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  1. The Use of Social Network Analysis Tools in the Evaluation of Social Change Communications

    Resource
    Overview
    2009

    The article presents an introduction on social network analysis (SNA) and how it was used in M&E practices, in different fields. It also discuss limitations and opportunities of using SNA.

  2. The structure and function of complex networks

    Resource
    Overview
    2013

    The article provides an overview of types and characteristics of networks, as well as models for analyzing how complex networks function.

  3. Monitoring the composition and evolution of the research networks of the CGIAR Research Program on Roots, Tubers and Bananas (RTB)

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    Example
    2013

    This Brief provides an example of how Social Network Analysis (SNA) can be used, in the context of agricultural research. The authors describe what SNA is, and how it was applied, step by step. They also present the findings of a particular network analysis, so readers can understand what types of information a SNA can generate, its pros and cons. In this example, SNA is used as a monitoring mechanism to study the evolution of a research network, and consequently, the evolution of the types of research being conducted.

    For more information on how the SNA was used, and the results, please refer to the full report.

  4. Understanding the Role of the World Bank Group in a Crowded Institutional Landscape [Network analysis example]

    Resource
    Example
    2017

    In this example, the Independent Evaluation Group (IEG - part of the World Bank Group) have used a network analysis to gain a better understanding of the role of the World Bank Group's policy interventions in the health sector in Liberia in the context of many other organisations and interventions.