Economic Development, Institutions, and Technique Change:Intensification of Cattle-Feeding Techniques By The Giriama of Kenya's Coast Province

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1996
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Kimberly A.S
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In order to strengthen economic development policy, a broad definition of economic development is offered: the mutually reinforcing increase in collective institution-building and individual ends-meeting capacities. A conceptual framework based on this definition is presented that unites into a cohesive whole concepts from literature on economic development, technique change, and collective action. The framework is focused on the institution-building capacity of a group of resource users and the ends-meeting capacities of the group's members. The elements of the framework are: extra-local factors such as national policy; physical-technical factors; the characteristics of the broader local social system; the characteristics of the resource-user group; the group's institutional regime; and short-term patterns of interaction and production.
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