Table 2. Descriptive statistics of the variables analyzed to explore community forest governance.


Variable Type Mean Standard deviation Minimum Maximum
Ratio between invested and MI logging benefits Quant .24 .31 0 1
Overlay with FMU†¶ Ord .15 .37 0 1
Overlay with SSV†# Ord .10 .31 0 1
Disagreement with industrial Ord .55 .51 0 1
Delimitation between villages Ord .30 .47 0 1
Disagreement with ICA-NGO Ord .10 .31 0 1
Corruption of government officials Ord .40 .50 0 1
Mismanagement Ord .69 .48 0 1
Struggle for control of management decisions Ord .60 .50 0 1
Technical deficiencies Ord .25 .44 0 1
Illegal timber Ord .75 .44 0 1
Demographic pressure Ord 1.95 .69 1 3
Logging commercial potential Ord 1.75 .68 1 3
Strength of local institutions Ord 1.30 .47 1 2
Objectives of resource management§ Cat 1.94 .25 1 2
Appropriate leadership| Ord 1.25 .44 1 2
Incentives to local people| Ord 1.30 .47 1 2
Coherence of interests| Ord 1.40 .50 1 2

yes=1; no=0
1=low; 2=medium; 3=high
§ 1=commercial logging; 2=conservation
| 1=non; 2=appropriate
Forest Management Unit
# Sale of Standing Volume
Quant.: Quantitative; Ord.: Ordinal; Cat.: Categorical
FMU: Forest Management Units
SSV: Sales of Standing Volume
ICA-NGO: International Cooperation Agency-Non Governmental Organization