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  1. Understanding Influence: The Episode Studies Approach

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    Overview
    2009

    In this chapter from the book, The Politics of Trade, published by the International Development Research Centre, Fred Carden provides a broad overview of the Episode Study technique as well as surrounding issues in understanding the impact that research has on policy.

  2. 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.

  3. Monitoring, evaluation and learning in NGO advocacy

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    2013

    This state-of-the-art report, commissioned by Oxfam America, describes how nine advocacy and campaigning organisations in the UK and US undertake monitoring and evaluation of their campaigns. The study was undertaken by two independent evaluators experienced with advocacy initiatives and involved a voluntary cohort of nine NGOs who were surveyed and interviewed.

    Authors: Jim Coe and Juliette Majot. February 2013.

  4. W.K. Kellogg Foundation Evaluation Handbook (2017 edition)

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    Guide
    2017

    This handbook provides guidance for conducting and managing evaluations, including a conceptual framework for thinking about evaluation as a relevant and useful program tool. It was written primarily for project directors who have direct responsibility for the ongoing evaluation of W.K. Kellogg Foundation-funded projects and Kellogg Foundation Grant Applicants.

  5. Monitoring and evaluating advocacy: Companion to the advocacy toolkit

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    Guide

    This guide, written by Julia Coffman for UNICEF, looks at strategies and features of evaluations that focus on assessing the impact of advocacy campaigns. The key element of the guide is built around five questions for planning advocacy monitoring and evaluation. A number of case studies are also included to demonstrate how these key questions were answered in the field. 

  6. Evaluating the non-academic impact of academic research: Design considerations

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    2016
    In this journal article, Andrew Gunn (University of Leeds) and Michael Mintrom (ANZSOG/Monash University ) explore how evaluation of non-academic research impact can measure impact effectively without undermining academic freedom and research excellence. This article is published in the Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management behind a paywall, however a summary published in the ANZSOG blog has been republished on BetterEvaluation with permission. 
  7. 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.

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