Measuring the effectiveness of a network at connecting different individuals and organizations is complex. Collaboration Mapping is a learning tool helping any evaluator understand the multi-faceted components of a network. Khulisa used it as an evaluation method to analyse three DFID-funded networks, two of which are funded under the programme Strengthening African Networks for Governance, Accountability and Transparency (SANGAT).
Collaboration Mapping, originally developed by USAID/Rwanda, identifies key partners in a network and the way they interact with one another. It also maps the strength of the relationships between the partners.
The following three parameters are used to define relationship strength between stakeholders:
- The stakeholder’s resource and non-resource-based influence on the organisation’s goals
- Financial flows between the organisation and each stakeholder
- Frequency of interaction between the organisation and each stakeholder
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