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Institutions - Social capital
Rural household income strategies and interactions with the local institutional environment: a methodological framework
This article reports on a research programme on rural household income strategies and interactions with the local institutional environment. Its focus on both the household and local institutions explores the income strategies of rural households and the manifold ways in which households - and members of the household - are linked to different institutional settings. The purpose of this pilot proj... more
English: http://www.fao.org/sd/ROdirect/ROan0021.htm

Institutions - Social capital
Institutions and organising practices: Conceptual discussion
This document presents a discussion of the ways in which institutions are defined in different debates on development issues. It argues that the study of institutions should be combined with the study of organising practices based on recent anthropological insights.
English: http://www.fao.org/sd/ROdirect/ROan0020.htm

Institutions - Social capital
Financing Economic Self-reliance and Member Participation in Farmer Organizations in Kenya
This paper focuses on the problem of mobilizing increased member capital within farmer co-operatives in Africa -with particular reference to Kenya's co-operative dairy and coffee sectors- and provides some observations regarding the strengths and weaknesses of various instruments for doing this within the Kenya context.
English: http://www.fao.org/sd/ROdirect/ROan0017.htm

Institutions - Social capital
Rural poverty: population dynamics, local institutions and access to resources
This discussion paper analyses two examples of changing institution-resource access relationships in Africa and Latin America. The Africa case highlights the resource endowments and problems associated with the participation of individuals in multiple institutions, whereas the Latin America case focuses on the changes in a sin... more
English: http://www.fao.org/sd/ROdirect/ROan0016.htm

Institutions - Social capital
Institutions - Public institutions
Decentralization process and traditional powers: typologies of policies
French: http://www.fao.org/sd/frdirect/ROan0014.htm

Institutions - Social capital
Challenges before cooperatives in South Asia - Building a comparative advantage
Cooperatives are currently facing a number of crises: crisis of capital, crisis of ideology, crisis of credibility and crisis of management. The question that the article intends to answer is: why cooperatives? This article was extracted from the study, "Cooperatives in the new environments: Role of the Registrar of Cooperative Societies in South Asia (Bangladesh, India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka)", ... more
English: http://www.fao.org/sd/rodirect/ROan0013.htm

Institutions - Social capital
Institutions - Public institutions
The state and the market: The missing link
This paper argues that the debate over state versus markets is leading to another discussion: the interaction between the market and the institutions of both civil society and the state.
English: http://www.fao.org/sd/rodirect/ROan0010.htm

Institutions - Social capital
Pastoral Livestock Development in Central Asia
According to this paper: "Economic restructuring has led to a fall in the living standards of herding families. The sudden end of state subsidies, the gradual disintegration of state and collective farms, and continuing production declines have worsened the conditions of the population - especially that of the vulnerable groups - and poverty and unemployment have become acute social problems."
English: http://www.fao.org/sd/rodirect/ROan0009.htm

Institutions - Social capital
The gender dimension in rural cooperatives
From a paper commissioned by FAO for the Centennial Meeting of the International Cooperative Alliance, Manchester, UK, September, 1995.The article address the questions why is female participation so low in cooperatives, especially in rural cooperatives, and how cooperatives can help women's integration by paying attention to their basic and strategic needs
English: http://www.fao.org/sd/rodirect/ROan0008.htm

Institutions - Social capital
Toward a new cooperative system in Viet Nam
The development of a genuine co-operative network is a long-term process. It requires a continuous participatory dialogue within the co-operative and group movement and with external agencies, that may provide assistance supplementary to internally mobilised resources.
English: http://www.fao.org/sd/rodirect/ROan0005.htm

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