This CAPRi sponsored workshop on methodologies was hosted by ICRAF near Nairobi. It gathered more than 40 researchers from CGIAR centers, national research partners, and external experts presenting theoretical work as well as case studies. The call for paper required submissions to address methodological aspect of collective action studies. Participants' discussions and working groups addressed these methodological aspects, examined strengths and weaknesses of different methodologies, investigated possible integration of approaches and provided guidelines for further research.
Papers presented at the conference are currently undergoing revision to be released as CAPRi working papers. The versions presented at the conference are accessible below as draft not for citation, since revision are expected.
Social relations & seed transactions: Small-scale farmers’ access to maize landraces in the central valleys of Oaxaca: Preliminary findings
by Lone B. Badstue, Mauricio R. Bellon, Xóchitl Juárez, Irma Manuel Rosas, and Ana María Solano (CIMMYT).
Quantitative analysis of collective action: Methodology and challenges
by Takeshi Sakurai (WARDA)
Collective action for grazing land management in crop-livestock mixed systems in the highlands of Northern Ethiopia
by Berhanu Gebremedhin, John Pender and Girmay Tesfay (ILRI/IFPRI). Socio-economics and Policy Research. working paper No.42. Nairobi, Kenya: International Livestock Research Institute.
The Importance of Social Capital in Colombian Rural Agro-Enterprises. Nancy Johnson, Ruth Suarez and Mark Lundy. CAPRi Working Paper 26. Washington DC: IFPRI. 2002.
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Understanding, measuring and utilizing social capital: Clarifying concepts and presenting a field application from India. Anirudh Krishna. CAPRi Working Paper 28. Washington DC: IFPRI. 2003.
Assessing the Factors Underlying Differences in Group Performance: Methodological Issues and Empirical Findings from the Highlands of Central Kenya. Frank Place, Gatarwa Kariuki, Justine Wangila, Patti Kristjanson, Adolf Makauki, And Jessica Ndubi. CAPRi Working Paper 25. Washington DC: IFPRI. 2002.
Methods for studying collective action in natural resource management: The case of community forestry in Nepal
by Bharat K Pokharel (Ministry of Forests and Soil Conservation, Nepal), Hemant R Ojha and Krishna Paudel (ForestAction, Nepal)
In pursuit of comparable concepts and data about collective action. Amy Poteete and Elinor Ostrom. CAPRi Working Paper 29. Washington DC: IFPRI. 2003.
Methods of concensus building for community based fisheries management in Bangladesh and the Mekong delta. Parvin Sultana and Paul Thompson. CAPRi Working Paper 30. Washington DC: IFPRI. 2003.
Cooperation, collective action and natural resources management in Burkina Faso: A Methodological Note. Nancy McCarthy, Céline Dutilly-Diané, and Boureima Drabo. CAPRi Working Paper 27. Washington DC: IFPRI. 2002.
A classroom experiment about common-pool resources and local environmental control
by James J. Murphy and Juan-Camilo Cardenas
Rethinking local commons dilemmas: Lessons from experimental economics in the field.
by Juan Camilo Cardenas. Forthcoming. In Jonathan Isham, Thomas Kelly and Sunder Ramaswamy, eds. Social capital, economic development and the environment, Edward Elgar Publishing. Spring 2002.