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Economic Strengthening for the Very Poor (ES4VP)

Organizational & Network Analysis

Stakeholder mapping & network analysis tools provide a bigger picture of where and how institutions serve populations, as well as how they work together. They analyze the flow of information, services, clients, and funding as well as partnerships and joint-programming.  This is essential to the multi-sectoral, systemic objectives of most ES4VP approaches.

 They can be used to identify and develop networks of institutions to help:

  • Identify opportunities for improved efficiency and synergy in the system based on existing linkages and gaps
  • Provide a continuum of care for chronically ill individuals
  • Develop and strengthen referral processes within and across sectors

The LIFT Project has prepared a Fact Sheet describing the benefits of linking patients receiving NACS services to economic strengthening services through clinics.

Establishing Referral Networks for Comprehensive HIV Care in Low-Resource Settings, produced by Family Health International in 2005 describes several models of referral networks. A set of Referral Tools was prepared in conjunction with this report.

USAID’s Community Youth Mapping Tool uses a participatory approach to identify resources to serve the needs of young people, including employment opportunities, community and social support.

 GHAIN Referral Directory and Checklist for monitoring referral activities.

The Zambia Prevention Care & Treatment Project (ZPCT II) Community Mapping Guidelines is a tool used to map availability of HIV/AIDS service providers in 14 districts in Zambia.

FHI360’s System-wide Collaborative Action for Livelihoods and the Environment (SCALE) initiative encompasses a framework, a process, and a set of practical tools and techniques that catalyze system-wide change and result in enhanced livelihoods, improved governance, increased civil society participation, and the adoption of best practices.