Blog20th February, 2013
Most of the work done in development is done in collaboration, in partnership with individuals or organizations who contribute to a particular task or project we are working on. These collaborations are sometimes very straight forward, but sometimes they are quite complex, and involve many links and relationships.
With that in mind, I would like to share an approach I am working on, Social Network Analysis (SNA). We are using SNA to study research networks, its characteristics and how the network contributes to better research outcomes.
Network Weaving for Regional Development: An Evaluation of the Caucasus' Agricultural Alliances in Armenia and Georgia Using Social Network AnalysisResourceExample2016
This is a one-page guide to Social Network Analysis. It was developed by the FAO using materials provided by the Overseas Development Institute's Research and Policy in Development (RAPID) Programme. It provides a brief overview, practical tips for using the technique, and a list of resources for more information.
A network evaluation may consider a range of questions and adopt a variety of options for undertaking the evaluation depending on factors such as the type, size, stage of development and purpose of the network.
Networks may be closed (bound) or open (unbounded), web-based or located within a specified geographic area. Purposes can include information sharing, mutual support, and advocacy for social, economic, environmental or political change.
This paper describes the use of the Outcome Harvesting approach to evaluate a global voluntary network. It is the second paper published as part of the BetterEvaluation writeshop series. The authors are Kornelia Rassmann, Richard Smith, John Mauremootoo and Ricardo Wilson-Grau. The reviewers were Irene Guijt and Willy Pradel.
52 weeks of BetterEvaluation: Week 16: Identifying and documenting emergent outcomes of a global networkBlog12th April, 2013
Understanding the Role of the World Bank Group in a Crowded Institutional Landscape [Network analysis example]ResourceExample2017