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Interventions to promote social cohesion in sub-Saharan Africa

Elisabeth King, Cyrus Samii, Birte Snilstveit (2010)

Key facts

Journal/Publisher
Journal of Development Effectiveness
Type of publication
Journal article
Elements of social cohesion
Identity/feeling of belonging
Participation
Orientation towards the common good
Cooperation
Geographical focus
Sub-Saharan Africa
Main thematic areas
Social protection
Concept & measurement
Development cooperation

Summary

This article presents a synthetic review of impact evaluations examining the effectiveness of community-driven development (CDD) and curriculum interventions in improving social cohesion in sub-Saharan Africa. The review found weakly positive impacts of CDD and curriculum interventions on social cohesion outcomes, although only two findings were replicated across studies: one positive and one negative. Causal chain analysis of data on implementation and contextual factors relating to the CDD interventions found that broad and substantive participation was often lacking, suggesting the interventions have often not been carried out in accordance with the theory of

CDD.

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