Center for Lobbying in the Public Interest (CLPI)

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.

Evaluating Policy Influence and Advocacy

Evaluating Policy Influence and Advocacy

Influencing and informing policy is the main aim for many development organisations. However, activities directed at policy change are, in general, very hard to monitor and evaluate. As policy change is often a complex process, it is difficult to isolate the impact of a particular intervention from the influence of other factors and various actors. In addition, monitoring and evaluation tools usually used in managing interventions can be difficult to implement in these contexts.