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Evaluation of social capital promotion in rural development programmes: a methodological approach


  • Pisani, Elena
  • Franceschetti, Giorgio


The academic literature makes evident that the main immaterial contribution of the LEADER approach (LA) consists in the promotion of social capital in rural areas. Therefore the insertion of LA in the framework of Rural Development Programmes (RDPs) should be considered as a powerful opportunity to promote rural development initiatives by means of a bottom-up methodology, much more focused on social relationships among local actors. These aspects open new opportunities also in terms of evaluations of RDPs and of LA, in the context of the already established Common Monitoring and Evaluation Framework (CMEF). The objective of this paper is to present a methodology for the definition of the Relative Index of Social Capital Promotion (RISCP) to be used in the ongoing evaluation of RDPs. The RISCP doesn’t represent an impact indicator, but it measures the potential social capital that could be promoted by means of the logic of intervention of selected measures of the RDPs.

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  • Pisani, Elena & Franceschetti, Giorgio, 2011. "Evaluation of social capital promotion in rural development programmes: a methodological approach," 122nd Seminar, February 17-18, 2011, Ancona, Italy 99582, European Association of Agricultural Economists.
  • Handle: RePEc:ags:eaa122:99582

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    1. Biagia De Devitiis & Antonio Lopolito & Ornella Wanda Maietta & Roberta Sisto, 2009. "Adozione di Innovazioni e Variabili Relazionali nelle Imprese del Comparto Biologico," Quaderni DSEMS 18-2009, Dipartimento di Scienze Economiche, Matematiche e Statistiche, Universita' di Foggia.
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    social capital; rural development programmes; evaluation; index; Agricultural and Food Policy; Z0;

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