• Halyna Kraievska Ptoukha Institute for Demography and Social Studies of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine



territorial community, social capital, institutionalization, intercommunity cooperation


The article aims to analyze the state of the levels and substantiate the directions of institutionalization of the development of social capital of territorial communities. The article analyzes four levels of institutionalization of social capital of territorial communities in Ukraine: group, stakeholder, intercommunity cooperation and international intercommunity cooperation. It is found that the group level of institutionalization is the least developed. At this level, the need to identify leaders and form networks of interaction based on common interests, which would significantly strengthen the potential for community self-sufficiency, remains unaddressed. The level of community stakeholders is poorly engaged, characterized by low activity of public-private partnerships. Significantly better results are observed at the level of intercommunity interaction, the functioning of which is ensured on the regulatory and financial plane through the established system of state funding for community infrastructure development projects, which were largely implemented on the basis of intercommunity cooperation. It has been established that international intercommunity cooperation is also developed. It intensified with the outbreak of full-scale war and was in many cases in-formal and humanitarian in nature. This experience may be useful in the future for the recovery of communities in the postwar period.

The paper uses general scientific methods of analysis and synthesis to collect, process and systematize the results of scientific research; abstract-logical and critical analysis — to analyze the levels of institutionalization of social capital of territorial communities; statistical — to collect and systematize data; graphical-to visualize the results of the assessment of international and domestic, intra-Ukrainian, intercommunity cooperation; induction and deduction — to substantiate the main directions of institutionalization of the development of social capital of territorial communities. The main directions of institutionalization of the social capital of territorial communities as a prerequisite for the unification and mobilization of their internal development resources, which is a prerequisite for overcoming the risks caused by the war and the local government reform, are substantiated. The scientific and methodological foundations of the study of social capital at the local level in modern conditions have been improved.


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Author Biography

Halyna Kraievska, Ptoukha Institute for Demography and Social Studies of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine

PhD (Economics), Senior Research Fellow



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Formation of social capital