The formation of community-based organizations: an analysis of a quasi-experiment in Zimbabwe

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The formation of community-based organizations: an analysis of a quasi-experiment in Zimbabwe

Type: Article / Letter to editor
Title: The formation of community-based organizations: an analysis of a quasi-experiment in Zimbabwe
Author: Barr, A.Dekker, M.Fafchamps, M.
Journal Title: World Development
Volume: 66
Start Page: 131
End Page: 153
Pages: 23
Issue Date: 2015
Keywords: Community participation
organizations
social networks
Zimbabwe
Abstract: Previous analyses of the formation and composition of community-based organizations (CBOs) have used cross section data. So, causal inference has been compromised. We obviate this problem by using data from a quasi-experiment in which villages were formed by government officials selecting and clustering households. Our findings are as follows: CBO co-memberships are more likely between geographically proximate households and less likely between early and late settlers, members of female-headed households are not excluded, in poorer villages CBO co-membership networks are denser and, while wealthier households may have been instrumental in setting up CBOs, poorer households engage shortly afterward.
Uri: http://hdl.handle.net/1887/28860
Handle: http://hdl.handle.net/1887/28860
 

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