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Advocacy Evaluation Resources

Advocacy Evaluation Practice

Overview of Current Advocacy Evaluation Practice. This 2009 brief from the Center for Evaluation Innovation offers an overview of current practice in the new and now rapidly growing field of advocacy evaluation. It highlights the kinds of approaches being used, offers specific examples of how they are being used and who is using them, and identifies the advantages and disadvantages of each approach.

Considering Evaluation: Thoughts for Social Change and Movement-Building Groups This report, published by ActKnowledge, aims to serve as an easy-to-use evaluation resource for social change and advocacy practitioners working to build organizations, organize networks, alliances and movement building projects.


Advocacy planning

E-Advocacy and the Global South:  A report commissioned by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation exploring options to support NGOs and movements in the global south better use information communication technologies for advocacy.

Want Influence? Eliminate Your Blind Spots:  Many advocacy evaluation challenges are actually rooted in planning and strategies. Spitfire Communications does a great job of breaking down issues that trip up even the most intuitive and seasoned advocates.


Research on advocacy and civil society

Global Civil Society Movements: Dynamics in International Campaigns and National Implementation. The United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD) is researching civil society and social movements, aiming to generate a more realistic understanding of social actions and dynamics in civil society. Its related research should be useful advocacy campaigns using transnational activism to influence policy processes.

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