Connecting social cohesion to community resilience

The World Bank develops a concept that links social cohesion with community resilience in contexts of fragility, conflict and violence. 125 participants discussed the draft as part of the Social Cohesion Seminar series.

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Nikolas Myint, Global Lead for Social Cohesion and Resilience at the World Bank, presented this work on 7 December with World Bank colleagues Audrey Sacks and Marine Gassier. The presentation was followed by a vivid discussion, initiated by senior researcher Francesco Burchi from the German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE) who acted as a discussant. The exchange focused on the strengths and limitations of the concept as well as the operational implications that its use should and can have on the design, monitoring and evaluation of development interventions. Armin von Schiller (DIE) moderated the session.

The Social Cohesion Seminar series is organised and coordinated by DIE jointly with the World Bank (in particular the Social Sustainability and Inclusion Global Practice). The series aims to bring together the rather diffuse community of researchers, policy-practitioners, and policy-makers working on social cohesion in order to translate research findings into policy practice as well as policy needs into research questions.

Future sessions will be held on a regular basis every three months and will be announced on the DIE-Website as well as the Events sub-page of the Social Cohesion Hub . If you have any question on the series, or would like to participate or even present please contact Armin von Schiller.

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