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Property rights, collective Action, and poverty: The role of institutions for poverty reduction

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  • Gregorio, Monica Di
  • Hagedorn, Konrad
  • Kirk, Michael
  • Korf, Benedikt
  • McCarthy, Nancy
  • Meinzen-Dick, Ruth
  • Swallow, Brent

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"This paper presents a conceptual framework on how institutions of property rights and collective action can contribute to poverty reduction, including through external interventions and action by poor people themselves. The first part of the paper examines the initial conditions of poverty, highlighting the role of assets, risks and vulnerability, legal structures and power relations. The latter part investigates the decision-making dynamics of actors—both poor and non-poor—and how they can use the tangible and intangible resources they have to shape their livelihoods and the institutions that govern their lives. The paper concludes with a discussion of how attention to property rights and collective action can improve the understanding of outcomes in terms of changes in wellbeing." authors' abstract

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Paper provided by International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) in its series CAPRi working papers with number 81.

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Date of creation: 2008
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Handle: RePEc:fpr:worpps:81

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Keywords: Collective action; Property rights; Poverty reduction; Conceptual framework; Vulnerability; Power; Institutions; Wellbeing;

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  1. Kruijssen, Froukje & Keizer, Menno & Giuliani, Alessandra, 2009. "Collective action for small-scale producers of agricultural biodiversity products," Food Policy, Elsevier, Elsevier, vol. 34(1), pages 46-52, February.
  2. Liverpool-Tasie, Lenis Saweda, 2012. "Farmer Groups, Input Access and Intragroup Dynamics: A Case Study of Targeted Subsidies in Nigeria:," IFPRI discussion papers 1197, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI).
  3. Komarudin, Heru & Siagian, Yuliana L. & Colfer, Carol J. Pierce & Neldysavrino & Yentirizal & Syamsuddin & Irawan, Deddy, 2008. "Collective action to secure property rights for the poor: A case study in Jambi Province, Indonesia," CAPRi working papers, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) 90, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI).
  4. German, Laura & Mazengia, Waga & Tirwomwe, Wilberforce & Ayele, Shenkut & Tanui, Joseph & Nyangas, Simon & Begashaw, Leulseged & Taye, Hailemichael & Admassu, Zenebe & Tsegaye, Mesfin & Alinyo, Franci, 2008. "Enabling equitable collective action and policy change for poverty reduction and improved natural resource management in the Eastern African highlands:," CAPRi working papers, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) 86, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI).
  5. Weingart, Anne & Kirk, Michael, 2008. "Escaping poverty traps?: Collective action and property rights in post-war rural Cambodia," CAPRi working papers, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) 89, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI).
  6. Kumar, D. Suresh, 2009. "Participation in Self-Help Group Activities and its Impacts: Evidence from South India," MPRA Paper 19943, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised 31 Aug 2009.
  7. Hundie, Bekele, 2006. "Explaining Changes of Property Rights among Afar Pastoralists, Ethiopia," Institutional Change in Agriculture and Natural Resources Discussion Papers 18833, Humboldt University Berlin, Department of Agricultural Economics.

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