Weaving Global Networks: Handbook for Policy Influence

Jan 24, 2007

This handbook on how civil society networks can help influence government traces the development of regional and international networks and discusses the importance of these networks in shaping government policies. It also offers practical guidelines that might help these networks enhance their impact through the use of evidence and knowledge in regional and global public policies and policy-making processes. Using four cases studies, the existing literature on networks, and interviews with practitioners, the authors examine the strengths and weaknesses of networks as well as the challenges networks frequently face, with special emphasis on Latin America.