Table 4: MAST’s institutional dimension.

Institutional indicatorsMAST

Quantity and diversity of actors engaged in the institutionalized process in questionThe most inclusive forest planning process in the region, MAST involved a comprehensive set of public and private interests in the decision-making process.

Origin and nature of mandateInformal mandate agreed upon by diverse actors in response to looming forest catastrophe.

Nature and extent of consultation with affected interestsCreated inclusive polycentric working group tasked with implementing shared goals and objectives.