Table 2. Summary results of the three indicators used to measure the levels of trust building between Conservation Area Management Committees and the Annapurna Conservation Area Project. Conservation Area Management Committee members rated the following statements on a 5-point scale: always = 5, most often = 4, neutral = 3, rarely = 2, never = 1. (Source: authors’ interview data; n = 190)


Statements Always Most often Neutral Rarely Never Mean ± SD
1. Do you trust the ACAP staff to be honest with local residents 49.5% 22.6% 26.3% 1.6% - 4.20 ± 0.89
2. Do you trust that the ACAP staff are competent in their work 55.8% 21.1% 20.5% 2.6% - 4.30 ± 0.88
3. Do you trust that ACAP is predictable and keeps up its promises 38.4% 45.8% 10.0% 5.8% - 4.17 ± 0.83