Indigenous communities' informal care and welfare systems for local-level social development in India

Manohar Pawar, Bipin Jojo

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This chapter aims to discuss the details of the project entitled Communities' informal care and welfare systems (CICWS); strategies to enhance CICWS; Indigenous community members' views regarding the use of CICWS for local-level social development; and how a beginning can be made to employ CICWS for local-level social development. A combination of relevant research and data-collecting methods' such as survey, focus group, observation, reflection, secondary data analysis, nominal group, and brainstorming - were employed in the project. The analysis shows the potential use of CICWS for local-level development activities, such as building a pond, forest protection, and creating similar local-level infrastructure. They also can be creatively employed for socio-cultural events, such as marriage, birth, and funeral, and social issues, like addiction. Further, it also suggests skills and strategies needed to achieve this, particularly in partnership with formal systems. For optimistic thinkers about CICWS, this chapter gives rise to hope that CICWS are useful and can be employed for developmental purposes.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGlobal frontiers of social development in theory and practice
Subtitle of host publicationClimate, economy and justice
EditorsBrij Mohan
Place of PublicationNew York, NY
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages19
ISBN (Print)9781137460707
Publication statusPublished - 2015


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