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DevInc – Locals dealing with Developmental Incomes. An updated approach combining Anthropology of Economics and Social Economy (West & Central Africa).

Units : Center of Cultural Anthropology | ULB415

Description :

This research project focuses on Development Incomes (DI), namely on financial amounts drawn from the exploitation of natural
resources and allocated to riverine communities with a view to invest in sustainable development. The major objective is to assess
social and economic impacts generated by DI projects which are financed by private companies from the sectors of mining, forestry and
ecotourism in West and Central Africa.

Firstly, the research aims at knowing better about local strategies vis-à-vis DI, either at the level of household budgets or
at that of DI management committees. Then, relying on the inputs from Anthropology of Economics and Social Economy as well as on
the collaboration of local actors, researchers will tackle the construction of locally sound criteria/indicators of development and
well-being. Apprehending development policy making through such a dynamic interplay with the communities will contribute to adapt
policy practice.
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List of persons in charge :

  • COGELS Serge

  • JOIRIS Véronique

List of lessors :

  • Fonds associés (toutes subventions, y compris la Loterie Nat.)

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