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APC Week: Colleen Duggan and Kenneth Bush on Evaluation in Settings Affected by Violent Conflict: What Difference Does Context Make?

We are Colleen Duggan, Senior Evaluation Specialist, International Development Research Centre (Canada) and Kenneth Bush, Director of Research, International Conflict Research (Northern Ireland).  For the past three years, we have been collaborating on a joint exploratory research project called Evaluation in Extremis:  The Politics and Impact of Research in Violently Divided Societies, bringing together researchers, …

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APC Week: Claire Hutchings and Kimberly Bowman on Advocacy Impact Evaluation

Hello – we’re Claire Hutchings and Kimberly Bowman, working with Oxfam Great Britain (GB) on Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning of Advocacy and Campaigns. We’re writing today to share with you Oxfam GB’s efforts to adopt a rigorous approach to advocacy impact evaluation and to ask you to help us strengthen our approach. Rad Resources Resources: …

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APC Week: Rhonda Schlangen on Joint Evaluation Strategies for Advocacy and Services

My name is Rhonda Schlangen, and I’m an independent evaluation consultant specializing in advocacy and campaign evaluation. Non-governmental service delivery organizations use advocacy as a lever for greater impact.  They often have a tough time finding useful internal evaluation systems to assess their combined service delivery and advocacy work.  Many service providers try to fall …

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APC Week: Edmina Bradshaw on Evaluating the Advocacy Efforts of Non-Profits – After the Fact….

My name is Dr. Edmina Bradshaw, Principal Consultant of Edmina Bradshaw LLC.  I work with a small group of professionals on program planning and evaluation for national and local nonprofit organizations, mostly in the aging field.  I also support organizations in implementing self-directed volunteer teams(sdvnetwork.com) across the country. I find that while the need for …

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APC Week: Carlisle Levine on Useful Tools for Assessing Advocacy Progress

Hello! I’m Carlisle Levine, an independent evaluator specializing in organizational and advocacy evaluation. I have led CARE USA’s advocacy evaluation and co-led Catholic Relief Services’ program evaluation. As an internal and independent evaluator, I have learned important lessons about advocacy evaluation. Lessons Learned: Influencing policy change is a lengthy, convoluted process involving many actors, actions …

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APC Week: David Devlin-Foltz on Advocacy and Policy Change Week

Welcome to Advocacy and Policy Change TIG week on AEA365!  I’m David Devlin-Foltz and I co-chair our TIG when I’m not directing the Advocacy Planning and Evaluation Program at The Aspen Institute or, well, doing other things.  My team and I work principally with foundations and nonprofits to assess efforts to advocate for policy change …

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APC Week: Ehren Reed on Useful Resources for Advocacy Evaluation

Hello. I’m Ehren Reed and I am a Director with Innovation Network. For several years, much of my work has involved the evaluation of advocacy and policy change efforts. During that time, I have witnessed this topic grow from a conversation between a small cadre of evaluators and funders to a full-fledged field with an …

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APC Week: Tayo Fabusuyi on the need for a Community of Practice on Advocacy Evaluation

I’m Tayo Fabusuyi, lead strategist at Numeritics, a Pittsburgh-based research and consulting practice. While advocacy has been around since humans were first able to give voice to different opinions, the evaluation of advocacy efforts is still very much in its infancy. One of the hallmarks of a nascent field is the absence of consensus on …

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APC Week: Anna Williams on When is a policy “win” real? Why does this matter when evaluating policy advocacy?

Hi. I’m Anna Williams, Senior Associate at Ross & Associates Environmental Consulting, in Seattle, Washington. Advocates, their funders, and policy advocacy evaluators seek to understand the results of policy advocacy work. Advocates promote the adoption (or reversal) of government policies, and many use the term “wins” to refer to successful milestones in their advocacy work. …

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APC Week: Gabrielle Watson on Internal Utilization of External Evaluations

Greetings! I’m Gabrielle Watson, and I work at Oxfam America, a global humanitarian and development organization working to end social injustice around the world. As the Manager for Campaign Evaluation, I work with policy advocacy teams to assess their campaigns and facilitate learning. We periodically commission external evaluations. They are a big time and resource …

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