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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.

Climate Finance and Public Finance Management

Author: Neil Bird

Publication date: June 2015

Much attention has been directed at the international commitments to assist developing countries respond to climate change. This is reflected in the debate over the commitments made under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change: at the UNFCCC negotiations in Copenhagen in 2009, developed countries committed to jointly mobilise $100 billion climate finance per year by 2020, from public, private and alternative sources, to address the needs of developing countries.

Global mental health policy influence toolkit

Mental health affects one in four people globally. Yet it does not receive due policy-influence. This toolkit aims to support researchers and project teams to maximise their policy-influence.

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.

Participatory Video for Advocacy CASE STUDY: Maternal Mortality in Burkina Faso

This project in Burkina Faso was developed by the White Ribbon Alliance to boost the ongoing campaign for reducing maternal mortality through voices from the ground. They chose 6 health workers and midwives to take part in a Participatory Video project. During the training we visited health services and families; talking to them, discussing and watching the films to make a film message that would raise awareness and give grassroots solutions for maternal mortality issues in Burkina.

Watch the video at http://www.insightshare.org/watch/video/avec-nous

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.

SEA Change webinar "Presenting evaluation findings and evidence-based organizational learning"

This webinar was developed based on requests by SEA Change CoP members to learn more about presenting evaluation findings and the pre-requisites for their organization to better learn from evaluation findings. Mr. Glenn O'Neil looked at how to present evaluation findings, with a focus on different messages for different stakeholders in order to improve the use of evaluation findings. After that he discussed what it takes to become an evidence-based learning organization and gave some guidance on how to improve evidence-based learning in your organization.