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Evaluating global campaigning – example of HLP advocacy

From evaluating global campaigns and advocacy projects we naturally learn a lot about the challenges and obstacles faced at this level.

I recently carried out an evaluation for  Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) on their programme-based advocacy initiative on housing, land, and property (HLP) – the evaluation report is available online (pdf).

This was a very interesting project as it both aimed to bring about policy change at the local (national) and global levels to strengthen the HLP rights of displaced persons, some of the key learnings for global campaigns and advocacy that I’d highlight were as follows:

– the positive results seen in combining country and global level advocacy with country-level cases providing substantive evidence for the global advocacy;

– the importance of achieving change within the organisations carrying out the advocacy, particularly when they are carrying programmes in the given sector (in this case, assistance and support for displaced persons);

– the balance between going alone on or building broader alliances for advocacy initiatives;

– the need to follow up advocacy initiatives and treat advocacy not as “one-off” events or activities but as activities that will need to be monitored and supported until the given objectives are met.

The evaluation was carried out by Patricia Goldschmid and myself for Owl RE.

 

September 1, 2015 at 6:48 am Leave a comment

Addressing causation in humanitarian evaluation

A new discussion paper has been released by ALNAP entitled “Addressing causation in humanitarian evaluation: A discussion on designs, approaches and examples”.

The paper discusses possible evaluation designs and approaches that can help provide credible answers to these types of questions, using examples from Oxfam, WFP, UNHCR and NRC.

The paper cites an evaluation I worked on with NRC in the realm of advocacy evaluation.

View the paper here>> 

February 10, 2015 at 3:00 pm 1 comment


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