Table 4. Average ratings and trends in key variables that influence collaboration and social learning.

Variable Machubeni Nqabara Riemvasmaak
Trust building 5 ↑ 4 ↑ 2 --
       
Groups of common interest 3 -- 4 ↑ 5 ↑
       
Economic or other incentives for collective action 3 ↑ 3 ↑ 1 --
       
Security of tenure over the resources of concern 4 -- 4 -- 4 ↓
       
A perceived value in sharing information 4 -- 4 ↑ 5--
       
A willingness to engage in collaborative decision making 4 ↑ 4 ↑ 3 ↑
       
Sufficient funding to enable practical action and experimentation 4-- 3 ↑ 4 ↓
       
Social networks that allow effective information flow 3 -- 4 ↑ 4 ↓
       
Effective local leadership/ ‘honest broker’ 4 ↑ 4 ↑ 3 --

↑ Indicates improvement in the variable over time, ↓ Indicates a decline in the variable over time, -- Indicates no change in the variable over time