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Enabling Equitable Collective Action and Policy Change for Poverty Reduction and Improved Natural Resource Management in the Eastern African Highlands

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dc.contributor.author German, Laura en_US
dc.contributor.author Mazengia, Waga en_US
dc.contributor.author Tirwomwe, Wilberforce en_US
dc.contributor.author Ayele, Shenkut en_US
dc.contributor.author Tanui, Joseph en_US
dc.contributor.author Nyangas, Simon en_US
dc.contributor.author Begashaw, Leulseged en_US
dc.contributor.author Taye, Hailemichael en_US
dc.contributor.author Admassu, Zenebe en_US
dc.contributor.author Tsegaye, Mesfin en_US
dc.contributor.author Alinyo, Francis en_US
dc.contributor.author Mekonnen, Ashenafi en_US
dc.contributor.author Aberra, Kassahun en_US
dc.contributor.author Chemangei, Awadh en_US
dc.contributor.author Cheptegei, William en_US
dc.contributor.author Tolera, Tesema en_US
dc.contributor.author Jote, Zewude en_US
dc.contributor.author Bedane, Kiflu en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2009-07-31T15:12:03Z
dc.date.available 2009-07-31T15:12:03Z
dc.date.issued 2008 en_US
dc.date.submitted 2008-07-25 en_US
dc.date.submitted 2008-07-25 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10535/4044
dc.description.abstract "The role of local and external institutions in natural resource management (NRM) is gaining attention in the literature, fostering greater understanding of the relationship between collective action and poverty, collective action and equity, and the conditions under which collective action institutions take root. It has also led to increased understanding of how uncritical practices by external development institutions can propagate social inequities in NRM. Yet little research has been conducted to understand how to foster local collective action institutions where they are absent, or to improve institutional practice. This research integrates empirical and action research in an effort to generate working solutions to problems facing rural communities in their efforts to manage their natural resources in the highlands of Ethiopia and Uganda. Following a brief introduction to the literature and the research, findings are presented according to two distinct phases of research. Data are first presented on existing forms of collective action, the influence of local and external institutions on economic development, and NRM problems that persist despite their negative livelihood consequences. Action research themes selected from a list of identified problems are then presented in greater detail, with lessons learnt thus far in attempting to overcome institutional barriers to improved NRM. The paper concludes with a discussion of the implications of findings for research, institutional practice, and policy." en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries CAPRi Working Paper No. 86 en_US
dc.subject natural resources en_US
dc.subject resource management en_US
dc.subject institutions en_US
dc.subject collective action en_US
dc.title Enabling Equitable Collective Action and Policy Change for Poverty Reduction and Improved Natural Resource Management in the Eastern African Highlands en_US
dc.type Working Paper en_US
dc.publisher.workingpaperseries CGIAR Systemwide Program on Collective Action and Property Rights (CAPRi), International Food Policy Research Institute, Washington, DC en_US
dc.subject.sector General & Multiple Resources en_US
dc.submitter.email efcastle@indiana.edu en_US


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