Social Network Analysis (SNA) is a systems analytic tool for exploring relationships and networks. SWS in Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, and Cambodia applied this tool to:
- Design and Plan WASH interventions: Understanding the current structure of the network informed SWS program strategies, interventions, and partnership approaches.
- Monitor WASH networks: Repeated SNAs offered insight into how network characteristics and behaviors shifted over time, particularly efforts to foster collective action.
- Strengthen WASH networks: SNA helped local stakeholders consider the impacts of non-tangible factors on services, such as their relationships with local government or the importance of information sharing among stakeholders.