This report describes the activities of the project in exploring social capital in selected pilot communities using a case study approach. The case studies were designed to explore in detail how social capital and social relations operated within the livelihoods of richer and poorer households and how these relations affected access to assets (particularly natural resources) and influenced practices.
The report begins by examining the concept and definitions of social capital and issues in its measurement, then discusses the research questions and approaches and issues in the case studies design before presenting the main findings and conclusions.
Martin, A.M., Sanginga, P.C. and Kamugisha, R.N. 2004. Methodology for social capital, gender and livelihood analysis. Annex C of the Final Technical Report for project R7856, ‘Strengthening social capital for improving policies and decision-making in NRM’. Kampala, Uganda: CIAT - African Highlands Initiative. 64 pp.