Institutions, Change Mechanisms and Impacts in Natural Resource Management of Central Asia (INRESCA)
The aim of INRESCA is to better understand the institutional change in water and pasture governance, underlying change mechanisms and their impacts on resources and sustainability in a long-run evolutionary perspective. The project has three primary objectives that move inductively from a description to spatial-statistical inference to theoretical modeling. The first objective is to identify patterns of institutions and institutional change in water and pasture. The second objective is to assess the effects of institutions on natural resource endowment in a long-term perspective. The third objective is to explain why and how the institutional changes in Central Asian natural resource governance have occurred. The study conducts a cross-border comparison of Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan.
Dr. Florian Schierhorn, Leibniz Institute of Agricultural Development in Transition Economies (IAMO), Halle (Saale), Germany