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PLA Notes CD-ROM 1988-2001 6 Social network analysis, social capital and their policy implications

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Document begins: PLA Notes CD-ROM 1988­2001 6 Social network analysis, social capital and their policy implications Marion Gibbon and Durga Pokhrel Introduction Manufactured community capital: the physical infrastructure of a community. Financial capital is The quality of relationships among and between turned into manufactured capital by the public or people is an important factor to consider when private sector. working to promote strong and resilient neighbourhoods or communities. The quality of · Human capital: `Human capital includes these relationships is known as `social capital'. individual capacity, training, human health, This paper describes how the relatively new values and leadership. Human capital participatory approach of social network analysis includes non-formal skills associated with (SNA) can be used to understand social capital, experience carrying out a particular task and and considers how strong social capital and social indigenous knowledge about an area. Health networks can influence policy at a local level. status and commitment are other aspects of human capital important for communities' (Butler Flora, 1997). The importance of social capital · Environmental capital: Environmental capital consists of air quality, water (including Social capital is an important concept, as it has the quantity and quality), soil, biodiversity and potential to improve neighbourhoods ...

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