Advocacy and Policy Change

Six Conditions that Increase the Likelihood and Effectiveness of Evaluators Speaking Truth to Power by Barbara Klugman

Hi, I’m Barbara Klugman. I offer strategy support and conduct evaluations with social justice funders and NGOs in South Africa and internationally. I practice utilization-focused evaluation, frequently using mixed methods including outcomes harvesting and social network analysis (SNA). My own history spans social activism, directing NGOs and both working for and being on boards of …

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APC TIG Week: Evaluating the effects of NGO organizational change processes on Human Rights advocacy outcomes by Tosca Bruno-van Vijfeijken

I am Tosca Bruno-van Vijfeijken, and I direct the Transnational NGO Initiative at Syracuse University, USA. The Initiative has assisted a number of major international non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to review their leadership and management practices related to large-scale organizational change. My colleagues – Steve Lux, Shreeya Neupane, and Ramesh Singh – and I recently completed …

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APC TIG Week: What’s the role of local context in advocacy? Developing success factors from three case studies by Johanna Morariu, Katie Fox and Marti Frank

We are Johanna Morariu and Katie Fox of Innovation Network and Marti Frank of Efficiency for Everyone. Since 2015 our team has worked with the Center for Community Change (CCC) to develop case studies of economic justice campaigns in Seattle, Washington, DC and Minneapolis/St. Paul. In each case study, our goal was to lift up …

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APC TIG Week: Building international teams to evaluate international advocacy initiatives by Carlisle Levine and Toyin Akpan

Hello! We are Carlisle Levine with BLE Solutions in the United States and Toyin Akpan with Auricle Services in Nigeria. We served as evaluation partner to Champions for Change Nigeria, an initiative that builds Nigerian NGOs’ evaluation capacities of to more effectively advocate for policies and programs that support women’s and children’s health. Through this …

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APC TIG Week: Using SNA to quantify and visualise relationships of power and influence in advocacy networks by Barbara Klugman

Hi, I’m Barbara Klugman. I offer strategy support and conduct evaluations with social justice funders, NGOs, networks and leadership training institutions in South Africa and internationally. I practice utilization-focused evaluation, frequently using mixed methods including outcomes harvesting and Social Network Analysis (SNA). Rad Resource: For advocacy evaluation, SNA can help identify: how connected different types …

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APC TIG Week: Evaluating a Dynamic Initiative by Susanna Dilliplane

Hello, I’m Susanna Dilliplane, Deputy Director of the Aspen Institute’s Aspen Planning and Evaluation Program. Like many others, we wrestle with the challenge of evaluating complex and dynamic advocacy initiatives. Advocates often adjust their approach to achieving social or policy change in response to new information or changes in context, evolving their strategy as they …

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APC TIG Week: Learning and evolving in advocacy and campaign evaluation by Rhonda Schlangen and Jim Coe

Hello! We are Rhonda Schlangen and Jim Coe, evaluation consultants who specialize in advocacy and campaigns. We are happy to kick off this week of AEA365 with interesting posts from members of the Advocacy and Policy Change Evaluation TIG. Over the last two decades there has been a seismic shift in thinking about evaluating advocacy. …

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DUP Week: Accessible Evaluation Techniques with June Gothberg

Greetings, I am June Gothberg, Ph.D. from Western Michigan University, Chair of the Disabilities and Underrepresented Populations TIG and co-author of the Universal Design for Evaluation Checklist (4th ed.).   Historically, our TIG has been a ‘working’ TIG, working collaboratively with AEA and the field to build capacity for accessible and inclusive evaluation.  Several terms tend to …

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APC TIG Week: Navigating Uncharted Waters: Design, Monitoring and Evaluation of Policy Influence Campaigns with Marc Brown

Greetings from my nation’s capital – Ottawa, eh! My name is Marc Brown and I’m the Design, Monitoring & Evaluation (DME) manager for our government policy influence campaigns at World Vision Canada.  WVC has spent the past 15 years engaging government stakeholders directly in policy creation and implementation which impacts the well-being of the most …

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APC TIG Week: Applying APC Evaluation Practice to Theory by Annette Gardner and Claire Brindis

We are Annette Gardner and Claire Brindis, both at the Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies at the University of California, San Francisco and authors of the recent book, Advocacy and Policy Change Evaluation: Theory and Practice. There is a growing body of resources on linking theory to advocacy and policy change evaluation …

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