Our Knowledge, Resources & Publications

We are always learning through our work, and we seek to accelerate change more broadly by sharing our frameworks, approaches, and lessons learned.

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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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Briefs / Reports
2016

A win often means getting the support of elected officials, and the Policymaker Rating method was designed to measure just that. This brief shares scenarios where this method was applied and modified to show what has worked (and what utterly failed).

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Frameworks
2014

Theories of change support strategic planning, evaluation designs and Measurement, Learning and Evaluation (MLE) plans. Learn more about its definition, applications, benefits, formats and considerations with this useful handout.

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Briefs / Reports
2013

Ongoing measurement, learning and evaluation efforts hold the promise of continuous improvement, better accountability and learning, and—ultimately—more successful work. This piece shares five insights we believe are key

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Briefs / Reports
2013

Advocates and funders have clear beliefs and assumptions about how policy change will happen. Those underlying theories can be enhanced by considering what different disciplines have learned about what conditions

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