Understanding Networks: The application of Social Network Analysis methodology in the South Caucasus context
Oxfam has had many experiences of building networks to leverage change for people living in poverty worldwide, and aims to learn from these about what makes such alliances more or less effective. This case study focuses on two networks developed in the South Caucasus region which were recently analysed using Social Network Analysis (SNA) methodology. The main objective of the paper is to share the learning on using SNA as a tool. It presents the main challenges, learning and best practice, and provides recommendations both for the South Caucasus project and for the development of networks analysis more generally.