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How civil society generates and uses evidence for influencing policy : experiences from Watershed empowering citizens programme

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.

TitleHow civil society generates and uses evidence for influencing policy : experiences from Watershed empowering citizens programme
Publication TypeWorking Paper
Year of Publication2020
AuthorsWalter, E., Mukherjee, R., Rozenberg, E.
Pagination31 p. : boxes, fig, photogr.
Date Published12/2020
PublisherIRC / Watershed
Place PublishedThe Hague, the Netherlands
Publication LanguageEnglish
Abstract

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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URLhttps://watershed.nl/media/evidence-based-advocacy-how-civil-society-generates-and-uses-evidence-for-influencing-policy-and-practice/
Citation Key87443

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