This paper integrates a set of independent social capital indicators into one index by using structural equation modeling (SEM) based on partial least squares estimation (PLS).The social capital index consists of two dimensions: participation and trust.Political Process research (PP) Myanmar has been undergoing a sweeping transformation since the inauguration of a government in 2011 according to the new constitution passed in 2008.These transformations have been perceived differently in every regions of the country and their impacts, positive and/or negative need to be reported.
On the one hand, government has an interest in policies that enable new settlers to develop a sense of belonging to the wider community, participate in all aspects of social, cultural and economic life, and be confident that they are coming into a country that is able to accept their difference and value their contribution.
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The latter part of the paper focuses on a proposed indicator framework as a way of measuring settlement outcomes for both immigrant and host, and providing an indication of whether social cohesion is being achieved.
As immigrant-related diversity has grown in New Zealand since the change to immigration policy in the late 1980s, the question of ensuring positive outcomes for immigrants has become increasingly important.