Welcome to the Social Cohesion Hub

Note that this collaborative hub was only recently launched. The current version is only the starting point for a complete hub that will develop in the next months. Contribute content to increase your work’s visibility, connect with others and help the hub grow!

The togetherness of societies is not only intrinsically valuable, but it is also central to stable and peaceful societies, to the effectiveness of policies and to sustainable development. The Social Cohesion Hub is a collaborative platform that brings together knowledge and experiences on social cohesion, including different concepts, data, publications and projects in the field of development cooperation. Use the Hub to discover what social cohesion is, how it is measured and how projects aspire to foster it, and read recent academic and policy insights on the subject.

The #SoCoHub is a knowledge-sharing platform and, therefore, depends on your input. Contribute to the Hub by adding information about your own work on social cohesion here.

 
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Overview

Concepts

Concepts

Find out what social cohesion is by browsing varied concepts and definitions
Data

Data

Learn how to measure social cohesion and where to find data and indicators on it
Library

Library

Read academic and policy publications on social cohesion
Projects

Projects

Get to know projects from around the world that aim to strengthen social cohesion

Events

15.11.2021 - 17.11.2021

Trier, Germany (If necessary, the conference will be staged digitally)
Paul Ricœur on Collective Identities

Over the last four decades, the concept of collective identity has attracted considerable attention and generated extensive discussions in the various branches of philosophy, as well as in the human…

07.12.2021 - 07.12.2021

online
Social Cohesion Online Seminar Series - Social Cohesion in Situations of Fragility, Conflict and Violence: Evidence and Emerging Approaches

The Social Sustainability and Inclusion Global Practice at the World Bank and the Social Cohesion Team at the German Development Institute/Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE) cordially…

Recent publications

Ties that bind? Evidence of both unity and division in 18 African countries
Carolyn Logan, Aminatou Seydou, and Luyando Mutale Katenda
Policy paper (2020)

Ties that bind? Evidence of both unity and division in 18 African countries

Who gets involved? Insights on civic engagement in Africa and implications for fostering volunteerism
Carolyn Logan, Josephine Appiah-Nyamekye Sanny, and Kangwook Han
Policy paper (2021)

Who gets involved? Insights on civic engagement in Africa and implications for fostering volunteerism

‘All in this together’: Africans tolerant on ethnic, religious, national, but not sexual differences
Brian Howard
Policy paper (2020)

‘All in this together’: Africans tolerant on ethnic, religious, national, but not sexual differences

Explore the hub

graph_concept_The essentials of social cohesion: A literature review
Concept

The essentials of social cohesion: A literature review

SCORE South Sudan
Data

SCORE South Sudan

graph_publication_Religion, Peacebuilding, and Social Cohesion in Conflict-affected Countries
Library

Religion, Peacebuilding, and Social Cohesion in Conflict-affected Countries

Sport and Social Cohesion Lab (SSCL)
Project

Sport and Social Cohesion Lab (SSCL)