To enhance livelihoods and forest conservation, more than 30 African countries have adopted decentralized forest management. The Forest Act 2005, ratified by Government of Kenya, advocates for participatory forest management (PFM), a form of decentralization, thus a significant departure from command and control forest governance regime that alienated other stakeholders. There is an expectation that PFM can bring substantial benefits in terms of livelihood security and poverty reduction possibly by increasing producers’ bargaining power and prices. However empirical information, particularly in Kenya, is lacking to support the livelihood outcomes of PFM. Rigorous impact evaluation methods such as propensity score matching will used to associate livelihood outcomes to the policy intervention. The study is expected to make policy recommendations besides writing a thesis and at least three academic papers.
|Forest Management Impacts on Livelihoods|
|Name||Area of Specialization|
Ms. Jane Mutheu Mutune
MSc. (UoN) BSc. (UoN),
View Profile 
Jane Mutheu Mutune specializes in Agricultural Economics with special interest in livelihoods. She has wealth of research experience acquired in business consultancy areas of different organizations including the Government of Kenya. Jane is well trained in area of action research.