By: EvalPartners in collaboration with other partners
This work is inspired by Paris 21’s advocacy tool-kit and aims to fill a gap at the bottom of the “capacity pyramid” (on the enabling environment for evaluation) by advocating for the “demand side” of evaluation. The toolkit was jointly developed by EvalPartners, IOCE and UNWOMEN in partnership with UNEG, UNICEF, the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland and USAID. The final publication “Advocating for Evaluation: A toolkit to develop advocacy strategies to strengthen an enabling environment for evaluation” is now available, for free download here and e-version. The focus of the toolkit is to help civil society organisations, VOPEs, governments and other development partners to: learn how strategic advocacy can be leveraged to increase the demand for evaluation; acquire essential skills to become an effective advocate for building an enabling environment for evaluation; devise a long-term advocacy strategy to develop and implement equity and gender sensitive national evaluation policies and systems; respond quickly to seize any unplanned advocacy opportunity to build a culture of evaluation. We hope the toolkit is useful to members and partners. An e-learning tool is currently being developed (led by Marco Segone) to support learning from the document and broader use.