Tuesday, November 20, 2012
BRIEF: Collective Action and Property Rights for Poverty Reduction: Insights from Africa and Asia
In January of this year we announced the publication of the newest CAPRi book, Collective Action and Property Rights for Povery Reduction: Insights from Africa and Asia, edited by Esther Mwangi, Helen Markelova, and Ruth Meinzen-Dick.
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.
Some of the main lessons from the book have been distilled into a new IFPRI Issue Brief, which is now available for for download here. More information about the full book, and the project out of which it emerged, is available here.