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  1. System Mapping: A case example

    Resource
    Example

    Innovation Network has recently used system mapping in an evaluation for CARE, the international aid and relief organization.

  2. Feminist evaluation approach is not just about women

    Blog
    4th October, 2012

    I am at the European Evaluation Society conference in Helsinki and I attended the gender and evaluation session to learn more about approaches and practices. The two presenters (Dr Julia Espinosa and Dr Donna Podems) generated good discussions on evaluating gender and development projects, evaluating projects with a gender component, or using feminist evaluation approach when evaluating a project.

  3. Advocacy and Policy Influencing

    Event
    Course
    23rd November, 2014 to 27th November, 2014
    United Kingdom
    Paid

    This course gives participants a thorough understanding of how to influence the policy making process in their own context to achieve policy change. You will learn skills to help you plan and deliver effective advocacy strategies; enhance your ability to lobby decision makers; and gain confidence in the ways in which you relate to different audiences. You will also have a more thorough understanding of power dynamics in an advocacy context.

  4. Advocacy Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation

    Event
    Course
    30th November, 2014 to 2nd December, 2014
    United Kingdom
    Paid

    Building on INTRAC’s extensive experience in both monitoring and evaluating (M&E) and in advocacy, this course will support practitioners with how to ensure M&E is integrated into both planning advocacy initiatives and feeding into organisational learning and accountability. The course will focus on a variety of practical ways to meet the challenges of advocacy M&E. The course content draws on real-life case studies from our work in supporting organisations to develop advocacy strategies and from carrying out evaluations of advocacy initiatives. It deals with the challenge of how to assess contribution to change. Finally, it provides a series of practical tools which can help participants to develop and improve the advocacy M&E systems, in accordance with their organisation’s capacity and needs.

  5. Advocacy and Policy Influencing Blended Learning (Feb- March 2015)

    Event
    Webinar
    1st February, 2015 to 23rd March, 2015
    Online
    Paid

    This programme is delivered remotely via webinar and Skype and has three parts.  2-5 February 2015 (part one); week of 2 March 2015 (part two); and 24 March 2015 (part three)  Is developing and implementing an advocacy strategy critical to success in your project or programme? Do your staff and partners need support to achieve your advocacy objectives? In this capacity building programme, you will have the opportunity to develop and troubleshoot the implementation of an advocacy strategy as well as build your knowledge and confidence. This programme will give you the knowledge and skills to influence policy and practice in your own context. You will learn skills to help you plan and deliver an effective advocacy strategy; enhance your ability to lobby decision makers; and gain confidence in the ways in which you relate to different audiences. You will also have the skills to analyse power dynamics and choose your advocacy activities so they have maximum impact.

  6. Advocacy Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation

    Event
    Course
    24th March, 2015 to 26th March, 2015
    United Kingdom
    Paid

    Building on INTRAC’s extensive experience in both monitoring and evaluating (M&E) and in advocacy, this course will support practitioners with how to ensure M&E is integrated into both planning advocacy initiatives and feeding into organisational learning and accountability. The course will focus on a variety of practical ways to meet the challenges of advocacy M&E. The course content draws on real-life case studies from our work in supporting organisations to develop advocacy strategies and from carrying out evaluations of advocacy initiatives. It deals with the challenge of how to assess contribution to change. Finally, it provides a series of practical tools which can help participants to develop and improve the advocacy M&E systems, in accordance with their organisation’s capacity and needs.

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

    Resource
    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. 

  8. 7 ways to make your advocacy, lobbying and policy-influencing work more visible using monitoring and evaluation

    Event
    Webinar
    11th March, 2015
    Online
    Free

    Gavin Stedman-Bryce has a special interest in evaluating advocacy, lobbying and policy-influencing work. In this free 30 minute coffee break webinar, he will share with you 7 ways in which you can use monitoring and evaluation to make your influencing work more visible. This webinar will last for 30 minutes with the opportunity to ask questions via Facebook after.

  9. e-Learning Course on Advocating for Evaluation

    Event
    Course
    12th March, 2015 to 30th December, 2015
    Online
    Free

    By the end of this course, you will be able to demonstrate your knowledge of Advocating for Evaluation concepts and practices. The course is composed of 8 units. Participants are required to complete all units and accompanying tests to be able to print out the certificate.

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

    Resource
    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. 

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