Strengthening Social Capital to Enhance Participation In Public Sector




Social capital strengthening, Participation, Accountability, Village fund management


At the end of the 20th century, there was a significant movement to increase public participation in policy formulation, implementation and evaluation in developing countries.  Participation keeps community life vital and public institutions to be accountable.  When people feel that their participation in development has important value, the quality, effectiveness and efficiency of development will be increased. Therefore, the government should concern to promote  public participation in the development program  that can be enhance accountability This research was conducted in the coastal villages Takalar District South Sulawesi, Indonesia, using a case study approach with a qualitative descriptive analysis method.  This research was explore social capital can enhance coastal communities participation in public fund management.  By using in-depth interviews and focus group discussions, the study found that strategies that can be used by the government to increase community participation is to strengthening social capital in the community.

Author Biography

Hasniati, Rabina Yunus, Hasanuddin University Makassar, Indonesia

Department of Administrative Science


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How to Cite

Yunus, H. R., & Sakaria, N. (2017). Strengthening Social Capital to Enhance Participation In Public Sector. Asian Journal of Applied Sciences, 5(2).