Table 2. Evolution of the physical capital in the two sampled villages.


Asset of physical capital Indicator Gouté Djémiong Contributors
1995 2008 1995 2008
state of the road according to villagers’ perceptions poor average average average logging company, international funds
Transportation means Daily opportunities to travel (by bus, car, motorbikes) 2 10 10 30 state, private operators
Access to drinkable water Number of operating water pumps 0 0 0 1 state
Dispensary Availability of medicines and presence of nursing staff 0 0 0 0  
School Number of teachers 0 0 1 3 self-funding, state
Electricity Number of (working) generators 0 3 0 2 self-funding, elites
state of personal houses % of houses with an iron roof 32% 41% 10% 12% self-funding
Communication means Number of radio stations 4 5 4 5 council
Shops Number of (open) shops 1 3 2 8 self-funding
Trade Number of markets per week 0 0 0 0  
Equipment 1 Number of (working) chainsaws 0 1 0 8 self-funding, elites
Equipment 2 Number of (working) motorbikes 0 6 1 10 self-funding
Equipment 3 Number of rifles  1 10  self-funding
Access to credit Number of funding organizations 0 1 0 0 state
Leisure 1 Existence of a soccer field No No Yes Yes  
Leisure 2 Number of (working) satellite dishes 1 3 0 3 self-funding, logging company