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Participation in the Construction of a Local Public Good : A Case Study of Watershed Management in the Ethiopian Highlands

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  • Gaspart, F
  • Jabbar, M
  • Melard, C
  • Platteau, J-P

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This paper is a query about the determinants of individual contribution tothe production of local public goods subject to important indivisibilities. It is based on an econometric study of factors accounting for variations in individual participation in the construction of a central drainage channel in Ginshi watershed.

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  • Gaspart, F & Jabbar, M & Melard, C & Platteau, J-P, 1997. "Participation in the Construction of a Local Public Good : A Case Study of Watershed Management in the Ethiopian Highlands," Papers 181, Notre-Dame de la Paix, Sciences Economiques et Sociales.
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    1. La Ferrara, Eliana, 2002. "Inequality and group participation: theory and evidence from rural Tanzania," Journal of Public Economics, Elsevier, vol. 85(2), pages 235-273, August.
    2. Weinberger, Katinka & Jutting, Johannes Paul, 2001. "Women's Participation in Local Organizations: Conditions and Constraints," World Development, Elsevier, vol. 29(8), pages 1391-1404, August.

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    Keywords

    ETHIOPIA; PUBLIC GOODS;

    JEL classification:

    • H41 - Public Economics - - Publicly Provided Goods - - - Public Goods

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