International and rural resource development
I am primarily involved in research concerning alternative types of rural development policies in terrestrial (especially drylands and river basin environments) and coastal and offshore resources in the ‘Third World.’ My approach to development problems, for a number of years in Africa but also in parts of Latin America and Asia, entails identifying the global, national and local processes involved in development (and conservation), including the constraints they present for state and locally based policy and practice. The international aid process provides a major focus of this work, largely because of its pervasive influence on development policy and practice in developing countries. Beyond the consideration of international and national level political and economic influences in local development policies, my work focuses on internal ethnic and socioeconomic conditions and the changing nature of the natural resource base itself as factors of recent historical change and future resource management options. Much of my research has involved ‘indigenous’ populations and their resources, from African agropastoral to coastal agro-fishing economic contexts, including in western Latin America and the southern Pacific region.
- "A Commentary on the Environmental, Socioeconomic and Human Rights Impacts of the Proposed Gibe III Dam in the Lower Omo River Basin of Ethiopia. 2009. 29 pp. http://www.arwg-gibe.org
- "Humanitarian Catastrophe and Regional Armed Conflict Brewing in the Transborder Region of Ethiopia, Kenya and South Sudan: The Proposed Gibe III Dam in Ethiopia". 2012. 250 pp. http://www.arwg-gibe.org
Selected East Africa Related Experience
Carr, C.J. 2006. "River Basin Development and Pastoralist Vulnerability: The Oromos of Eastern Ethiopia. Occasional Papers, Public Policy Research Institute, University of Montana. (in press).
Carr, C.J. 1998. "Patterns of Vegetation along the Omo River in Southwest Ethiopia". Plant Ecology. Vol. 135, no. 2. (April): 135-163.
Carr, C.J. 1995. Comments on the National Environmental Management Plan for Eritrea. Eritrean Agency for the Environment, Ministry of Agriculture, Eritrea. 36 pp.
Carr, C.J. 1993. The legacy and challenge of international aid in marine resource development. Freedom for the Seas in the 21st Century: Ocean Governance and Environmental Harmony. J.M. Van Dyke, D. Zaelke, and G. Hewison, Eds. Washington D.C.: Island Press.
- 165 - International Rural Development Policy
- 166 - RES/INDIG PEOP
- 199 - SUPERV INDEP STUDY
- 251 - International Conservation and Development Policy
- 299 - INDIVIDUAL RESEARCH
Claudia J. Carr
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Berkeley, CA 94720