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  1. 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.

  2. The Center for Evaluation Innovation

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    The Center for Evaluation Innovation focuses on expanding evaluation practice in new directions and into new arenas. They specialize in fields that are hard to measure, like advocacycommunications, and systems change. In the area of advocacy evaluation, the Center is helping to advance this emerging field through working with many pioneering and creative advocates, evaluators, and funders committed to growing it through collaboration.

  3. Issues in assessing the policy influence of research

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    This paper presents a methodology for assessing the influence of research on public policy. The article reviews the origins of the methodology, outlines it in depth, and explores the outcomes after implementation. It concludes with issues in the revision of the methodology. 

  4. Handbook on monitoring, evaluating and managing knowledge for policy influence

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    Guide
    2011

    This handbook from the Center for the Implementation of Public Policies Promoting Equity and Growth (CIPPEC) is designed to support research institutions develop monitoring and evaluation and knowledge management systems in order to improve their performance.

  5. Making a difference: M&E of policy research

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    Guide
    2007

    The paper presents examples and approaches on conducting M&E of policy research from the current experience of a range of research institutes, think tanks and funding bodies. The approaches have been divided into the following five key performance areas: Strategy and direction; Management; Outputs; Uptake; and Outcomes and impacts. Research programmes or institutes may wish to focus on only one of these areas, or may combine approaches across the areas to form a more comprehensive M&E plan.

  6. Assessing the impact of research on policy

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    2008

    The authors of this review analyse various evaluation options (including ethnographic and quantitative approaches, focus groups, process tracing, and network mapping and analysis) in order to find out which ones are the most suitable to evaluate the impact of research on policy change. 

  7. Center for Lobbying in the Public Interest (CLPI)

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    Guide
    2012

    Founded in 1998 as a project of the Independent Sector, the Center for Lobbying in the Public Interest (CLPI) is now a national, nonprofit organization that helps charitable organizations increase their effectiveness and impact through advocacy.

  8. Advocacy Impact Evaluation

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    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.

  9. Overview of Current Advocacy Evaluation Practice

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    Overview
    2009

    This paper from the Center for Evaluation Innovation provides a detailed overview of the area of advocacy evaluation with a focus on the kind of approaches being used.

  10. Making Change Happen: Advocacy and Citizen Participation

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    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.

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