Source: Author 6.0 Social Capital in Economic Development We shall now see how social capital affects local economic development. For examining this relationship, we need to consider both micro and macro forces. 6.01 Micro factors – are those special ties and networks among residents and it is useful in differentiating between intra community ties (integration) and extra community ties (autonomy). Both types of social capital may improve the prospects for local economic development. Intra community ties are beneficial because they allow individuals to draw on the social resources in their community and increase the likelihood that the community will be able to address adequately, the collective concerns in their community.
Macro social work promotes human development and social justice through work with communities and organizations. It comprises of a wide variety of knowledge and skills that enables workers to lead and contribute to highly performing public and private sector organizations that focuses on the critical social issues with diverse population. As such “diverse population is a variety of people which include several characteristic against what one may deem as the norm or majority.” Macro social work is centered on investigation of larger scales to social problems and for the development and implementation of social interventions that aim at effecting positive change at the community, state, and national levels (Birkenmaier and Berg-Weger 2007). Macro practice draws from theoretical foundation and at the same time contributes to development of new theory. Macro practices goes beyond individual interventions, but are often based on needs, problems, issues, and concerns.
The aspirations from Bourdieu in this issues mainly concerns three interrelated concepts: capital, habitus and field. Capital, in Bourdieu theory, is defined as an accumulated labour, or a kind of power embodied not only in economic but also in cultural, social and symbolic forms. Capital is related to the notion of habitus and field that are important to understand how actors strive for and gain access to health (Bourdieu 1984:86). Habitus is a concept that seeks to explain the dispositions that influence individuals to become who they are, condition of existence, everyday activities that display their relationship with society. It also explains how the body is present in the social world as well as social world present in the body (Bourdieu 1984:86 as cited in Reay 2004).
In other words, its mission was to help with the expansion of the economy, the development of employment but also to contribute to the improvement of the standard of living of the citizens. 5. The ECSC i. Institutions Different institutions were set up by the ECSC Treaty. Indeed, it established a High Authority, an Assembly, a Council of Ministers and a Court of Justice.
These students live in the same country, understand the culture in a better way and serve as the vital link between the community and Indego Africa. This would help them in clearly defining the training program, its intended benefits and also measuring the progress of the training program. Indego Africa should also engage the government and the Rwandan public as a stakeholder. The government is a stakeholder not just because of the grants and aid it provides, but because of the constructive role it has to play. By gaining support of the government and the public, Indego Africa can create a better and a wider social impact.
Literacy is ability to read, write, and speak in a way that allow you to communicate effectively. It is an important things to have in today’s society. It enables us to better understand our environment and achieve personal success in our lives.It has a wide range of benefits for economis, social, and political development of a country. This is demonstrated through frederick Douglass’s slave narrative. He had a strong determination to learn and write.
Kahn’s (1995) approach to the sustainable development theory is consistent with the modern day development techniques of Europe 2020 priorities; smart growth, sustainable growth and inclusive growth. The adoption of some innovative strategies such as the utilisation of renewable energy as an integral part of the energy mix could result in growth of the economy, which will eventually trickle down to the poor or extend to the rural or disadvantaged areas of the country. The social sustainability generally explains the idea of equity among the people, empowerment, participation, accessibility and institutional stability. It seeks to ensure a good standard of living in the country by alleviating poverty. Environmental sustainability seeks to explain the ways in which exploitation and utilisation of the natural resources will not be made to negatively affect the environment or the health of human beings (Kahn 1995).