About the Book
A key outcome of the World Bank Social Capital Initiative, this book focuses on indicators for monitoring and measuring social capital. The authors use case studies from several countries to illustrate social capital assessment techniques at both the household and community levels, and present a detailed Social Capital Assessment Tool.
This book is geared towards practitioners in the field, so casual readers may gloss over some of the more technical discussions of measurement. However, all readers will appreciate the first chapter’s overview of social capital, the case study findings, and the insightful annex discussions on the implications of social capital in delivering credit, water and sanitation services.
Grootaert, Christiaan, and Van Bastelaer, Thierry. Understanding and Measuring Social Capital: A Multidisciplinary Tool for Practitioners. World Bank Publications, 2002.