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  1. Unique Methods in Advocacy Evaluation

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    Tool

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

  2. 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. 

  3. 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.

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

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    Overview

    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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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. 

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