Status of initiative: On track
Description/achievement of initiative

Social goods (trust, solidarity, helpfulness, friendliness and hospitality) is a interdisciplinary non-material core asset to achieving the SDG. Our Social Capital Assessment runs in 37 languages and 140 countries today. The Open Access Software allows to identifying, to assessing, to enhancing and to encouraging local social goods.The first World Social Capital Monitor will activate and stimulate the Social Capital worldwide to meet the SDG.

Implementation methodologies

The Social Capital Assessment is the first worldwide survey offering anonymity (no registration required) and open access to every citizen. Therefore the local results depend on the participation. As our tests in Nepal, Sao Paulo, Cambodia, Bavaria and Afghanistan showed, the best way to achieve answers is to involve local organizations such as smaller NGO, cooperatives and local initiatives, universities and media.But what is the outcome and application of the results?The Social Capital Assessment is not created for data-mining and then offering aggregated data. The eight questions are made to directly stimulate, encourage, protect, develop and recover the social goods they ask for. So the participation itself is an implementation yet. The assessment creates the awareness for Social Capital and directly encourages it, e.G. in many developing countries we found excellent and sometimes outstanding scores for friendliness and hospitality as well as for the willingness to invest in local cooperatives.Achieving the SDG depends on activating the local Social Capital. Today's social media applications such as http://trustyourplace.com can overcome the separation between collecting data and using/applying them.So carrying out our initiative means to assessing as much places as possible by millions of citizens.The World Social Capital Monitor will change the perspective on social goods and perceptions.

Arrangements for Capacity-Building and Technology Transfer

The unique Software Platform of the World Social Capital Monitor has been designed by PCT-patent holder Dr. Alexander Dill http://www.google.com/patents/EP1658569A1?cl=en&hl=de and the Computer Scientist (Technical University of Munich) Nazmus Saquib. The Platform is designed to allow:- to add any further language in the databank and to detect the language by browser- to open new accounts for partners with different questions and designs- to answering without any registration and without giving any personal socio-demographic data- to giving a direct receipt and response for the score mobile and per mail- assessing a place or country in the language you want (important e.g. for migrants and refugees)- Open Access (in opposite to the Gallup World Poll (GWP) and the World Value Survey (WVS)- to export the data in many formats such as in Excel. The platform https.//trustyourplace.com is able to assess even the smallest villages and communities in rural areas.Working with the results allows to find correlations between the eight items of Social Capital and other aggregated data such as on demography, economy, health, security, environmental protection, education, gender, governance and other data.In Bavaria, Germany the Social Capital Assessment has been combined with the question: "How strong are environmental issues backed in your town/village?" from 10 (very strong) to 1 (not at all)The results was that advocating environmental protection went together with a high amount of trust, solidarity (co-financing public goods) and helpfulness, but not with friendliness and hospitality.There are around two million places worldwide with a postal code. The World Social Capital Monitor will be an outstanding source for the information, the protection and the acceleration of local social goods.

Coordination mechanisms/governance structure

The Social Capital Assessment works with local partners that spread and promote the results. Ideally these are universities and schools that can involve their students and candidates and therefore being able to transfer the knowledge on Social Capital directly to their society. The Social Capital Assessment is governed by a Managing Director, an Advisory Board and local Project Managers. The strategic and scientific input comes from the Advisory Board, that today consists of Pahlaj Moolio, Professor and Co-Dean at the Department of Economics of the Pannasastra University of Cambodia and Professor Horst Teltschik. Teltschik was the advisor of German Chancellor Helmut Kohl during the reunification, Director of the Bertelsmann Foundation and Member of Board at BMW. He is a member of the reunification commission of Korea.The World Social Capital Monitor is a non-partisan project independent from governments, groups and the agenda of donors. It is only financed by subscriptions of the results and research on Social Capital.The Advisory Board is open to further personalities from all over the world but will not have more than 20 members in total. The Board works by drafts delivered by the management and helps to involve further institutions and organizations as well as to ensure the scientific quality.

Partner(s)

