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Role of Social Capital in Development An Empirical Assessment

ISBN-10: 0521812917

ISBN-13: 9780521812917

Edition: 2002

Authors: Christiaan Grootaert, Thierry Van Bastelaer, Robert Puttnam

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In recent years the role of social capital - defined as the institutions and networks of relationships between people, and the associated norms and values - in programs of poverty alleviation and development has risen to considerable prominence. Although development practitioners have long suspected that social capital does affect the efficiency and quality of most development processes, this book is the first to provide the rigorous empirical results needed to confirm that impression and translate it into effective and informed policymaking. It is based on a large volume of newly collected data, relying equally on quantitative and qualitative research methodologies to establish new approaches for measuring social capital and its impact. The book documents the pervasive role of social capital in accelerating poverty alleviation and rural development, facilitating the provision of goods and services, and easing political transition and recovery from civil conflicts.
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Book details

List price: $129.00
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 8/15/2002
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 384
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.694
Language: English

Foreword
Introduction and overview
Social Capital at the Micro and Macro Levels: A Conceptual Discussion and Review
Social capital and poverty: a microeconomic perspective
Social capital, growth, and poverty: a survey of cross-country evidence
The Impact of Social Capital on Development
Mapping and measuring social capital through assessment of collective action to conserve and develop watersheds in Rajasthan
Social capital and the firm: evidence from agricultural traders in Madagascar
How do participation and social capital affect community-based water projects? Evidence from central Java, Indonesia
Does social capital increase participation in voluntary solid waste management? Evidence from Dhaka, Bangladesh
The Creation and Transformation of Social Capital
The impact of development assistance on social capital: evidence from Kenya
Induced social capital and federations of the rural poor in the Andes Anthony
Social capital and social cohesion: case studies from Cambodia and Rwanda Nat
Ethnicity, capital formation, and conflict: evidence from Africa
Measuring impact and drawing policy implications