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Collective Action and Property Rights for Poverty Reduction
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To improve their well-being, the poor in developing countries have used both collective action through formal and informal groups and property rights to natural resources. Collective Action and Property Rights for Poverty Reduction: Insights from Africa and Asia examines how these two types of institutions, separately and together, influence quality of life and how they can be strengthened to improve the livelihoods of the rural poor.

The product of a global research study by the Systemwide Program on Collective Action and Property Rights (CAPRi) of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research, this book draws on case studies from East Africa and South and Southeast Asia to investigate how collective action and property rights have contributed to poverty reduction. The book extends the analysis of these institutions beyond their frequently studied role in natural resource management by also examining how they can reduce vulnerability to different types of shocks.

Essays in the volume identify opportunities and risks present in the institutions of collective action and property rights. For example, property rights to natural resources can offer a variety of advantages, providing individuals and groups not only with benefits and incomes but also with assets that can counter the negative effects of shocks such as drought, and can make collective action easier. The authors also demonstrate that collective action has the potential to reduce poverty if it includes more vulnerable groups such as women, ethnic minorities, and the very poor. Preventing exclusion of these often-marginalized groups and guaranteeing genuinely inclusive collective action might require special rules and policies. Another danger to the poor is the capture of property rights by elites, which can be the result of privatization and decentralization policies; case studies and analysis identify actions to prevent such elite capture.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page
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  1. Copyright Page
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  1. Table of Contents
  2. pp. v-vi
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  1. List of Figures
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. List of Tables
  2. pp. ix-xii
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  1. List of Boxes
  2. pp. xiii-xiv
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  1. Foreword
  2. pp. xv-xvi
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. xvii-xviii
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  1. Acronyms and Abbreviations
  2. pp. xix-xxii
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  1. Part I: Introduction and Conceptual Framework
  2. pp. 1-2
  1. 1. Introduction and Overview
  2. pp. 3-24
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  1. 2. Property Rights and Collective Action for Poverty Reduction: A Framework for Analysis
  2. pp. 25-48
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  1. Part II: Risk Management and Market Access
  2. pp. 49-50
  1. 3. Burial Societies in Rural Ethiopia
  2. pp. 51-78
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  1. 4. Shocks, Groups, and Networks in Bukidnon, the Philippines
  2. pp. 79-109
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  1. 5. Rural Institutions and Imperfect Agricultural Markets in Africa: Experiences from Producer Marketing Groups in Kenya
  2. pp. 110-148
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  1. Part III: Natural Resource Management
  2. pp. 149-152
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  1. 6. Community Watershed Management in Semiarid India: The State of Collective Action and Its Effects on Natural Resources and Rural Livelihoods
  2. pp. 153-188
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  1. 7. Enabling Equitable Collective Action and Policy Change for Poverty Reduction and Improved Natural Resource Management in the Eastern African Highlands
  2. pp. 189-234
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  1. 8. The Role of Collective Action in Securing Property Rights for the Poor: A Case Study in Jambi Province, Indonesia
  2. pp. 235-269
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  1. 9. The Transformation of the Afar Commons in Ethiopia: State Coercion, Diversification, and Property Rights Change among Pastoralists
  2. pp. 270-303
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  1. 10. Unmaking the Commons: Collective Action, Property Rights, and Resource Appropriation among (Agro-)Pastoralists in Eastern Ethiopia
  2. pp. 304-327
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  1. 11. Escaping Poverty Traps? Collective Action and Property Rights in Postwar Rural Cambodia
  2. pp. 328-356
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  1. Part IV: Synthesis and Conclusions
  2. pp. 357-358
  1. 12. Collective Action and Property Rights for Poverty Reduction: A Synthesis
  2. pp. 359-392
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  1. 13. Conclusions and Implications for Policy, Practice, and Research
  2. pp. 393-412
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  1. Contributors
  2. pp. 413-418
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 419-426
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