The formation of community based organizations in sub-Saharan Africa: an analysis of a quasi-experiment
Previous analyses of the formation and composition of community based organizations (CBOs) have used cross section data.� So, causal inference has been compromised.� We obviate this problem by using data from a quasi-experiment in which villages were formed by government officials selecting and clustering households.� Our findings are as follows: CBO co-memberships are more likely between geographically proximate households and less likely between early and late settlers, members of female headed households are not excluded, in poorer villages CBO co-membership networks are denser and, while wealthier households may have been instrumental in setting up CBOs, poorer households engage shortly afterwards.
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