Oxfam study of MONITORING, EVALUATION AND LEARNING IN NGO ADVOCACY

Sunday, April 21st, 2013

Findings from Comparative Policy Advocacy MEL Review Project by Jim Coe and Juliette Majot | February 2013. Oxfam and ODI Executive Summary & Full text available as pdf "For organizations committed to social change, advocacy often figures as a crucial strategic element. How to assess effectiveness in advocacy is, therefore, important. The usefulness ...

Duggan & Bush on Evaluation in Settings Affected by Violent Conflict: What Difference Does Context Make?

Saturday, February 9th, 2013

From AEA365:| A Tip-a-Day by and for Evaluators. Posted: 08 Feb 2013 12:51 AM PST "We are Colleen Duggan, Senior Evaluation Specialist, International Development Research Centre (Canada) and Kenneth Bush, Director of Research, International Conflict Research (Northern Ireland).  For the past three years, we have been collaborating on a joint exploratory ...

The Elusive Craft of Evaluating Advocacy

Tuesday, May 31st, 2011

Original paper by Steven Teles, Department of Political Science, Johns Hopkins University, and Mark Schmitt, Roosevelt Institute. Published with support provided by The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. Found courtesy of @alb202 A version of this paper was published in the Stanford Social Innovation Review  in May 2011 and is available ...

Measuring Up: HIV-related advocacy evaluation training pack (draft)

Tuesday, August 24th, 2010

HIV-related advocacy evaluation training for civil society organisations. Produced by the International HIV/AIDS Alliance (Secretariat), International Council of AIDS Service Organizations (ICASO), July 2010, 38 pages. Available as .pdf "This training pack is published by the Alliance and the International Council of AIDS Service Organizations (ICASO) and consists of two guides designed ...

Addressing accountability in NGO advocacy: Practice, principles and prospects of self-regulation

Wednesday, March 31st, 2010

Michael Hammer, Charlotte Rooney, and Shana Warren ISSN 2043-7943 Briefing paper number 125, March 2010. One World Trust. "Global and national non-governmental organisations (NGOs) are the most distinct organisational form of civil society, and as such have become increasingly involved and influential in forming public opinion and policy through targeted and professional ...

ActionAid reports on “systematization”

Friday, December 18th, 2009

From the ActionAid website "Systematization is the reconstruction of and analytical reflection about an experience. Through systematization, events are interpreted in order to understand them… The systematization allows for the experience to be discussed and compared with other similar experiences, and with existing theories and, thus, contributes to an accumulation of ...

New INTRAC publications on M&E

Friday, December 18th, 2009

Tracking Progress in Advocacy - Why and How to Monitor and Evaluate Advocacy Projects and Programmes looks at the scope of, and rational for, engaging in advocacy work as part of development interventions, then focuses on the monitoring and evaluating of these efforts - offering reasons why and when these ...

Pathfinder : A Practical Guide to Advocacy Evaluation

Wednesday, December 16th, 2009

(email from Pathfinder) Hi Rick. We recently published a new resource for the advocacy evaluation field.  Our new guide, Pathfinder : A Practical Guide to Advocacy Evaluation, comes in three editions-one each for advocates, evaluators, and funders. All three editions, plus a bibliography of useful resources, are free to download ...

Evaluating international advocacy networks

Monday, December 1st, 2008

Two papers by Ricardo Wilson-Grau Evaluating the Effects of International Advocacy Networks, Ricardo Wilson-Grau and Martha Nu. "This "think piece" will first sketch the special challenges of evaluating the effects of the advocacy work of international social change networks. I will then present the approach to evaluating advocacy that I use. ...

A Handbook Of Data Collection Tools: Companion To “A Guide To Measuring Advocacy And Policy”

Monday, July 21st, 2008

Author: Jane Reisman, Anne Gienapp, and Sarah Stachowiak Publisher: Organizational Research Services Publication Date: 2007 Abstract What are examples of data collection tools for evaluating advocacy? This handbook of tools is a companion to ORS' "A Guide To Measuring Advocacy And Policy". The data collection tools included in the handbook have actually ...