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Community Development from the Lens of Social Capital: A Sociological Study of Rupa Rural Municipality of Kaski, Nepal

1Social Science and Education, Nepal Open University, Lalitpur, Nepal


American Journal of Rural Development. 2021, Vol. 9 No. 1, 1-8
DOI: 10.12691/ajrd-9-1-1
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Shukra R. Subedi. Community Development from the Lens of Social Capital: A Sociological Study of Rupa Rural Municipality of Kaski, Nepal. American Journal of Rural Development. 2021; 9(1):1-8. doi: 10.12691/ajrd-9-1-1.

Correspondence to: Shukra  R. Subedi, Social Science and Education, Nepal Open University, Lalitpur, Nepal. Email: shukrarajsubedi.np@gmail.com

Abstract

Social trust and social networks are a common and more valuable phenomenon for the development activities of the rural community in the context of Nepal. However, the development activities of the community are not well perceived from the lens of social trust and social network as it is essential to sustain the development activities. Considering the landscape of social trust and social networks, this study focuses on the situation and effect of social trust and social networks on the development activities at the Rupa Rural Municipality in Kaski. The purpose of this study was to explain the situation of social trust and social networks and also explore interconnection with community-level development interventions. Employing a phenomenological qualitative research design, the primary informations were collected through indepth interviews and recorded informations were transcribed, coded, decoded, analyzed and interpreted. The major thematic aspects such as social trust and social networks of community development have linked with relevant theories. The finding indicate that the development activities of community with their desire and having social trust are found successful. The social networks have played further connective role by interlinking development aspects at community level for sustaining the intervetions of community development. Though the study is limited to Rupa Rural Municipality, it has established the importance of social trust and social networks for community development.

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