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Ethnicity, capital formation, and conflict (English)

Ethnicity plays an ambiguous role in the great transformation. On the other hand, ethnicity creates: By providing inentives that organize the flow of resources across generations, it provides the capital for urban migration and the acquisition of skills for industrial employment. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 22838 SEP 30, 1999

Bates, Robert

Mapping and measuring social capital : a conceptual and empirical study of collective action for conserving and developing watersheds in Rajasthan, India (English)

Social capital is a popular current concept in the development literature and in development agencies. But is it real enough to be measured in the field and validated with reference to the achievement of desired outcomes of development programs? ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 22839 JUN 30, 1999

Krishna, Anirudh; Uphoff, Norman

Social capital, growth, and poverty : a survey of cross-country evidence (English)

This report surveys the major contributions to the rapidly growing empirical literature on social capital and economic performance, focusing primarily on cross-country approaches. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 22833 MAY 31, 1999

Knack,Stephen Disclosed

The initiative on defining, monitoring and measuring social capital : text of proposals approved for funding (English)

A growing body of evidence indicates that the size and density of social networks and institutions, and the nature of interpersonal interactions, significantly affect the efficiency and sustainability of development programs. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 29280 JUN 01, 1998

Social capital : the missing link? (English)

Sustainable development has been defined as a process whereby future generations receive as much capital per capita as--or more than--the current generation has available (Serageldin). ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 22829 APR 30, 1998

Grootaert, Christiaan