The CARE International Advocacy Handbook

Advocacy is integral to delivering CARE’s vision. This manual is a toolkit of approaches, techniques and additional resources to help CARE staff think about how to integrate advocacy into their work.

Revitalising Evidence-based Policy for the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030: Lessons from Existing International Science Partnerships

Author: Elizabeth Carabine 

Publication date: April 23, 2015

The convergence of agreements on disaster risk reduction (DRR), development finance, sustainable development and climate change in 2015 presents a unique opportunity for coherence across these inter-related policy areas.

World development report 2014: risk and opportunity - managing risk for development

The WDR 2014 argues that risk management can be a powerful instrument for development—not only by building people’s resilience and thus reducing the effects of adverse events but also by allowing them to take advantage of opportunities for improvement. This presentation at the UK launch of the report clarifies the importance, objectives and components of risk management, and what these imply for all societal levels, ranging from the individual to the international community.

ODI: A guide to monitoring and evaluating policy influence

Author: Jones, H. (for ODI)
Publication date: 2011

This ODI background note provides an overview of approaches to monitoring and evaluating policy influence, based on an exploratory review of the literature and selected interviews with expert informants, as well as ongoing discussions and advisory projects for policy-makers and practitioners who also face the challenges of monitoring and evaluation.

CARE Climate vulnerability and capacity analysis (CVCA) handbook

The CVCA methodology is based on a framework of “enabling factors” for Community-Based Adaptation (CBA). It is designed to feed into and strengthen planning processes by providing vital, context-specific information about the impacts of climate change and local vulnerability.

This handbook provides an overview of the methodology, as well as practical guidance for using it in the design and implementation of adaptation actions.

Research and Advocacy for Policy Change: Measuring Progress

Author: Kelly, Linda 
Publication Date: 2002 

Research and advocacy work designed to influence policy is an growing area of operation in the non-profit sector, among non-government organisations (NGOs) and more recently in some government departments concerned with aid and development.
Assessment of the effectiveness of such work, both the immediate outcomes and the integration with broader organisational aims and goals has received little attention until recently.

What is success? Measuring and evaluating the impact of social justice advocacy and citizen organizing strategies

One of the crucial ways of deepening our understanding of efforts to advance rights, equality and justice is by evaluating our strategies. A relatively new area of thinking and practice, evaluating advocacy and organizing involves defining what we are measuring and how to measure it. We look at evaluation as the flipside of planning by pushing ourselves to define what is success and how we measure it, we sharpen the link between our strategies and our vision