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TheWorld Bank and social capital: Lessons from ten rural development projects in the Phillipines and Mexico

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    Social capital is widely recognized as one of the few sources of capital available to the poor, yet the processes by which development policies a¡ect the accumulation of that social capital are not well understood. TheWorld Bank, through its funding of development projects, affects the institutional environments for the accumulation of such social capital. The question is how to determine whether that institutional context is enabling, and to what degree. This paper compares ten recent World Bank-funded rural development projects in Mexico and the Philippines to explore how the processes of project design and implementation in£uence the institutional environments for the accumulation of horizontal, vertical, and intersectoral forms of pro-poor social capital. The findings have conceptual and policy implications for understanding the political dynamics of creating enabling environments for social capital accumulation by the poor.

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    Paper provided by Center for Global, International and Regional Studies, UC Santa Cruz in its series Center for Global, International and Regional Studies, Working Paper Series with number qt1vj8v86j.

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    1. Fox, Jonathan A, 1997. "Transparency for Accountability: Civil Society Monitoring of Multilateral Development Bank Anti-Poverty Projects," Center for Global, International and Regional Studies, Working Paper Series qt4d15c1qg, Center for Global, International and Regional Studies, UC Santa Cruz.
    2. Fox, Jonathan, 1996. "How does civil society thicken? the political construction of social capital in rural Mexico," World Development, Elsevier, vol. 24(6), pages 1089-1103, June.
    3. Fox, Jonathan A, 1996. "Local Governance and Citizen Participation: Social Capital and Enabling Policy Environments," Center for Global, International and Regional Studies, Working Paper Series qt5c524868, Center for Global, International and Regional Studies, UC Santa Cruz.
    4. Jonathan Fox, 1997. "POLICY ARENA: The World Bank and social capital: contesting the concept in practice," Journal of International Development, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., vol. 9(7), pages 963-971.
    5. Woolcock, Michael & Narayan, Deepa, 2000. "Social Capital: Implications for Development Theory, Research, and Policy," World Bank Research Observer, World Bank Group, vol. 15(2), pages 225-49, August.
    6. Fox, Jonathan A, 1997. "The World Bank and Social Capital: Contesting the Concept in Practice," Center for Global, International and Regional Studies, Working Paper Series qt6764j1h0, Center for Global, International and Regional Studies, UC Santa Cruz.
    7. Fox, Jonathan A & Aranda, Josefina, 1996. "Decentralization and Rural Development in Mexico: Community Participation in Oaxaca's Municipal Funds Program," Center for Global, International and Regional Studies, Working Paper Series qt5jk3b9gt, Center for Global, International and Regional Studies, UC Santa Cruz.
    8. Fox, Jonathan A, 1995. "Governance and Development in Rural Mexico: State Intervention and Public Accountability," Center for Global, International and Regional Studies, Working Paper Series qt5x30d611, Center for Global, International and Regional Studies, UC Santa Cruz.
    9. Fox, Jonathan A, 1994. "Targeting the Poorest: The Role of the National Indigenous Institute in Mexico's National Solidarity Program," Center for Global, International and Regional Studies, Working Paper Series qt1cp0w33z, Center for Global, International and Regional Studies, UC Santa Cruz.
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    1. Wouter Groot & Haranath Tadepally, 2008. "Community action for environmental restoration: a case study on collective social capital in India," Environment, Development and Sustainability, Springer, vol. 10(4), pages 519-536, August.
    2. Murray-Prior, Roy B., 0. "Are Farmers in the Transitional Economies Likely to Benefit from Forming Collaborative Marketing Groups?," BANWA Agribusiness and Management Issues, University of the Philippines Mindanao.
    3. Solome Kiribakka Bakeera & George Pariyo & Max Petzold & Sandro Galea & Wamala SP, 2012. "Associations between Socioeconomic Factors and Social Capital amongst Child Caregivers in Eastern Uganda," Review of Economics & Finance, Better Advances Press, Canada, vol. 2, pages 51-62, February.

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