summary of network evaluation relationships

  • Community

cost to community, building social capital, public perceptions that problem is being solved, changes in the incidence of the problem, aggregate indicators of client well-being

  • Network

network membership growth, range of services provided, absence of service duplication, relationship strength, creation and maintenance of network administrative organization (NAO), integration/coordination of services, cost of network maintenance, member commitment to network goals

  • Organization/Participant

agency survival, enhanced legitimacy, resource acquisition, cost of services, service access, client outcomes, minimum conflict for multiprogram agencies across multiple networks

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*1:Provan (2001) Do Networks Really Work? A Framework for Evaluating Public-Sector Organizational Networks. Public Administration Review. July/August 2001, Vol.61, No.4. pp.414-423