Improving development policies through networks
Many networks involving people from different geographic, institutional and disciplinary backgrounds have been set up since the 1990s. They are generally structured around thematic issues (land, food security, energy, etc.) or methodological questions (institutional support, research and development, and so on).
By providing spaces for members to discuss, debate, disseminate and develop information and experiences, these networks help build new synergies in approaches to institutional and technical support for rural development in the South, and can ultimately contribute to better development policies.