Research Achievements

GIARI & Environment and Human Security

Research:Publications:Working Papers FY2007(english-9,japanese-1)

/ Shunji Matsuoka, Kazuma Murakami, Naoto Aoyama, Yoshi Takahashi and Katsuya Tanaka


working papers

Excellent papers on Asian regional integration, which are prepared mainly by young researchers such as GIARI members, co-researchers, research fellows, and research assistants, will be published as working papers. Contributed papers, written in English or in Japanese, will be reviewed and examined by the editorial committee before publication. GIARI donates published papers to the libraries of Waseda and other related universities, research organizations, etc.

GIARI Working Paper Vol. 2007-E-8


This paper presents the basic design of the Social Capacity Assessment (SCA) studies in the case of environmental management.

Firstly, it is defined basic concepts of SCA. In this model, the Social Capacity for Environmental Management(SCEM) is defined as the capacity to manage environmental problems in a social system composed of three actors, i.e., government, firms, and citizens and their interrelationships. The Social Environmental Management System (SEMS) is defined as interactions between the SCEM and institutions. According to these definitions, interactions between the SEMS, socio-economic condition, environmental quality and external factors shape a total system.

Secondly, based on these concepts, we build the analytical methods of the SCA. The SCA is made up of the following five steps, (1) Actor-Factor Analysis, (2) Indicator Development, (3) Institutional Analysis, (4) Path Analysis, and (5) Development Stage Analysis.

Finally, based on analytical methods provided above, the aid program for social capacity development is designed in order to achieve the aid effectiveness.


  • Abstract
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. Social Capacity Assessment (SCA)
    • 2.1. Actor-Factor Analysis
    • 2.2. Indicator Development
    • 2.3. Institutional Analysis
    • 2.4. Path Analysis
    • 2.5. Development Stage Analysis
  • 3. Social Capacity Assessment Approach
    • 3.1. Actor-Factor Analysis
    • 3.2. Indicator Development
      • 3.2.1. Frontier/Tobit Approach
      • 3.2.2. Factor analysis approach
    • 3.3. Institutional Analysis
    • 3.4. Path Analysis
    • 3.5. Development Stage Analysis
  • 4. Designing the Program for Social capacity development
  • 5. Conclusions
  • Acknowledgement
  • References