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Hullo list members
I have been (intermitently) trying develop was of representing development
aid inteventions (plans and reality) in social network terms - both at the
level of inter-connected institutions and inter-connected people.
One aspects of development plans is their view of the future as trajectory
or sequence of desired changes. The traditional method of representing
development aid plans has used a device called the "Logical Framework" .
This matrix prioritises / emphasises the temporal dimension, of one activity
leading to another,... leading to another... In the process it neglects what
could be called the ecological dimension, how the various activities, or
preferably actors, are connected to each other at each point in time.
Network diagrams seem to require by necessity at least two dimensions to
represent them. I would like to hear from list members how temporal changes
in network structure and membership have been represented visually, in any
way at all - in the broadly defined field of social network analysis. I am
hoping to be able to learn from past efforts
regards from Rick Davies
See paper on network perspectives on evaluation of development aid at
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