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1. Thanks for the responses re scatterplot representations of networks.
Copies of the three responses are available, on request
2. Re networks of policies, I am looking for work done in this area of a
fairly specific type. It relates to how you represent the relationships
between policies both as documents and as processes (involving
plan-implement-review type cycles). I have spelled out some of my initial
thinking in this area at http://www.mandenews.blogspot.com This is in the
context of working with the Government of Ghana, and its Poverty Reduction
Strategy (PRS), the government's budget cycle, and various donor policies
and associated planning cycles. To start with...
I am aware of work done on policy networks, in the sense of groups of people
seeking to influence policies, but that is different (but still interesting)
I have thought of adapting Gantt charts to show policies down the left, and
their stages of plan-implelmentation-review etc across the cells in their
row, with linkages across rows showing how stages in different policy
processes could or do link. One of my concerns is how comprehensible this
sort of representation will be to a naive viewer
This territory involves thinking about networks of what are sometimes called
business processes in the private sector. Mapping out the connections
between them could make a major difference to how advocates of one policy
can effect another policy. One connection that is already of concern is that
between the PRS and the national budget.
Any knowledge about prior work in this area would be gratefully received.
regards from Rick
Rick Davies (Dr)
Monitoring and Evaluation Consultant
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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