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Scholarship Gianfranco Martini 2014 attributed to Sratan DUMITRU, from Szent Istvan University

On the 27th May 2014, The selection Committee attributed the scholarship Gianfranco Martini 2014 to Mr. Sratan DUMITRU, from Szent Istvan University. The title of his thesis is “Building Social Capital in Developing Countries on the basis of integrated community planning and cooperation”.


The main issues that will be considered in the thesis take into the consideration the challenges of building social capital in developing countries (on the practical research that will be taken in the most developed regions in Republic of Moldova), as well as the importance of participation, civic engagement and social capital of creating community-­‐based development projects.

The thesis is based on the research of practical guides on the topic of integrated regional and local strategic planning, such as “Guide on strategic planning for socio-­‐economic development incorporating GE and HRBA” developed in the frame of Joint Integrated Local Development Programme that is a joint programme of UNDP and UN Women with the Government of Moldova funded by the Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA). The purpose of this Guide is to outline a step by step approach to local development through participatory strategic planning using a human rights and gender equality based approach, for mayors and councilors, to help them to develop plans for the social, economic and environmental development of their area.

The sample or the target group proposed for the research are public authorities and international or local funding organizations from Republic of Moldova involved in development projects. Simultaneously, the field research and observation of people behaviors will be used for the thesis. And the most important is that the author of the thesis already managed and still are involved in few integrated socio-­‐economic strategic planning projects in Republic of Moldova. As a project manager, the author elaborated all possible working scenarios, processes and procedures for running the project. As well as, the author already started to analyze the behavior and the most suitable tools that could have positive impact on the ongoing projects and further on sustainable development.

The author will use qualitative analysis that represent a method for examining social research data without converting them to numerical format. The author also will use cross-­case analysis to stress on the examination of more than one problem of social capital and regional/local development. Also, it will be used variable oriented analysis, which means that the analysis will be focused on interrelation among different variables that characterize the described situations. Finally, For understanding the situation and model the practical frameworks, the author will use causal analyses, using a tool such problem and causal tree.

Read the full project research of Mr. Sratan DUMITRU.

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