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Title:The urban poor and their willingness to participate in community development: the case study of Addis Ababa
Author:Kassahun, SamsonISNI
Year:2011
Periodical:Eastern Africa Social Science Research Review (ISSN 1027-1775)
Volume:27
Issue:1
Period:January
Pages:67-84
Language:English
Notes:biblio. refs.
Geographic terms:Ethiopia
Northeast Africa
Subjects:community development
urban households
poverty
Economics, Commerce
Urban poor
Infrastructure (Economics)
Addis Ababa (Ethiopia)
External link:http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/eastern_africa_social_science_research_review/v027/27.1.kassahun.pdf
Abstract:Community-based development strategies are gaining credibility and acceptance in development circles. In parallel, the concept of social capital and the role of supportive nongovernmental organizations are receiving attention as key catalytic elements in encouraging and assisting community-based initiatives. In this paper, the willingness of households to participate in community development has been examined. Through a multivariate analysis using 497 households in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, the author assessed how social capital dimensions and socioeconomic characteristics of the households are related to willingness of the household to participate in community development. Willingness is highly associated with increased participation in local associations; trust in the community and pattern of reciprocity among inhabitants. These findings provide qualified support that considering these local associations in partnership could bring sustainability in urban development. Bibliogr., notes, sum. [Journal abstract]
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