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Effective Environmental Management in Developing Countries: Assessing Social Capacity Development

Edited By: Shunji Matsuoka

320 pages, Illustrations


Hardback | Oct 2007 | #174412 | ISBN-13: 9780230542761
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This book investigates how environmental qualities can be managed through social capacity development in developing countries. To this end, the book proposes a concept of Social Capacity Assessment (SCA) and presents empirical tools for the SCA which can be used for the analysis in developing countries. This book also presents applications of the SCA for other problems under scrutiny in developing countries, including poverty reduction, infrastructure management and protection of endangered species.


Social Capacity Development for Environmental Management; S.Matsuoka & S.Komatsu - Indicator Development of the Social Capacity for Environmental Management; K.Tanaka & H.Lin - Actor-Factor Analysis for Social Capacity Development; K.Murakami - Development Stages Analysis for Social Capacity Development; M.Senbil, Y.Takahashi & S.Matsuoka - Designing Social Capacity Development Policy for Environmental Management; S.Matsuoka, S.Komatsu, T.Yamashita, Y.Fukuhara & A.Ohno - Social Capacity Development for Poverty Reduction; A.Kuchiki - Social Capacity for Infrastructure Management; M.Muto - Capacity Assessment and Project Design in Environmental Management; S.Imai, T.Watanabe & E.Iwasaki - Social Capacity Development for Endangered Species Protection in Japan; T.Matsumura - Social Capacity Development for Environmental Compliance in Indonesia; Hoetomo

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SHUNJI MATSUOKA is a Professor at the Graduate School for International Development and Cooperation, Hiroshima University, Japan. He was a Visiting Professor at the University of Malaya, Malaysia, in 1996, and Visiting Researcher in the American University, USA, in 2000. He is currently leading a project of ODA evaluation funded by the Japan Bank for International Cooperation.

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