Youth Securing the Future: Final Evaluation
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Summary Youth Securing the Future facilitated capacity-building for youth in Kosovo to build a platform for positive change of attitudes, behaviors, and relationships that might otherwise lead to violence. Capacity building projects focused on tolerance and acceptance, education, and creating opportunities and building skills for unemployed youth.  The project targeted 26 schools in the municipalities of North and North-West […]

Social Cohesion
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Summary Investigators interested in developing a general theory of social cohesion are confronted with a complex body of work that involves various definitions of social cohesion, specialized literature on particular dimensions of social cohesion (e.g., membership turnover, organizational commitment, categorical identifications, interpersonal attachments, network structures), and lines of inquiry focused on the social cohesion of specific types of groups (e.g., […]

Defining and Measuring Social Cohesion
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Summary This research paper discusses social cohesion and its impact on social development and is organised into three main sections. Part 1 examines the literature on social cohesion, and identifies three different ‘families’ of usage and the empirical grounding of each. Part 2 presents a range of indicators that have been used to measure social cohesion. They vary significantly, according […]

The Nexus Between Violent Conflict, Social Capital and Social Cohesion: Case Studies From Cambodia and Rwanda
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June 11, 2014
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Summary There is growing empirical evidence that social capital contributes significantly to sustainable development. Sustainability is to leave future generations as many, or more, opportunities as we ourselves have had. Growing opportunity requires an expanding stock of capital. The traditional composition of natural capital, physical or produced capital, and human capital needs to be broadened to include social capital. […]

What are Social Norms? How are they Measured?

There are many possible reasons why population groups might engage in behaviors that are beneficial or harmful to children. Many of the reasons have to do with factors such as the physical environment in which they live or their economic status. These may determine, for example, their access to health and other services or the […]

Compilation of Tools for Measuring Social Cohesion, Resilience, and Peacebuilding

Summary This document contains a compilation of sample survey questions that can be used as a reference when developing data collection tools to measure PBEA programme outcomes linked to social cohesion, resilience and peacebuilding. The pool of sample questions is drawn from validated studies that organizations, academic institutions and UN agencies have utilized in their […]