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PLA Notes CD-ROM 1988-2001 23 Institution ranking and social mapping in rural Mongolia

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Document begins: PLA Notes CD-ROM 1988­2001 23 Institution ranking and social mapping in rural Mongolia Robin Mearns and D. Bayartsogt Introduction The method is simply to ask an individual or small group of informants to divide the pile of cards representing the whole community into A wide variety of institutions currently exist in progressively smaller piles, according to the rural Mongolia, following the dismantling of the pastoral collectives (negdel) and their partial different levels of local group identified by the replacement by various forms of joint stock and informant(s). limited liability companies and cooperatives (horshoo). Apart from these formal At each stage of subdivision, the household organisations, informal community institutions reference numbers marked on the cards are recorded. If relevant, the geographical locations exist. These are the main context in which of the group can be mapped. At the lowest pastoral livestock production is carried out. The level, where individual khot ail (herders' base question of what institutions will take over the functions of the former collectives is still very camps) are identified, other information was much open. PRA methods were used to try to gathered. This included genealogies to identify understand holders' perceptions of the various kinship relations between ...

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