8. Can social cohesion be measured?

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  1. There is widespread myth that social cohesion is not only elusive and intangible but cannot be measured. But this is not true because to measure and monitor the impact of social cohesion and nation-building policies and programmes, there are indicators that have been designed and should adhere to basic principles[1] that will include, inequality, exclusion, community participation, alignment to direction of change, resources and local, national and international benchmarks.