They would like to thank Ruth Meinzen-Dick, Pamela Jagger, Kate Emans Sims, and the participants at the International Research and Policy Workshop on Collective Action and Property Rights for Poverty Reduction for their helpful comments and suggestions, and the Giorgio Ruffolo and Ziff fellowship programmes at Harvard. The article was written under a grant from the German Ministry for Economic Co-operation and Development (BMZ).
Collective Action and Property Rights for Poverty Reduction: A Review of Methods and Approaches
Article first published online: 1 APR 2009
© The Authors 2009. Journal compilation © 2009 Overseas Development Institute.
Development Policy Review
Volume 27, Issue 3, pages 307–331, May 2009
How to Cite
Mwangi, E. and Markelova, H. (2009), Collective Action and Property Rights for Poverty Reduction: A Review of Methods and Approaches. Development Policy Review, 27: 307–331. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-7679.2009.00448.x
- Issue published online: 1 APR 2009
- Article first published online: 1 APR 2009
- first submitted September 2008final revision accepted January 2009
- Poverty reduction;
- collective action;
- property rights;
- power relations
This article provides a review of literature on the relationship between poverty and the institutions of collective action and property rights, as outlined in the conceptual framework of Di Gregorio et al. (2008). Using the elements of the framework as a guide, it offers an overview of how researchers and practitioners identify and evaluate these concepts. The article emphasises the multidimensionality of poverty and the necessity of applying various approaches and tools to conceptualising and measuring it. In addition to highlighting the crucial role that institutions play in poverty reduction, it shows power relations and the political context to be of fundamental importance in poverty-related studies.