Closing the Gap between Promise and Practice: A Framework for Planning, Monitoring and Evaluating Social Development NetworksA conceptual framework for planning, monitoring and evaluating social development networks.
This succinct document addresses some of the key difficulties inherent in the donor-network relationship and program implementation. The paper “offers a research-based and field-tested conceptual framework and methodology for planning, monitoring and evaluating social development networks and partnerships.” There are seven key factors guiding this framework: Pre-existing social capital, strategic fit, donor relationship, leadership commitment, shared control in governance and management, mutual trust and joint learning. A chart titled “Major Misconceptions and Consequences for Network Development” outlines specific donor-network governance issues that affect program efficiency. Specific recommendations are made that are applicable not only to the cases studied in the paper but to most management systems involved in networking.
Author(s): Darcy Ashman