About Collectives and Commons

The sustainability of collective enterprises depends on their contribution to economic and social values in a balanced manner. This is possible when all stakeholders collaborate in the overall value chain in order to meet individual aspirations and livelihood security requirements. It is, therefore, important to establish a level playing field for fair transactions, and efficient management and good governance practices across the value chain. The centre envisages conducting value chain scoping studies for collective enterprises at multiple levels for significantly enhancing the livelihoods of the poor and marginalised. The broad themes proposed to be pursued at this centre are: Participatory Governance and Management of Collective Enterprises; Promotion of Structures for significant Value Addition and Market Integration to ensure sustainability.