Harnessing and Guiding Social Capital for Rural Development

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Format: Hardcover
Pub. Date: 11/15/2007
Publisher(s): Palgrave Macmillan
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The book suggests that social capital is a feature of the community in terms of their norms, mutual trust, reciprocal obligations, and social networks. When successful, development organizations can harness the social capital and embody it in village or community organizations and subsequently guide these organizations to participate and engage in collective action for poverty alleviation and enhancing community welfare.For our in-depth case study, we utilize varied quantitative and qualitative research methods, including anthropological research and the use of control villages for comparison.The authors also document the importance of understanding history and culture for the process of harnessing social capital.

Author Biography

Shahrukh Rafi Khan is Visiting Professor of Economics, Mount Holyoke College.
Sajid Kazmi is Coordinator Advocacy, Sustainable Development Policy Institute, Islamabad.
Zeb Rifaqat is a Ph.D. Candidate in Anthropology, University of California, Santa Cruz.


Table of Contents

List of Annexuresp. ix
List of Tablesp. x
Prefacep. xi
Acknowledgmentsp. xvi
List of Abbreviationsp. xviii
Glossaryp. xix
Background: Harnessing and Guiding Social Capital
Conceptual Issues: Harnessing and Guiding Social Capitalp. 3
Empirical Applications of Social Capital to Growth, Poverty Alleviation, and Rural Developmentp. 17
Harnessing and Guiding Social Capital in Pakistanp. 29
Case Study: Human Development Foundation, Pakistan
Cultural Contextp. 45
HDF Interventionsp. 65
Social Mobilizationp. 85
Healthp. 119
Educationp. 133
Field Update 2001p. 145
Field Update 2006p. 159
Summary and Conclusionp. 179
Harnessing Social Capital: Manual for the Field Researcher
Planning a Field Study to Assess the Role of Harnessing Social Capital for Rural Developmentp. 191
Questionnaire for community organizations (CO), extended community, and control village householdsp. 203
FGD questions on collective action for CO membersp. 216
FGD questions on collective action for non-CO members and control village communitiesp. 227
Field strategyp. 233
Terms of referencep. 234
Survey designp. 236
Proposed budget check-listp. 238
Notesp. 239
Referencesp. 257
Indexp. 273
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