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Social Capital

This section presents some evidence on the state of social capital in the country, i.e., the reach of existing groups, associations and networks that facilitate collective action. Six main types of groups/networks are identified, namely, those relating to farming, health, education, women, youth, credit and a residual category of “other” groups. The basic indicators consider the extent of participation of the population in any of these six main groups/networks over the previous year, any membership fees paid by the household to participate in these groups, and the frequency and attendance of meetings held by the group/network over the past three months.