In a study coordinated by International Center for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), IFSD Director of Research for International Development acted as the coordinating lead author of chapter on Governance. The chapter concludes that the governance of environmental resources holds the key to the future of sustainable development in the Hindu Kush Himalaya (HKH). Four specific conclusions include:

1. Institutional innovation—for landscape level governance, upstream-downstream linkages, and for translating policy goals into action;

2. Upscaling and institutionalizing decentralized and community based resource management practices;

3. Transboundary cooperation for managing connected landscapes; and

4. Science–policy–practice interface for decision making, learning and effective implementation of policies and programs.

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