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World Bank Environmentally and Socially Sustainable Development Network

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Works: 63 works in 85 publications in 1 language and 1,396 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  Case studies 
Classifications: QH75.A1, 333.95
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Local institutions, poverty and household welfare in Bolivia by Christiaan Grootaert( file )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 33 libraries worldwide
Local institutions, poverty and household welfare in Bolivia by Christiaan Grootaert( Book )
4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 23 libraries worldwide
July 2001 Social capital--including membership in an association such as an agrarian syndicate--reduces the probability of being poor in Bolivia. The returns to household investment in social capital are generally greater for the poor than for the rich, and greater for households with little land than for those with more land. Returns to such membership for Bolivia's poorest exceed returns to education and other assets. Grootaert and Narayan empirically estimate the impact of social capital on household welfare in Bolivia - where they found 67 different types of local associations. They focus on household memberships in local associations as being especially relevant to daily decisions that affect household welfare and consumption. On average, households belong to 1.4 groups and associations: 62 percent belong to agrarian syndicates, 16 percent to production groups, 13 percent to social service groups, and 10 percent to education and health groups. Smaller numbers belong to religious and government groups. Agrarian syndicates, created by government decree in 1952, are now viewed mainly as community-initiated institutions to manage communal resources. They have been registered as legal entities to work closely with municipalities to represent the interests and priorities of local people in municipal decisionmaking. The effects of social capital operate through (at least) three mechanisms: sharing of information among association members; the reduction of opportunistic behavior; and better collective decisionmaking. The effect of social capital on household welfare was found to be 2.5 times that of human capital. Increasing the average educational endowment of each adult in the household by one year (about a 25-percent increase) would increase per capita household spending 4.2 percent; a similar increase in the social capital endowment would increase spending 9 to 10.5 percent. They measured social capital along six dimensions: density of memberships, internal heterogeneity of associations (by gender, age, education, religion, etc.), meeting attendance, active participation in decisionmaking, payment of dues (in cash and in kind), and community orientation. The strongest effect came from number of memberships. Active membership in an agrarian syndicate is associated with an average 11.5 percent increase in household spending. Membership in another local association is associated with a 5.3-percent higher spending level. Empirical results partly confirm the hypothesis that social capital provides long-term benefits such as better access to credit and a higher level of trust in the community as a source of assistance in case of need. This paper--a joint product of the Social Development Department and the Poverty Division, Poverty Reduction and Economic Management Network--is part of a larger effort in the Bank to understand better the role of local institutions, and social capital in general, for poverty reduction. The authors may be contacted at cgrootaert@worldbank.org or dnarayan@worldbank.org
Culture and sustainable development : a framework for action by Kreszentia Duer( Book )
2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
Issues and options for improving engagement between the World Bank and civil society organization ( Book )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
New opportunities for development : the desertification convention ( Book )
2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Social capital and poverty by Paul Collier( Book )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
The Initiative on defining, monitoring and measuring social capital : overview and program description ( Book )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Understanding and measuring social capital : a synthesis of findings and recommendations from the Social Capital Initiative by Christiaan Grootaert( Book )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Ethnicity, capital formation, and conflict by Robert H Bates( Book )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Social capital : the missing link? by Christiaan Grootaert( Book )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Getting things done in an anti-modern society : social capital networks in Russia by Richard Rose( Book )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
BPXC's operations in Casanare, Colombia : factoring social concerns into development decisionmaking by Aidan Davy( Book )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Social development update : making development more inclusive and effective ( Book )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Social assessment of the Azerbaijan national environmental action plan : a focus on community responses to the Caspian Sea environmental disaster by Ayșe Kudat( Book )
2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Clean and efficient energy at a glance ( Book )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Participatory country assistance strategy in Colombia : a case study by Jairo Arboleda( Book )
2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Social capital, growth and poverty : a survey of cross-country evidence by Stephen F Knack( Book )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
From action to impact : the Africa region's rural strategy ( Book )
2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
New paths to social development : community and global networks in action by World Summit for Social Development and Beyond: Achieving Social Development for All in a Globalizing World( Book )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
 
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