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Title Decentralization and the social economics of development : lessons from Kenya / edited by Christopher B. Barrett, Andrew G. Mude, John M. Omiti
Published Cambridge, MA : CABI, [2007]
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Description 1 online resource (x, 230 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents Decentralization and the social economics of development: an overview of concepts and evidence from Kenya / Christopher B. Barrett, Andrew G. Mude and John M. Omiti -- A qualitative analysis of success and failure factors of agricultural cooperatives in central Kenya / James Karanja Nyoro and Isaac Komo Ngugi -- Institutional incompatibility and deregulation: explaining the dismal performance of Kenya's coffee cooperatives / Andrew G. Mude -- Decentralization, community-based organizations and access to agricultural extension services in eastern Kenya / Godiah L. Mugunieri and John M. Omiti -- Access to and willingness to pay for agricultural extension in western Kenya / Elizabeth Nambiro and John M. Omiti -- Decentralization of pastoral resources management and its effects on environmental degradation and poverty: experience from northern Kenya / Kioko Munyao and Christopher B. Barrett -- Linkages between community, environmental, and conflict management: experiences from northern Kenya / Guyo O. Haro, Godana J. Doyo and John G. McPeak -- The unfulfilled promise of microfinance in Kenya: the KDA experience / Sharon M. Osterloh and Christopher B. Barrett -- The effects of farmer community group participation on rural livelihoods in Kenya / David M. Amudavi -- On economic transfers through social networks in Kenya's smallholder sector / Heidi Hogset
Summary Examining the successes, failures, possibilities and limitations of efforts across rural Kenya, this book analyses the socioeconomic and institutional prerequisites for decentralization, and the role of community groups and producer organizations in reducing poverty and promoting empowerment
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Decentralization in government -- Kenya.
Rural development -- Kenya.
Kenya -- Economic conditions.
Kenya -- Social conditions.
Form Electronic book
Author Barrett, Christopher B. (Christopher Brendan)
Mude, Andrew G.
Omiti, John.
ISBN 1845932706 (NetLibrary e-ISBN)
9781845932701 (NetLibrary e-ISBN)