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Advocacy and policy influencing for social change

This manual aims to increase the advocacy skills of civil society organisations (CSOs) as well as their influence on public policies in order to contribute to social transformation.

The core of the Manual is the Advocacy and Policy Influencing Cycle, which draws from the Project Management Cycle. It stresses that policy influencing should be embedded in an organisation's theory of change (ToC). 

The manual is made up of five parts:

  • Introduction to advocacy and policy influencing (including the CLASP Principles)
  • Birth of the early message
  • Alliance building and action plan
  • Implementation and learning: delivering the final message
  • Toolbox

The knowledge and skills in the manual are based on the experience of global training and consultancy agency MDF. The case studies in the manual are mostly from the work of CSOs from the Western Balkans and Turkey.

TitleAdvocacy and policy influencing for social change
Publication TypeManual
Year of Publication2011
AuthorsRoebeling, G., Vries, J. de
Pagination225 p.
Date Published07/2011
PublisherTechnical Asssistance for Civil Society Organisations (TACSO), Regional Office
Place PublishedSarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Publication LanguageEnglish
KeywordsCLASP principles, social change, theories of change
Abstract

This manual aims to increase the advocacy skills of civil society organisations (CSOs) as well as their influence on public policies in order to contribute to social transformation.

The core of the Manual is the Advocacy and Policy Influencing Cycle, which draws from the Project Management Cycle. It stresses that policy influencing should be embedded in an organisation's theory of change (ToC). 

The manual is made up of five parts:

  • Introduction to advocacy and policy influencing (including the CLASP Principles)
  • Birth of the early message
  • Alliance building and action plan
  • Implementation and learning: delivering the final message
  • Toolbox

The knowledge and skills in the manual are based on the experience of global training and consultancy agency MDF. The case studies in the manual are mostly from the work of CSOs from the Western Balkans and Turkey.

Notes

Includes a glossary of terms.

URLhttp://www.tacso.org/documents/otherdoc/?id=5039
Citation Key81855

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