Case study of the Maasin Watershed: Analyzing the role of institutions in a watershed-use conflict


J.C. Salas

Type of Document:
Research Report


World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF)

Date of Publication:

Place of Publication:
Bogor, Indonesia


Summary: This case study analyzes the socio-institutional relationship of watershed protection over the past decade in the Maasin watershed in the Philippines. In this study, the methodology of data gathering basically made use of a historical transect tool of Participatory Rapid Appraisal (PRA). Interviews, focus group discussion, workshops, photo documentations were conducted.

The analysis followed the framework of institutional channels described in the classification from Norman Uphoff, namely; (a) local administration (b) local government (c) membership organization (d) cooperatives (e) service organizations in private philanthropy (f) service organizations in marketization, and (g) private business. Culture and practices could be institutions in themselves. These informal non-organizational institutions are classified in here as (g) user-management.

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RUPES Working Papers

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