This book is based on the experiences of the success and failure of national and international networks and attempts to answer some key questions related to networking for use in the development process: It attempts to answer the following questions:
À What is a network?
À How do networks function?
À Why are some networks very successful but others disappointing?
It provides a synthesis of the issues, as well as offering practical advice. The first part of the book discusses the benefits and problems of networking and sets out guidelines for successful networking with examples from a range of development networks. The second part illustrates these points more fully with a detailed case study of animal traction networks in Africa.