Measuring while you manage: Planning, monitoring and evaluating knowledge networks

This paper form the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) provides a detailed description of the process for monitoring and evaluation of knowledge networks.


  • I The Challenge Of Network Evaluation
  • II The Case For Evaluating Networks
  • III Overview of Available Methodologies
  • IV Frameworks for Network Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation
  • V Further Research


Creech, H. International Institute for Sustainable Development, (2001). Measuring while you manage: Planning, monitoring and evaluating knowledge networks (Version 1.0). Retrieved from website:

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Cristina Sette

This is a very well written and useful resource. I would add social network analyses (SNA) to the approaches listed. Having a map of who is who, how people are connected, in which context, and reasons for being connected, can be helpful as a monitoring tool. Repeating the mapping exercise over time can tell you how things change.

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