Prove it – Measuring the effect of neighbourhood renewal on local people (2000)

The handbook briefly explains ‘social capital’ and strives to incorporate it into a framework for evaluation. Appendix 1 presents a synopsis of key thinkers in the field ‘Bluff your way in social capital’. Appendix 2 presents indicators for measuring aspects of social capital.

The ‘doing’ section includes a checklist for sustainable communities; a list of local data sources; suggested numbers to survey in small populations; different survey methods; and ways of communicating the findings by Perry Walker, Julie Lewis, Sanjiv Lingayah and Florian Sommer (New Economics Foundation; Groundwork; Barclays Bank)

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