ARI Abstracts Paper B.

Paper B. - Social Capital in the Alleviation of Urban Poverty…Methods for its Formation and use in the Inner City Context

There are substantial practices and arguments that suggest and substantiate the importance of social capital for pro-poor development outcomes. This paper examines these arguments by reviewing various interventions in Kingston’s poor inner city areas.

The evidence suggests that violence and social exclusion contribute to deformed relationships. This in part is characterised by low levels of trust, cooperation, volunteerism, community organisation, and a reduced capacity for meaningful actions and positive change. KRC’s work in inner city communities revolve around community organisation building. This is the basis for realising new ways of interacting and building capability to resolve initially small, but increasingly complex problems.

A thorough understanding of the realities of the communities, its residents, and the institutions therein must inform local interventions if they are to be meaningful and successful. Equally important is the recognition that these processes take time to evolve and strengthen, and progress can be varied and uneven.

The evidence from two state programmes validate these assertions, and help us to conclude that the formation and use of social capital is indispensable for sustained poverty reduction and realising strong development outcomes in the short to medium term.

KRC’s presentation (internal) to Cornwall Metropolitan Centre

KRC’s presentation (internal) to Cornwall Metropolitan Centre – Rutgers Newark Campus on “Alleviating Urban Poverty – the Jamaican Urban Po

Putting Policy into Practice

Putting Policy into Practice - Innovative Action to Address Poverty n Complex Urban Areas (2003)

Jamaica Urban Poverty Project

Jamaica Urban Poverty Project – Preparation of Strategic Plan Supporting the Revitalization of Jones Town Contract No. CNTR 955133

The Denham Town and Neighbouring Innercity Communities Renewal Project

The Denham Town and Neighbouring Innercity Communities Renewal Project – A joint venture of the Ministry of National Security and Justice and KRC

Implementing Habitat Agenda

Implementing Habitat Agenda – Jamaica Urban Poverty Project in Kingston Jamaica

Carib Explorer September 2010 issue

Carib Explorer September 2010 issue – Social Inclusion and Trust for Innercity Redevelopment

Department for International Development

Department for International Development, Kingston Restoration Company and Neighbourhood Iniatives Foundation 2001, Community Action Kit

KRC’S PUBLICATIONS

Publication references showcasing KRC’s work. Access to abstracts and full documents will be made available shortly.

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ARI Abstracts Paper A.

Paper A. - Enterprise Development Strategies in Urban Poverty Reduction… Exploring the Possibilities and Unlocking the Opportunities

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ARI Abstracts Paper B.

Paper B. - Social Capital in the Alleviation of Urban Poverty…Methods for its Formation and use in the Inner City Context

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ARI Abstracts Paper C.

The result is a cycle of disinvestment and decay linked to public and private poverty, which threatens livelihoods. These factors incubate crime a