The IFRTD is a global network of individuals and organisations and our strength lies in the collaborative use of our collective knowledge, skills and interests.
As stated in our strategy 2007-2011:
IFRTD will continue to use innovative methodologies such as Communities of Practice to empower members, build capacity and create new spaces for networking. We will remain open to new ways of communicating and networking through for example national listservs, new regional fora and online blogs, whilst remaining alert to the digital divide and the need for traditional face to face and print networking.
IFRTD will continue to use successful participatory methodologies such as ‘networked research’ to build Southern ownership not only of research activities but also to empower network members to have a real impact on local, national and international policies and practices. This participatory approach to research and advocacy that highlights pro-poor and community-focused issues that are often marginalised within the transport and development sector is at the heart of IFRTD’s work and we will continue to find news ways to bridge the knowledge gap.
Non-hierarchical, democratic and participatory networking principles are also enshrined in IFRTD's governance structures. We are committed to the decentralisation of decision-making and implementation and we strive to provide all members with equal opportunities to participate in the activities of the network and take ownership of the network.
For more information on the role of networking in IFRTD please see IFRTD's strategy 2007-2011.
In 2004 an independent external
evaluation of the outcomes and impact of the IFRTD network was
The synthesis of the evaluation is available
below. For a copy of the full evaluation report please contact
email@example.com. For more
details about the evaluation methodology please contact Knowledge
Communications at The International Institute for Sustainable
of Evaluation Report (2004)
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the HTML file here
Evaluating the IFRTD, IFRTD Update Series, January 2005.
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