Tactics and approaches for evidence-based advocacy. Lessons learned from 13 case studies in six countries.
|Title||How civil society generates and uses evidence for influencing policy : experiences from Watershed empowering citizens programme|
|Publication Type||Working Paper|
|Year of Publication||2020|
|Authors||Walter, E, Mukherjee, R, Rozenberg, E|
|Pagination||31 p. : boxes, fig, photogr.|
|Publisher||IRC / Watershed|
|Place Published||The Hague, the Netherlands|
The Watershed empowering citizens programme (2016-2020) supported civil society organisations (CSOs) to design country-specific strategies for evidence-based lobby and advocacy. This working paper introduces key concepts, the approach that the programme used, and the lessons learned from 13 case studies in six countries - Bangladesh, Ghana, India, Kenya, Mali and the Netherlands – and one global case study. These cases have shown there are several tactics and approaches that facilitate/enable use of the data and evidence to support the decision-making journey. These include inclusive stakeholder engagement; using thematic expertise throughout the process; increasing citizen participation; and using diverse forms of data. The questionnaire used for the case studies and an overview of the case studies themselves are include as annexes.
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