Handbook on Social Value in Local Governments

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Content Type: Publication
Region: Global
Thematic Area: Local Governance
Resource Language: English

This handbook furthers the discussion on the premise that social value is the main axis of the paradigm shift of local governments oriented towards traditional development administration. The handbook focuses on what should be done by local governments to spread social value, directly accommodating the demands of residents. 

The handbook presents the actions local governments must take to promote social values as five means, based on a new government framework. In the constitutional area, legislation of social value and establishment of social value exchanges are the means suggested. In the area of jurisdictional and civic infrastructure, the means include cooperative governance and a shared platform. In policy strategy and policy infrastructure and implementation and service delivery, means for quantification of social value (or establishment of an evaluation system) is introduced. 

The handbook also presents relevant cases for each means. Action steps and exercises needed and factors to be considered in implementing social value also are included. For in-depth consideration, refer to the cases.