In an effort to monitor and evaluate its advocacy interventions, AFP has created the Cascade for tracking progress on advocacy strategies and quick wins. A number of other documents and strategies on monitoring and evaluation for family planning and advocacy can be found here as well.

Other Resources
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How to Note: Evaluating Influence

The evaluation of influence is critical to shaping and maximizing the effect of DFID’s development contribution by allowing interventions to be...
Department for International Development, United Kingdom

An Advocate's Guide: Strategic Indicators for Universal Access to Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights

This guide was prepared to enable advocates to use data when advocating for universal access to sexual and reproductive health rights (SRHR...
Asian-Pacific Resource and Research Centre for Women

What Works in Family Planning: A Research Brief

The MLE project produced a seven-minute video about urban family planning and what works in family planning program interventions. Two hundred...
Measurement, Learning and Evaluation Project for the Urban Reproductive Health Initiative

Transparency and Accountability Program (TAP) - New Grant Window

The Transparency and Accountability Program (TAP) is pleased to announce the opening of our latest request for proposals. In the newest phase of our...
Results for Development

Risky Business

The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation's Guiding Principles state that the foundation "focuses on the most serious problems facing society where...
Stanford PACS Center of Philanthropy and Civil Society

Broadening the Range of Designs and Methods for Impact Evaluations

This report deals with difficult methodological and theoretical challenges faced by those who wish to evaluate the impacts of international...
Department for International Development (DFID)

Making Evaluations Matter: A Practical Guide for Evaluators

Our evaluation experiences matter – to ourselves and to those we engage with during the evaluation. But to what extent do these evaluations...
Centre for Development Innovation, Wageningen University & Research centre, Wageningen, The Netherlands

Keeping Promises, Delivering Results

The United Nations Commission on Information and Accountability for Women's and Children's Health presented their report, Keeping Promises, Measuring...
Commission on Information and Accountability for Women's and Children's Health

The Scorecard: Monitoring and Evaluating the Implementation of the World Bank's Reproductive Health Action Plan 2010-2015

Approved in 2010, the Reproductive Health Action Plan (RHAP) marks the Bank's renewed commitment to sexual and reproductive health. Building on...
International Planned Parenthood Federation

The Elusive Craft of Evaluating Advocacy

Very few big social changes happen without some form of advocacy. When these efforts succeed, the results can be transformative. However, effective...
Stanford Social Innovation Review

Indicators as Interventions: Pitfalls and Prospects in Supporting Development Initiatives

Indicators are ubiquitous in development policy. Corruption. Human trafficking. Obstacles to doing business. Child mortality and morbidity. There are...
Rockefeller Foundation

A Guide to Actionable Measurement

A Guide to Actionable Measurement is the result of a year-long cross-foundation effort to develop common principles, approaches, and taxonomies to...
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Advocacy Tools and Guidelines

Provides a brief overview of the components of M&E along with questions that should be asked when monitoring and evaluating an advocacy...
CARE Chapter 7

Framing Paper: Current Advocacy Evaluation Practice

Several different advocacy evaluation approaches are described in this paper. A matrix is provided that summarizes the approaches by providing...
Julia Coffman; Advocacy Evaluation Advances

Pathfinder: A Practical Guide to Advocacy Evaluation

Eight steps to learning-focused advocacy evaluation are put forth in this guide to help advocates evaluate their efforts. 1. Evaluation Purpose 2....

A: Getting the Basics in Place

This document is intended for managers of campaigns who want to add an M&E component to their activities. The recommended steps to designing an...
National Council for Voluntary Organizations

Evaluating International Social Change Networks: a Conceptual Framework for a Participatory Approach

This article discusses the components of a social change network and the challenges associated with evaluating a network. A matrix with 56 indicators...
Wilson-Grau, R. and Nunez, M.

The Evaluation Exchange: Advocacy and Policy Change

A variety of topics are covered that discuss evaluation issues for advocacy and policy change such as theory and practice, evaluations to watch, ask...
Harvard Family Research Project

A Guide to Measuring Advocacy and Policy

This guide is separated into two sections: 1. Context of Measuring Advocacy and Policy Change Efforts and 2. Designing Appropriate Evaluations....
Annie E. Casey Foundation

A Handbook of Data Collection Tools: Companion to "A Guide to Measuring Advocacy and Policy"

This handbook includes examples and tools for collecting information from policy and advocacy efforts. Focus is given to the following outcomes:...
Annie E. Casey Foundation

Data Collection for Advocacy Evaluation: The "Intense Period Debrief

The Intense Period Debrief Methodology is described in this document as a useful tool to be used after a policy window and intense advocacy activity...
Innovation Network

The Challenge of Assessing Policy and Advocacy Activities: Part II Moving From Theory to Practice

This document is divided into two sections which cover recommendations on approaching advocacy evaluation and key suggestions to evaluating policy...
The California Endowment

Unique Methods in Advocacy Evaluation

This document describes four unique advocacy evaluation methods: Bellwether Methodology, Policymaker Ratings, Intense Period Debriefs, and System...
Innovation Network with support from The California Endowmen
AFP Resources
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The AFP Cascade

The AFP Results Cascade is a tool designed by AFP to capture the process and effectiveness of AFP efforts, and as such relies on disciplined...

Advance Family Planning Mid-Term Evaluation: Understanding, Expanding and Sustaining Advocacy Success

In order to assess progress and plan for the future of Advance Family Planning (AFP), a mid-term evaluation was conducted between January-April, 2015...


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