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When the Best Offense is a Good Defense


2019

We talked to advocates and funders to better understand how they think about advocacy on the defense. We wanted to understand whether it was a distinct category of work and the degree to which there were useful frameworks and tools for evaluating it.

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Tools
2007

This collection of tools helps operationalize how advocates can measure core outcome areas identified in “A Guide to Measuring Advocacy and Policy.” This resource provides 27 sample tools and methodologies

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Frameworks
2007

In the mid-2000s, funders and advocates began to wrestle with the thorny challenge of meaningfully measuring the results of policy-related work. There was hunger to go beyond counting advocates’ activities—easy to do, but hard to interpret.This guide lays out a framework for naming outcomes associated with advocacy and policy work and provides guidance on how to think about evaluation design. Excerpts from this guide have reached international audiences, including a translation to French and publication in the journal Echos du Cote and a Russian translation.

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Articles
2007

As part of a “Hard to Measure” series, the Evaluation Exchange produced a Spring 2007 issue focused on Advocacy and Policy Change Evaluation. Featuring sample evaluations, promising practices, new tools, and other resources, its 18 articles continue to provide useful resources to the field.

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Briefs / Reports
2004

Case Study: United Nations

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