Common pool resource

Similar term(s): CPR.


Common pool resources (CPR) are characterised by the difficulty of excluding actors from using them and the fact that the use by one individual or group means that less is available for use by others. (The latter point distinguishes CPR from pure public goods which exhibit both non excludability and non rivalry in consumption).

CPRs include some fisheries, irrigation systems and grazing areas.

Source: Livelihoods Connect Glossary 

Related words:

Open access resource - Public good


Español: Recursos de explotación común
Français: Ressources communes

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