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.
Chapter 1 Collective action and property rights for poverty reduction: Introduction and overview
Chapter 2 Property rights and collective action for poverty reduction: A framework analysis
Chapter 3 Burial societies in rural Ethiopia
Chapter 4 Shocks, groups, and networks in Bukidnon, the Philippines
Chapter 5 Rural institutions and imperfect agricultural markets in Africa: Experiences from producer marketing groups in Kenya
Chapter 6 Community watershed management in semiarid India: The state of collective action and its effects on natural resources and rural livelihoods
Chapter 7 Enabling equitable collective action and policy change for poverty reduction and improved natural resource management in the eastern African highlands
Chapter 8 The role of collective action in securing property rights for the poor: A case study in Jambi Province, Indonesia
Chapter 9 The transformation of the Afar Commons in Ethiopia: State coercion, diversification, and property rights change among pastoralists
Chapter 10 Unmaking the commons: collective action, property rights, and resource appropriation among (agro-)pastoralists in eastern Ethiopia
Chapter 11 Escaping poverty traps? Collective action and property rights in postwar rural Cambodia
Chapter 12 Collective action and property rights for poverty reduction: A synthesis
Chapter 13 Conclusions and implications for policy, practice, and research