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  1. Public Impact Fundamentals and Observatory

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    Example
    2016

    The Public Impact Fundamentals are a framework developed by the Centre for Public Impact to assess what makes a successful policy outcome and describe what can be done to maximise the chances of achieving public impact. The Fundamentals are complemented by the Centre's Public Impact Observatory - a library of hundreds of public policy case studies that have been analysed using the Fundamentals.

  2. Short Course on Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning about policy influence: how to get some certainty amidst all the complexity

    Event
    Course
    16th March, 2017 to 13th April, 2017
    Online
    Paid

    This is an online course offered by the On Think Tanks School, targeted to individuals and members of think tanks and other policy research organisations who are looking for viable and innovative ways to assess how their own research influences policymaking.

  3. Evidence Base Journal

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    Discussion paper

    ANZSOG's peer-reviewed journal, Evidence Base, publishes reviews of the evidence informing decision-making in specific policy areas. The focus of these reviews is to determine ‘what works?’, based on the evidence. This journal was designed for public sector decision-makers and aims to be a ‘broker’ between the public sector, academics and other policy specialists.

  4. Learning about Theories of Change for the Monitoring and Evaluation of Research Uptake

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    Example
    2013

    The paper, published by the Institute of Development Studies (IDS), captures lessons from recent experiences on using ‘theories of change’ amongst organisations involved in the research–policy interface.

  5. Learning about Theories of Change for the Monitoring and Evaluation of Research Uptake

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    Discussion paper
    2013

    This practice paper from IDS captures lessons from recent experiences on using ‘theories of change’ amongst organisations involved in the research–policy interface.

    The literature in this area highlights much of the complexity inherent in the policymaking process, as well as the challenges around finding meaningful ways to measure research uptake. As a tool, ‘theories of change’ offers much, but the paper argues that the very complexity and dynamism of the research-to-policy process means that any theory of change will be inadequate in this context. Therefore, rather than overcomplicating a static depiction of change at the start (to be evaluated at the end), incentives need to be in place to regularly collect evidence around the theory, test it periodically, and then reflect and reconsider its relevance and assumptions.

  6. Webinar: Storytelling, Participatory Media, & Public Health & Human Rights

    Event
    Webinar
    9th March, 2016
    Online
    Free

    Please join StoryCenter for a free one-hour webinar, "Storytelling, Participatory Media, and International Public Health and Human Rights". For the past 10 years, Silence Speaks has been exploring how StoryCenter's methods can be adapted to support international public health and human rights promotion. The webinar includes an overview of the theory behind this work, a glimpse of current projects focused on sexual and reproductive health and women's rights, and an introduction to the ethical considerations practitioners and advocates must address ! in designing impactful storytelling and participatory media efforts.

  7. Contribution Tracing

    Event
    Course
    11th July, 2016 to 13th July, 2016
    United Kingdom
    Paid

    There is increasing emphasis placed by impact evaluation commissioners on assessing the contribution made by projects and programmes to changing people’s lives, commonly referred to as a ‘contribution claim’. It can be argued that current theory-based approaches fail to provide evaluators with guidance on the ‘right’ data to gather and the quality of that data in relation to a particular contribution claim. This course aims to guide evaluators to collect data which can help assess how strongly or weakly such data support contribution claims.

  8. From Evidence to Action: The Story of Cash Transfers and Impact Evaluation in Sub-Saharan Africa

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    Overview
    2016

    This book presents a detailed overview of the impact evaluations of cash transfer programmes, carried out by the Transfer Project and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)'s From Protection to Production project. There is a focus on the role of programme evaluation in the process of developing policies and implementing programmes.

  9. Unique Methods in Advocacy Evaluation

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    Tool

    This document describes four unique advocacy evaluation methods for assessing advocacy and policy change. 

  10. Evaluating your nonprofit's lobbyist

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    Guide

    This guide provides eight key activities that organisations should use to evaluate the effectiveness of their lobbyist. 

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