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Social Capital and Social Cohesion Measurement Toolkit for Community-Driven Development Operations

Mercy Corps
Mercy Corps
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Technical Guidance | Tools & Manuals

The purpose of this toolkit is to facilitate the measurement of social capital and social cohesion, particularly in the context of evaluating Community-Driven Development programs in settings affected by fragility, conflict, migration, and forced displacement. The toolkit is designed to measure the multiple underlying dimensions of each concept while also being easy to use by evaluators and researchers. The toolkit contains two core data collection tools: 1) a set of 15 survey questions that measure the conceptually relevant dimensions of social capital and social cohesion, and 2) a qualitative contextualization guide that can be used to adapt the survey module to a particular evaluation context.