes. In this paper, we contend that further clarification of the JA concept would help its evaluation. More specifically, we suggest that current evaluation practices of JA would be strengthened if they were based on a theory of change clarifying the causal linkages between the interventions associated with a given JA and their effects. By integrating select empirical knowledge on JA with a selection of middle-range theories from the literature on collective environmental governance, we design a generic theory of change for JA, which is articulated around two intermediary outcomes, namely the emergence of collaboration and social learning. We also formulate hypotheses regarding the conditions that enable or hinder these collective intermediary outcomes of JAs. We acknowledge that another fundamental challenge for JAs is to remove or block the external contradicting signals that still fundamentally drive deforestation. Thus, JA interventions need to operate not only at the jurisdictional level, but also beyond.
dc.languageen
dc.publisherFrontiers Media SA
dc.rightsAttribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.subjectForests and Global Change
dc.subjectevaluation
dc.subjectsocial learning
dc.subjectdeforestation
dc.subjectjurisdictional approach
dc.subjectenvironmental collaborative governance
dc.titleA Tentative Theory of Change to Evaluate Jurisdictional Approaches to Reduced Deforestation
dc.typeArticle
dc.date.updated2020-10-29T15:11:11Z
prism.publicationNameFrontiers in Forests and Global Change
prism.volume3
dc.identifier.doi10.17863/CAM.59300
dcterms.dateAccepted2020-09-24
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.3389/ffgc.2020.498151
rioxxterms.versionVoR
rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.identifier.eissn2624-893X
cam.issuedOnline2020-10-15


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