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

TitleThe formation of community-based organizations : an analysis of a quasi-experiment in Zimbabwe
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2015
AuthorsA. Barr, M. Dekker, and M. Fafchamps
Secondary TitleWorld development
Volume66
Pagination131 - 153
Date Published2015
Publication Languageeng
Keywordscommunity 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.

IR handle/ Full text URLhttp://hdl.handle.net/1887/28860
Citation Key6588