Problem Identification and Prioritization Methods: Significant Steps of Forest Policy Formulation Based on Public Participation


Problem identification and prioritization is vital to policy formulation in managing forest resources because it is a fundamental step leading to an analysis finding out solutions for the problems. This research study aims at synthesizing appropriate problem identification and prioritization methods with public participation through the review of literature and related research. The research findings show that there is a variety of problem identification and prioritization methods; however, in terms of forest policy in Thailand, there is not any method applied in forest management, which may cause ineffective problem solving. This study therefore synthesized four-step problem prioritization: selecting stakeholder representative, giving knowledge or educating stakeholders about the study areas, identifying problems, and prioritizing problems.

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Jariyaporn Masawat, Prince of Songkla University, Thailand
Saowalak Roongtawanreongsri, Prince of Songkla University, Thailand
Prakart Sawangchote, Prince of Songkla University, Thailand

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Conference: ACSS2016
Stream: Politics, Public Policy, Law & Criminology

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