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Institutions - Social capital
Participatory institutional development
Much emphasis has been paid in development literature to the importance of capital: natural, man-made and human capital. Yet little attention has been given to its fourth dimension: social capital. According to this article, social capital theory aims at developing propositions about the conditions under which governments and communities can cooperate to achieve common ends. It states that horizon... more
English: http://www.fao.org/sd/PPdirect/PPan0012.htm

Institutions - Social capital
The dynamics of conserving movable property in Western Province, Zambia
This paper aims to stimulate policy and scientific discussion on savings options and decisions of rural people in Africa and what might be considered the various social-spatial, ecological, economic and cultural determinants and dimensions of such options and decisions. It is based on a one-month field research visit to Western Province in the period March-April 1997.
English: http://www.fao.org/sd/PPdirect/PPan0013.htm

People - Participation
Perspectives on informal rural finance
According to this paper, it is of vital importance to study the kinds of strategies or coping mechanisms the rural poor employ to deal with their situation, particularly in areas with marginal natural and economic resource bases ("disadvantaged areas"). Strategies with regard to saving, borrowing and insurance deserve special attention, because these mechanisms are crucial elements of survival and... more
English: http://www.fao.org/sd/PPdirect/PPan0015.htm

People - Participation
FAO People's Participation Programme
This paper presents in detail the FAO People's Participation Programme (PPP). The programme has demonstrated that participation is possible when the poor form small self-help groups that allow them to pool resources in pursuit of their own objectives. PPP projects have been implemented in 12 countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America, with over 13 000 active participants and some 80 000 benefici... more
English: http://www.fao.org/sd/PPdirect/PPre0004.htm
French: http://www.fao.org/sd/FRdirect/PPre0005.htm
Spanish: http://www.fao.org/sd/SPdirect/PPre0006.htm

People - Participation
The group enterprise book
This book shows in simple illustrated steps how small enterprises can be developed and run by small groups in rural communities using a participative approach. It is intended for use by Group Promoters (or GPs), extension workers and other rural development staff to help existing groups to set up and run their enterprises. The publication is available in Arabic, English, French and Spanish.
English: http://www.fao.org/sd/PPdirect/PPre0018.htm
French: http://www.fao.org/sd/FRdirect/PPre0018.htm
Spanish: http://www.fao.org/sd/SPdirect/PPre0018.htm

People - Participation
An inter-agency initiative to better understand Sustainable Livelihoods Approaches (SLA) and their usefulness for our work
An inter-agency (FAO, WFP, IFAD, UNDP, DFID) initiative on "Operationalizing Participatory Ways of Applying Sustainable Livelihoods Approaches (SLA)" was launched in the fall of 1999. The core message of SL approaches is that the livelihoods of poor people must be at the centre of any strategy for poverty reduction. This paper discusses SL approaches and rural development and provides an overview... more
English: http://www.fao.org/sd/PPdirect/PPre0069.htm

People - Participation
The participation of disadvantaged people in development projects: An approach to the problem
French: http://www.fao.org/sd/FRdirect/PPan0002.htm

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