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  1. 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.

  2. Smart and Ethical Principles and Practices for Public Interest Lobbying

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    This report from the Center for Lobbying in the Public Interest (CLPI) (archived link) outlines four key principles that aim to ensure an ethical and strategic approach to lobbying by non-profit organisations.

  3. 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, now the Council for Nonprofits Everyday Advocacy) is now a national, nonprofit organization that helps charitable organizations increase their effectiveness and impact through advocacy.

    The CLPI has moved to the Council of Non-Profits. More up to date information can be found on their website, including 'everyday advocacy' resources. Some of this links in this page are archived.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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. 
  9. The role of research in pro-poor dairy policy shift in Kenya

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    2006

    This working paper forms part of the International Livestock Research Institute’s (ILRI’s) and Overseas Development Institute’s (ODI’s) ‘Process and Partnership for Pro-poor Policy Change’, which seeks to identify and institutionalize innovative research and development mechanisms and approaches that lead to pro-poor policy. 

  10. Evaluations that make a difference

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    2015

    This collection gathers eight stories from around the world about evaluations that have made a difference to the lives of people. These stories collectively represent a range of approaches to evaluation, making it clear that there is no one 'right' way to do evaluation that leads to improvements in people’s lives. This project was supported through an EvalPartners-Innovation Challenge grant, which aimed to strengthen the demand for and use of evaluation to inform policy making during the International Year of Evaluation (2015).

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