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Monitoring and Evaluating the Socioeconomic Impacts of Conservation Projects on Local Communities

Homewood, K; (2013) Monitoring and Evaluating the Socioeconomic Impacts of Conservation Projects on Local Communities. In: UNSPECIFIED (265 - 290).

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Abstract

This chapter discusses monitoring and evaluating the socioeconomic impacts of biodiversity conservation projects on local communities. It focuses on three specific questions central to socioeconomic monitoring for conservation initiatives. These are: why monitor the socioeconomic impacts of conservation projects?, what are the main dimensions to be monitored?, and what methods are available, and what are the main pitfalls in monitoring social and economic impacts?. The reason to monitor the social and economic impacts of conservation initiatives are pragmatic, legal, and ethical accountability. Experience shows that in designing social impact assessment it is necessary to consider external factors and the wider context, scale at which impacts may be felt, and balancing 'expert' analysis with local knowledge. © 2013 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

Type:Book chapter
Title:Monitoring and Evaluating the Socioeconomic Impacts of Conservation Projects on Local Communities
DOI:10.1002/9781118490747.ch12
UCL classification:UCL > School of Arts and Social Sciences > Faculty of Social and Historical Sciences > Anthropology

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