環境援助事業と住民参加に関する一考察:―タイ・環境保全基金支援事業から―  [in Japanese] Evaluating Local Participation in Environmental Aid: The Environmental Fund Project in Thailand  [in Japanese]

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Author(s)

    • 礪波 亜希 TONAMI Aki
    • 日本学術振興会|京都大学大学院地球環境学堂 Japan Society for the Promotion of Science|Graduate School of Global Environmental Studies, Kyoto University

Abstract

<p>It is widely recognized that stakeholder participation in the planning and implementation processes of environmental development aid is important. However, existing research has not been successful in explaining the basis of the importance of participation with theoretical or practical evidence, verifying the basis, or showing existing challenges. Against this background, this paper aims to demonstrate the meaning and role of stakeholder participation in environmental development aid. In doing so, we show the mechanism of participation in environmental development aid projects by examining theories of existing research and analyzing participatory environmental development aid projects that were implemented in Thailand. A framework to evaluate the performance of environmental development aid projects is shown as well. We analyze environmental development aid projects that prioritized environmental conservation and implemented stakeholder participation approach in some part of the projects (three subprojects of Environmental Fund Project in Thailand). The analysis shows the effects of participation on development aid project aiming for improving the local natural environment. We point out that stakeholder participation in environmental development aid projects has, to some extent, improved performance of these projects. However, the effects were limited as an insitutional basis or financial basis in support of participation was insufficient. Nevertheless, it is expected that environmental governance in regional cities in Thailand that carried out participatory environmental development aid projects would improve in a due course, because effects of participation are not limited to an improvement on the performance of environmental development aid. The experience of participation that residents of these cities have had will become the basis of strengthning an institution of participation and/or the empowerment of local residents.</p>

Journal

  • Journal of International Development Studies

    Journal of International Development Studies 18(1), 79-96, 2009

    The Japan Society for International Development

Codes

  • NII Article ID (NAID)
    130007775369
  • NII NACSIS-CAT ID (NCID)
    AN10439507
  • Text Lang
    JPN
  • ISSN
    1342-3045
  • NDL Article ID
    10368546
  • NDL Source Classification
    ZD16(経済--国際経済)
  • NDL Call No.
    Z3-B544
  • Data Source
    NDL  J-STAGE 
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