New Partnerships for Sustainability (NEPSUS): Concepts, Research Design and Methodologies

Stefano Ponte, Christine Noe, Opportuna Kweka, Baruani Mshale, Emmanuel Sulle, Daniel Brockington, Elikana Kalumanga, Rasul Ahmed Minja, Adriana Budeanu, Asubisye Mwamfupe, Lasse Folke Henriksen, Mette Fog Olwig, Pilly Silvano, Faraja Namkesa, Ruth John, Robert Katikiro, Mathew Bukhi Mabele

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Abstract

New and more complex partnerships are emerging to address the sustainability of natural resource use in developing countries. These partnerships variously link donors, governments, community-based organizations, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), business, certification agencies and other intermediaries. High expectations and many resources have been invested in these initiatives. Yet, we still do not know whether more sophisticated organizational structures, more stakeholders involved, and more advanced participatory processes have delivered better sustainability outcomes, and if so, in what sectors and under what circumstances. To fill this knowledge gap and build capacity in this area, the NEPSUS research and capacity building project assembles a multidisciplinary team to analyze sustainability partnerships in three key natural resource sectors in Tanzania: forestry, wildlife and coastal resources. In each of these sectors, we assess whether co-management with local communities and private and civil society actors, and putatively more participatory processes in the governance of renewable resources, result in more equitable and sustainable livelihoods and environmental outcomes. We compare ‘more complex’ partnerships to relatively ‘simpler’, more traditional top-down and centralized management systems, and to instances where sustainability partnerships are not in place. This working paper tackles the main conceptual, methodological and research design issues arising in this effort.
New and more complex partnerships are emerging to address the sustainability of natural resource use in developing countries. These partnerships variously link donors, governments, community-based organizations, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), business, certification agencies and other intermediaries. High expectations and many resources have been invested in these initiatives. Yet, we still do not know whether more sophisticated organizational structures, more stakeholders involved, and more advanced participatory processes have delivered better sustainability outcomes, and if so, in what sectors and under what circumstances. To fill this knowledge gap and build capacity in this area, the NEPSUS research and capacity building project assembles a multidisciplinary team to analyze sustainability partnerships in three key natural resource sectors in Tanzania: forestry, wildlife and coastal resources. In each of these sectors, we assess whether co-management with local communities and private and civil society actors, and putatively more participatory processes in the governance of renewable resources, result in more equitable and sustainable livelihoods and environmental outcomes. We compare ‘more complex’ partnerships to relatively ‘simpler’, more traditional top-down and centralized management systems, and to instances where sustainability partnerships are not in place. This working paper tackles the main conceptual, methodological and research design issues arising in this effort.
LanguageEnglish
Place of PublicationFrederiksberg
PublisherCopenhagen Business School, CBS
Number of pages34
ISBN (Electronic)8793571003
StatePublished - 2017
SeriesNEPSUS Working Paper
Number1
Volume2017

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Ponte, S., Noe, C., Kweka, O., Mshale, B., Sulle, E., Brockington, D., ... Mabele, M. B. (2017). New Partnerships for Sustainability (NEPSUS): Concepts, Research Design and Methodologies. Frederiksberg: Copenhagen Business School, CBS. NEPSUS Working Paper, No. 1, Vol.. 2017
Ponte, Stefano ; Noe, Christine ; Kweka, Opportuna ; Mshale, Baruani ; Sulle, Emmanuel ; Brockington, Daniel ; Kalumanga, Elikana ; Minja, Rasul Ahmed ; Budeanu, Adriana ; Mwamfupe, Asubisye ; Henriksen, Lasse Folke ; Olwig, Mette Fog ; Silvano, Pilly ; Namkesa, Faraja ; John, Ruth ; Katikiro, Robert ; Mabele, Mathew Bukhi. / New Partnerships for Sustainability (NEPSUS) : Concepts, Research Design and Methodologies. Frederiksberg : Copenhagen Business School, CBS, 2017. (NEPSUS Working Paper; No. 1, ???volume??? 2017).
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New Partnerships for Sustainability (NEPSUS) : Concepts, Research Design and Methodologies. / Ponte, Stefano; Noe, Christine; Kweka, Opportuna; Mshale, Baruani; Sulle, Emmanuel; Brockington, Daniel; Kalumanga, Elikana; Minja, Rasul Ahmed; Budeanu, Adriana; Mwamfupe, Asubisye; Henriksen, Lasse Folke ; Olwig, Mette Fog; Silvano, Pilly; Namkesa, Faraja; John, Ruth; Katikiro, Robert; Mabele, Mathew Bukhi.

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Ponte S, Noe C, Kweka O, Mshale B, Sulle E, Brockington D et al. New Partnerships for Sustainability (NEPSUS): Concepts, Research Design and Methodologies. Frederiksberg: Copenhagen Business School, CBS. 2017.