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  1. A guide to monitoring and evaluating policy influence

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    Guide
    2011

    Using a literature review and interviews, this paper aims to provide an overview of the different approaches to monitoring and evaluating policy influence.

  2. Monitoring and evaluating advocacy: lessons from Oxfam GB's Climate Change campaign

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    Guide
    2010

    This article from Development in Practice analyses Oxfam GB's attempts to monitor and evaluate a global advocacy campaign. 

  3. Making Change Happen: Advocacy and Citizen Participation

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    Overview
    2002

    This paper provides an overview of issues related to advocacy and citizen participation, and  may serve as a starting point for evaluation of the advocacy efforts of an organisation.

  4. Advocacy Impact Evaluation

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    Example

    This paper from Michael Quinn Patton presents a retrospective case study in which the  the potential influence of judicial advocacy efforts targeted at the Supreme Court is assessed.

  5. Episode Studies

    Evaluation Option

    Episode studies are an excellent way of investigating the influence of research on policy. Episode studies refer to a case study that focuses on a clear policy change and tracks back to assess what impact research had among the variety of issues that led to the policy change. They could be focusing on a single episode or comparative episodes. It differs from other case study approaches, which usually take an initiative as the starting point and look forward. 

  6. The Art of Assessing the Impact of Advocacy Work

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    Overview
    2002

    This paper explores the complex and changing nature of advocacy work, arguing that in many cases standardized forms of Monitoring & Evaluation/ Impact Analysis (M&E/IA) are likely to be inappropriate, as they will probably provide misleading information, and may create incentives that undermine joint action.

  7. The Advocacy Iceberg- Episode 1: The Value Iceberg

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    Discussion paper
    2016

    The pilot episode of this new podcast by Jim Coe features an interview with Rhonda Schlangen, co author with Jim of The Value Iceberg, a BetterEvaluation Discussion Paper about how the important elements of advocacy tend to be intangible, under the surface, difficult to see, and how this affects how advocacy is seen and valued. 

  8. A Practical Guide to Advocacy Evaluation

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    Guide

    This guide from the Innovation Network Inc. outlines a step by step  process for conducting evaluations on advocacy projects. It includes a range of tools and approaches that can be used to ensure an effective evaluation process takes place.

  9. Discerning Policy Influence: Framework for a Strategic Evaluation of IDRC-Supported Research

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    Overview
    2001

    This background paper on frameworks for examining policy influence defines policy influence in a broad way, from enhancing policy capacities (i.e., strengthening the capacity of researchers to address policy questions), through broadening policy horizons (i.e. building understanding and awareness of the multiple factors and actors at play in the policy process), to modifying policy regimes (actual change in policy).

  10. The value iceberg: weighing the benefits of advocacy and campaigning

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    Discussion paper
    2014

    BetterEvaluation Discussion Paper 1 is a thought piece written by Rhonda Schlangen and Jim Coe (independent consultants), members of the BetterEvaluation Community, and is intended to promote discussion. See the associated blog where you can post or view comments and responses, or listen to the Advocacy Iceberg podcast to hear Jim and Rhonda discuss this paper's themes.

    The paper looks at how concepts of 'value' and 'results' are being applied to advocacy and campaigning and presents some alternative strategies for assessing advocacy. 

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