Understanding and Measuring Social Capital: A Multidisciplinary Tool for Practitioners, Volume 1

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Christiaan Grootaert, Thierry Van Bastelaer
World Bank Publications, 2002 - 304 pagina's
The importance of social capital for sustainable development is well understood. However, the impact of social capital is not easily quantified and to overcome this, the Social Capital Initiative at the World Bank attempts to contribute to this understanding by concentrating on how to measure social capital and its impact.This book details both the quantitative and qualitative approaches to the analysis of social capital. Also included is the Social Capital Assessment Tool which combines quantitative and qualitative instruments in order to measure social capital at the household, community, and organization levels. This tool can be downloaded from a CD-ROM which is included with this book.
 

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Pagina 18 - Actors do not behave or decide as atoms outside a social context, nor do they adhere slavishly to a script written for them by the particular intersection of social categories that they happen to occupy. Their attempts at purposive action are instead embedded in concrete, ongoing systems of social relations.
Pagina xi - Institutional Reform and the Informal Sector (IRIS) at the University of Maryland.
Pagina 18 - ... is less sweeping than either alternative argument, since networks of social relations penetrate irregularly and in differing degrees in different sectors of economic life, thus allowing for what we already know: distrust, opportunism, and disorder are by no means absent. The second is to insist that while social relations may indeed often be a necessary condition for trust and trustworthy behavior, they are not sufficient to guarantee these and may even provide occasion and means for malfeasance...
Pagina 82 - Washington, DC: The World Bank. Grootaert, C. and D. Narayan. 2000, 'Local Institutions, Poverty and Household Welfare in Bolivia', Local Level Institutions Working Paper No.9, Washington, DC: The World Bank.
Pagina 82 - ... Journal of Economics. Gragnolati, Michele and Marini, Alessandra. 2002. "Health and Poverty in Guatemala." Guatemala Poverty Assessment Report Technical Background Paper. The World Bank. Grandin, Greg. 2000. The Blood of Guatemala: A History of Race and Nation. Duke University Press. Grootaert, C. 1999. "Social Capital, Household Welfare and Poverty in Indonesia.
Pagina 267 - The success of an irrigation project depends largely on the active participation and cooperation of individual farmers. Therefore, a group such as a farmers' association should be organized, preferably at the farmers' initiative or if necessary, with initial government assistance, to help in attaining the objectives of the irrigation project.
Pagina 258 - The comparative study of rotating credit associations', Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute 94:201-29. 1995 'Women making money go round; ROSCAs revisited', in: Shirley Ardener and Sandra Burman (eds), Money-go-rounds; The importance of rotating savings and credit associations for women, pp.
Pagina 82 - Local Institutions, Poverty and Household Welfare in Bolivia', Local Level Institutions Working Paper No.9, Washington, DC: The World Bank. Grootaert , C.. Oh, G. and A. Swamy, 2000. 'Social Capital and Development Outcomes in Burkina Faso', Local Level Institutions Working Paper No.7, Washington.
Pagina 2 - Social capital is defined as the institutions, relationships, attitudes, and values that govern interactions among people and contribute to economic and social development.
Pagina 17 - As defined in this book, the social capital of a society consists of the institutions, relationships, attitudes, and values that govern interactions among people and contribute to economic and social development.

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