Radical Rerouting: New Roads for Advocacy Evaluation

Radical Rerouting: New Roads for Advocacy Evaluation

PUBLICATION | SEPTEMBER 2021 Radical Rerouting: New Roads for Advocacy Evaluation New Directions in Evaluation By Rhonda Schlangen and Jim Coe This journal article discusses the evolution of the evaluation of advocacy and its alignment with different parties’ interests in rigor, participation, and usefulness. We suggest that a narrow conception of power is acting as…

Pushing Boundaries: Advocacy Evaluation and Real-Time Learning in an HIV Prevention Research Advocacy Coalition in sub-Saharan Africa

Pushing Boundaries: Advocacy Evaluation and Real-Time Learning in an HIV Prevention Research Advocacy Coalition in sub-Saharan Africa

PUBLICATION | SEPTEMBER 2021 Pushing Boundaries: Advocacy Evaluation and Real-Time Learning in an HIV Prevention Research Advocacy Coalition in sub-Saharan Africa New Directions in Evaluation By  Jules Dasmariñas and Rhonda Schlangen Evaluation processes that facilitate learning among advocates must be nimble, creative, and meaningful while transcending putative performance and accountability management. This article describes the…

Pushing for Change: Lessons for Supporting and Conducting Highly Sensitive Advocacy

Pushing for Change: Lessons for Supporting and Conducting Highly Sensitive Advocacy

PUBLICATION | DECEMBER 2020 Pushing for Change: Lessons for Supporting and Conducting Highly Sensitive Advocacy By Marie-Hélène Adrien, Håvard Bergo, Rhonda Schlangen Advocacy is about change, and change is inevitably contested. But how should advocates and funders approach advocacy when the change being proposed is particularly sensitive? This paper shares learning from evaluation and research…

No Royal Road: Finding and Following the Natural Pathways in Advocacy Evaluation

No Royal Road: Finding and Following the Natural Pathways in Advocacy Evaluation

PUBLICATION | MONTH YEAR No Royal Road: Finding and Following the Natural Pathways in Advocacy Evaluation The Center for Evaluation Innovation By Jim Coe and Rhonda Schlangen As efforts at driving change become more diffuse, involve more actors, and have more transformational goals, we need a radically different approach to thinking about and assessing what…

The Value Iceberg: Weighing the Benefits of Advocacy and Campaigning

The Value Iceberg: Weighing the Benefits of Advocacy and Campaigning

PUBLICATION | 2014 The Value Iceberg: Weighing the Benefits of Advocacy and Campaigning Better Evaluation By Rhonda Schlangen and Jim Coe In this paper, Jim Coe and I discuss how, in value terms, advocacy is an iceberg. The most significant benefits are often submerged: difficult to measure, to monetize, and sometimes even to see. Efforts…

Looking through the Right End of the Telescope

Looking through the Right End of the Telescope

PUBLICATION | 2011 Looking through the Right End of the Telescope Center for Evaluation Innovation By Jim Coe and Rhonda Schlangen An evolving dialogue has emerged among advocates, evaluation professionals, and funders concerned with evaluating advocacy. An earlier focus on questions regarding whether it is possible to evaluate advocacy has led to a proliferation of…