Community forest, Jyalachitti, Kabhrepalanchok district, Nepal (II)

Resource System
Watershed and associated topography
Resource Units
Forest products

This article examines the role played by local institutions in determining the conditions of two forests located in the Middle Hills of Nepal. Of the two forest systems (the forest, its users, and forest governance system combined) located within the Kabhrepalanchok district, one is Jyalachitti. The findings show that the two forests are different in level of historical degradation as well as present conditions, and these differences are generally explained by the structural characteristics of the local institutions governing the forests.

The case study has subsequently been used in comparative analyses regarding Ostrom's Design Principles (see bibliography).