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When the first edition of ‘Work the Net’ was published in 2006, networks were already powerful mechanisms for knowledge sharing, collaboration and learning.

However, the dynamics of how networks have unfolded in the last years in all areas of development cooperation and sustainable development is surprising. Today, there are countless networks on almost every topic. Regardless of their missions and set-ups, they are all based on a simple idea: bringing together like-minded people or institutions that share an idea and want to make a difference. Therefore, the challenge of networks remains the same: Who turns the network’s initiative into a success story – and how?

This is a hands-on guide for setting up, structuring, managing, monitoring and evaluating networks efficiently and effectively. It focuses on the operational issues of networks and explains the most important aspects of making them work.

The guide addresses networking practitioners as well as other professionals wishing to establish a network. Hopefully, those of you involved in established networks will find some useful tips, too.

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