System Mapping: A case example

Innovation Network has used system mapping in an evaluation for CARE, the international aid and relief organization.

CARE is currently engaged in a capacity-building effort to improve its internal systems—both globally and in the countries where CARE is located—for gathering, storing, and communicating information. The project is designed to lead to a more effective use of advocacy information and, ultimately, to improve CARE’s advocacy efforts targeting the United States government.


  • Introduction
  • Baseline (before interventions)
  • Interventions (additional staff, research agenda, communication plans, and more capacity building)
  • Conclusion (after intervention)


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