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Diagramming for development 2: exploring interrelationships
Diagramming for development 2: exploring interrelationships

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3.2 Final diagrams

You may wish to refer back to the WWP case study as you work through the activity on this page.

Figure 2 Influencing factors associated with WWP, diagram 1
Figure 2 Influencing factors associated with WWP, diagram 1

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Figure 3 Influencing factors associated with WWP, diagram 2
Figure 3 Influencing factors associated with WWP, diagram 2

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Activity 4 Systems map

Copy out or retrieve the systems map that you drew for the activity on systems mapping and sketch in arrows to indicate areas of strong and weak influences.

In addition, draw an influence diagram of one of the following starting from a blank sheet of paper:

  1. your impressions of key influences on the South African Working for Water Programme; or
  2. another example of an intervention or event that you have personal experience of, or familiarity with, in relation to work or other areas of interest.

Identify the key structural features of influence and arrange them clearly on your diagram. See if you can draw a boundary between structural features that might be components of the system of interest and elements that lie outside the immediate concerns of a system of interest. Distinguish between strong and weak lines of influence.

After completing your diagram, note the strong and weak influences associated with your diagram and write down brief notes on which structural features need attention in the event of further intervention.