Nepal has been exercising a decentralized approach to management of forest resources following the inception of federalization. The transition from unitary governance has witnessed a shift in responsibilities, on resource management, to the Provincial governments. In the move to apprehending the real essence of decentralization, the federal government has enacted Forest Act and Regulation and is in the process of preparing standards on forest management. Stepping on this, the provincial government has enacted Forest Act and is in the process of developing Working Procedures.
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