Evaluating advocacy: an exploration of evidence and tools to understand what works and why

Evaluating advocacy: an exploration of evidence and tools to understand what works and why

3ie working paper 29

Katie Naeve, Julia Fischer-Mackey, Jyotsna Puri, Raag Bhatia and Rosaine N Yegbemey

This working paper adds to the growing study and practice of advocacy evaluation by examining the challenges associated with evaluating advocacy initiatives. The authors identify factors associated with successful advocacy interventions that have been measured using rigorous impact evaluations. This paper summarises them in a toolkit section and highlights that evaluating advocacy actions requires a combination of methods, and that any single method is too limited to evaluate the dynamic and multi-level, multi-actor nature of advocacy initiatives.

3ie evidence gap maps: a starting point for strategic evidence production and use

3ie evidence gap maps: a starting point for strategic evidence production and use

Working paper 3ie 2017

Evidence Gap Maps (EGMs) provide an important tool for evidence-informed policymaking and strategic research prioritisation.

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Integrating impact evaluation and implementation research to accelerate evidence-informed action

Working paper 3ie 2018
The authors of this paper use three case studies in which researchers and implementers integrated implementation research and impact evaluation, highlighting what worked or what was missed and provide practical recommendations.

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Synthesis of impact evaluations of the World Food Programme’s nutrition interventions in humanitarian settings in the Sahel

Working paper 3ie 2018

Acute malnutrition in the Sahel region affects an estimated 6 million children under the age of 5, of whom approximately 1.4 million require treatment for severe acute malnutrition.

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Community-driven development: does it build social cohesion or infrastructure? A mixed-method evidence synthesis

Working paper 3ie 2018

In community-driven development (CDD) programmes, community members are in charge of identifying, implementing and maintaining externally funded development projects.

3ie Working Paper 26

Power calculation for causal inference in social science: sample size and minimum detectable effect determination

Working paper 3ie 2016

This manual, developed in-house by 3ie's Eric Djimeu and Deo-Gracias Houndolo, presents the basic statistical concepts used in power calculations for experimental design.