Basel Institute of Commons and Economics Pannasatra University of Cambodia, Institute for Economics
Deliverables
03/2017
Having assessed 50000 places in 160 countries
03/2018
Having assessed 400000 places in 171 countries
10/2016
Having assessed 2000 places in 150 countries
10/2017
Having assessed 200000 places in 170 countries
Sustainable Development Goals and targets
Goal 8
8.1 - Sustain per capita economic growth in accordance with national circumstances and, in particular, at least 7 per cent gross domestic product growth per annum in the least developed countries
8.2 - Achieve higher levels of economic productivity through diversification, technological upgrading and innovation, including through a focus on high-value added and labour-intensive sectors
8.3 - Promote development-oriented policies that support productive activities, decent job creation, entrepreneurship, creativity and innovation, and encourage the formalization and growth of micro-, small- and medium-sized enterprises, including through access to financial services
8.4 - Improve progressively, through 2030, global resource efficiency in consumption and production and endeavour to decouple economic growth from environmental degradation, in accordance with the 10-year framework of programmes on sustainable consumption and production, with developed countries taking the lead
8.5 - By 2030, achieve full and productive employment and decent work for all women and men, including for young people and persons with disabilities, and equal pay for work of equal value
8.6 - By 2020, substantially reduce the proportion of youth not in employment, education or training
8.7 - Take immediate and effective measures to eradicate forced labour, end modern slavery and human trafficking and secure the prohibition and elimination of the worst forms of child labour, including recruitment and use of child soldiers, and by 2025 end child labour in all its forms
8.8 - Protect labour rights and promote safe and secure working environments for all workers, including migrant workers, in particular women migrants, and those in precarious employment
8.9 - By 2030, devise and implement policies to promote sustainable tourism that creates jobs and promotes local culture and products
8.10 - Strengthen the capacity of domestic financial institutions to encourage and expand access to banking, insurance and financial services for all
Goal 10
10.1 - By 2030, progressively achieve and sustain income growth of the bottom 40 per cent of the population at a rate higher than the national average
10.2 - By 2030, empower and promote the social, economic and political inclusion of all, irrespective of age, sex, disability, race, ethnicity, origin, religion or economic or other status
10.3 - Ensure equal opportunity and reduce inequalities of outcome, including by eliminating discriminatory laws, policies and practices and promoting appropriate legislation, policies and action in this regard
10.4 - Adopt policies, especially fiscal, wage and social protection policies, and progressively achieve greater equality
10.5 - Improve the regulation and monitoring of global financial markets and institutions and strengthen the implementation of such regulations
10.6 - Ensure enhanced representation and voice for developing countries in decision-making in global international economic and financial institutions in order to deliver more effective, credible, accountable and legitimate institutions
10.7 - Facilitate orderly, safe, regular and responsible migration and mobility of people, including through the implementation of planned and well-managed migration policies
10.a - Implement the principle of special and differential treatment for developing countries, in particular least developed countries, in accordance with World Trade Organization agreements
10.b - Encourage official development assistance and financial flows, including foreign direct investment, to States where the need is greatest, in particular least developed countries, African countries, small island developing States and landlocked developing countries, in accordance with their national plans and programmes
10.c - By 2030, reduce to less than 3 per cent the transaction costs of migrant remittances and eliminate remittance corridors with costs higher than 5 per cent
Goal 11
11.1 - By 2030, ensure access for all to adequate, safe and affordable housing and basic services and upgrade slums
11.2 - By 2030, provide access to safe, affordable, accessible and sustainable transport systems for all, improving road safety, notably by expanding public transport, with special attention to the needs of those in vulnerable situations, women, children, persons with disabilities and older persons
11.3 - By 2030, enhance inclusive and sustainable urbanization and capacity for participatory, integrated and sustainable human settlement planning and management in all countries
11.4 - Strengthen efforts to protect and safeguard the world’s cultural and natural heritage
11.5 - By 2030, significantly reduce the number of deaths and the number of people affected and substantially decrease the direct economic losses relative to global gross domestic product caused by disasters, including water-related disasters, with a focus on protecting the poor and people in vulnerable situations
11.6 - By 2030, reduce the adverse per capita environmental impact of cities, including by paying special attention to air quality and municipal and other waste management
11.7 - By 2030, provide universal access to safe, inclusive and accessible, green and public spaces, in particular for women and children, older persons and persons with disabilities
11.a - Support positive economic, social and environmental links between urban, per-urban and rural areas by strengthening national and regional development planning
11.b - By 2020, substantially increase the number of cities and human settlements adopting and implementing integrated policies and plans towards inclusion, resource efficiency, mitigation and adaptation to climate change, resilience to disasters, and develop and implement, in line with the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030, holistic disaster risk management at all levels
11.c - Support least developed countries, including through financial and technical assistance, in building sustainable and resilient buildings utilizing local materials
Goal 16
16.1 - Significantly reduce all forms of violence and related death rates everywhere
16.2 - End abuse, exploitation, trafficking and all forms of violence against and torture of children
16.3 - Promote the rule of law at the national and international levels and ensure equal access to justice for all
16.4 - By 2030, significantly reduce illicit financial and arms flows, strengthen the recovery and return of stolen assets and combat all forms of organized crime
16.5 - Substantially reduce corruption and bribery in all their forms
16.6 - Develop effective, accountable and transparent institutions at all levels
16.7 - Ensure responsive, inclusive, participatory and representative decision-making at all levels
16.8 - Broaden and strengthen the participation of developing countries in the institutions of global governance
16.9 - By 2030, provide legal identity for all, including birth registration
16.10 - Ensure public access to information and protect fundamental freedoms, in accordance with national legislation and international agreements
16.a - Strengthen relevant national institutions, including through international cooperation, for building capacity at all levels, in particular in developing countries, to prevent violence and combat terrorism and crime
16.b - Promote and enforce non-discriminatory laws and policies for sustainable development
Resources devoted to implementation
Staff / Technical expertise
Dr. Alexander Dill and Nazmus Saquib are experienced programmers with a remarkable track record.
Other, please specify
Social Capital is - in comparison to Governance, Democracy Free Trade or Human Rights - a less unilateral biased word
In-kind contribution
The platform is ready programmed yet and has a high capacity
Other, please specify
We stay in touch with some conflicting parties that told us that our questionnaire is the first and only they will fill out.
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