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Oct

Advocacy Action Guide: A ToolKit for Strategic Policy Advocacy Campaigns

Changing public health policy is one of the most effective ways to improve public health on a population-wide scale. Moving a public health issue onto the policy agenda and through the policy making process requires a well-planned strategic advocacy campaign. The components of an advocacy campaign are the same regardless of the advocacy goals. This guide is designed to help civil society organizations plan and conduct effective advocacy campaigns that will result in the adoption and implementation of strong effective …

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26

May

Budget Monitoring and Policy Influence

Author: Paolo de Renzio and Warren Krafchik Published by: Overseas Development Institute(ODI) Date: 2007 This brief from the ODI summarises the findings of a study, led by the International Budget Project and the Institute of Development Studies at the University of Sussex, which attempted to bring together evidence from case studies of organisations in Brazil, Croatia, India, Mexico, South Africa, and Uganda that have been engaged in budget work. This study focused mostly on a set of intermediate outcomes in …

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Apr

Raising The Stakes: The Impact of HakiElimu’s Advocacy Work on Education Policy and Budget in Tanzania

Tanzania has invested heavily in ensuring that all children have access to education. This case study describes how the Civil society group HakiElimu stepped in to take the political commitment beyond enrollment and graduation targets to meaningful policy decisions that lead to higher quality schooling. This case study examines the issues, campaign, and impact.

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Apr

People Centred Advocacy

This book provides an overview of successful examples and innovations in the engagement of citizens by Supreme Audit Institutions. It summarizes the deliberations on Effective practices of cooperation between SAIs and citizens to enhance public accountability of the 21st United Nations/International Organisation of Supreme Audit Institutions (INTOSAI) Symposium of 2011. Based on an analysis of the responses of INTOSAI members to the questionnaire which formed the technical basis for the 21st Symposium, the book describes innovative practices of communication between SAIs and citizens, as well as cases of citizen participation in government auditing.

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26

Mar

Vertically Integrated Policy Monitoring: A Tool for Civil Society Policy Advocacy

This article describes to what extent vertical integration in public policy monitoring is crucial to strengthen civil society advocacy strategies. The author defines vertical integration as the systematic and coordinated monitoring of the performance of public policies and elite actors at all the levels of decision making: local, national and transnational levels. It allows civil society to better identify the issues that prevent public decision making from reaching its objectives, which helps civil society to target its strategies more precisely. …

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