Harnessing and Guiding Social Capital for Rural Development

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The book suggests that social capital is a feature of the community in terms of its norms, mutual trust, reciprocal obligations, and social networks. When successful, development organizations can harness social capital and embody it in village or community organizations and guide these organizations to participate and engage in collective action for poverty alleviation and enhancement of community welfare. In this in-depth case study, the authors utilize varied quantitative and qualitative research methods, ...

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Overview

The book suggests that social capital is a feature of the community in terms of its norms, mutual trust, reciprocal obligations, and social networks. When successful, development organizations can harness social capital and embody it in village or community organizations and guide these organizations to participate and engage in collective action for poverty alleviation and enhancement of community welfare. In this in-depth case study, the authors utilize varied quantitative and qualitative research methods, including authropological research and the use of control villages for comparison. The authors also document the important of understanding history and culture for the process of harnessing social capital.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781403981967
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 11/27/2007
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 304
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Meet the Author

Shahrukh Rafi Khan is Visiting Professor of Economics, Mount Holyoke College. He has engaged in academic consulting for numerous international agencies including the UNDP and the World Bank.

Sajid Kazmi is Coordinator Advocacy, Sustainable Development Policy Institute, Islamabad.

Zeb Rifaqat is a Ph.D. Candidate in Anthropology, University of California, Santa Cruz.

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Table of Contents

List of Annexures ix

List of Tables x

Preface xi

Acknowledgments xvi

List of Abbreviations xviii

Glossary xix

Part I Background: Harnessing and Guiding Social Capital

1 Conceptual Issues: Harnessing and Guiding Social Capital 3

2 Empirical Applications of Social Capital to Growth, Poverty Alleviation, and Rural Development 17

3 Harnessing and Guiding Social Capital in Pakistan 29

Part II Case Study: Human Development Foundation, Pakistan

4 Cultural Context 45

5 HDF Interventions 65

6 Social Mobilization 85

7 Health 119

8 Education 133

9 Field Update 2001 145

10 Field Update 2006 159

11 Summary and Conclusion 179

Part III Harnessing Social Capital: Manual for the Field Researcher

12 Planning a Field Study to Assess the Role of Harnessing Social Capital for Rural Development 191

Appendix 12.1 Questionnaire for community organizations (CO), extended community, and control village households 203

Appendix 12.2 FGD questions on collective action for CO members 216

Appendix 12.3 FGD questions on collective action for non-CO members and control village communities 227

Appendix 12.4 Field strategy 233

Appendix 12.5 Terms of reference 234

Appendix 12.6 Survey design 236

Appendix 12.7 Proposed budget check-list 238

Notes 239

References 257

Index 273

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