China’s sloping land conversion program: Institutional innovation or business as usual?
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This article discusses China’s Sloping Land Conversion Program (SLCP), assessing both innovative and problematic aspects of the program. Four suggestions to improve the program are: 1) greater community involvement; 2) more technical and financial support; 3) clearer specification of the targeted environmental services and expectations; and 4) integration of SLCP with other rural policies.
Introduction Services and actors Implementation Additionality and baseline establishment Permanence, accounting and leakage Differentiation Participation of disadvantaged groups Next steps