Wednesday, December 12, 2007
ONLINE RESOURCE: Net-Map Toolbox
This is a blog that was just launched by a colleague here in IFPRI about a tool she developed. Go check it out!!
Net-Map is an interview-based mapping tool that helps people understand, visualize, discuss, and improve situations in which many different actors influence outcomes. By creating Influence Network Maps, individuals and groups can clarify their own view of a situation, foster discussion, and develop a strategic approach to their networking activities. More specifically, Net-Map helps players to determine
- what actors are involved in a given network,
- how they are linked,
- how influential they are, and
- what their goals are.
The tool is low-tech and low-cost and can be used when working with rural community members with low formal education as well as with policy makers or international development actors.