Strengthening Social Capital to Enhance Participation In Public Sector
Keywords:Social capital strengthening, Participation, Accountability, Village fund management
AbstractAt the end of the 20th century, there was a significant movement to increase public participation in policy formulation, implementation and evaluation in developing countries.Â Participation keeps community life vital and public institutions to be accountable. Â 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 Â public participation in the development program Â 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.Â This research was explore social capital can enhance coastal communities participation in public fund management.Â 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.
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