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Dear colleagues,

I am currently working on a piece of research looking at the
effectiveness of civil society advocacy and campaign networks in
southern Africa (Botswana, Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa and
Zambia). The objective of the research it to assess the effectiveness
of these civil society structures in achieving change in government
policies and practices that impact on the lives of poor and vulnerable
people. In order to do this the research will look at network
structure, and advocacy and campaigning methodology.

I wanted your advice on two matters:

1 - are you aware of any other such (or similar) previous studies that
I could look at

2 - what software package would you recommend for a simple analysis of
the structure and flows within the network

I very much look forward to hearing from you

Frank Smith
Independent consultant

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