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Discuss the possible role that social capital would play in good governance, economic development and social harmony of the nation.

Topic: Probity in Governance: Concept of public service; Philosophical basis of governance and probity; Information sharing and transparency in government, Right to Information, Codes of Ethics, Codes of Conduct, Citizen’s Charters, Work culture, Quality of service delivery, Utilization of public funds, challenges of corruption.

6. Discuss the possible role that social capital would play in good governance, economic development and social harmony of the nation. (250 words)

Reference:  Second administrative reforms Report

Why the question:

The question is about the role of social capital in achieving the goal of good governance, economic development and social harmony of the country.

Key Demand of the question:

One must discuss in detail the possible role that social capital would play in good governance, economic development and social harmony of the nation.

Directive:

Discuss – This is an all-encompassing directive – you have to debate on paper by going through the details of the issues concerned by examining each one of them. You have to give reasons for both for and against arguments.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction:

Briefly define the term social capital in the introduction. Social capital is a sense of belonging and the concrete experience of social networking that can bring great benefits to people.

Body:

Discuss first the types of social capital along with its significance. Explain how social capital can play a role in the governance of the country. Explain the forms of social capital available, discuss about the social capital institutions. Highlight their role in achieving good governance, economic development and social harmony of the nation. Quote relevant examples to substantiate.

Conclusion:

Conclude by stating the need for the inclusion of the deprived and vulnerable sections of society under social capital.