Advocacy

CARE International Advocacy and Influencing: A Review of Pathways to Success

This report constitutes a review of 208 advocacy and influencing initiatives that reported having successfully influenced policies, plans and budgets. A sample of 31 cases were included in for review. These comprised influencing outcomes across 16 countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Middle East, North America and Europe. We estimate that outcomes these initiatives influenced have so far improved the lives of more than 4.2 million people, with the potential for future impacts for a further 116 million people. 20 cases were from national or local level policy, plan or budget influence in the global South, and 11 case from the global North, influencing donor strategies or international negotiations.

Overall, the top 4 strategies employed across the North and the global South were: (i) lobbying-decision-makers; (ii) coalition building; (iii) public forums and (iv) method replication. Twice as common as any other strategy was lobbying decision-makers. This was also judged to be the most effective strategy in both the South and the North. 23 initiatives employed some form of lobbying decision-makers, and in 19 of these it was ranked as the most influential strategy. This lobbying was commonly a form of “insider” approach where CARE and partners already had a good relationship with government line ministries, having built credibility and trust over a number of years. Particularly in the South, advocacy efforts were part of a strategy over more than five years. Such efforts demonstrate that long-term investment is required for policy change to materialise into impact. The main tactics or strategies which did not feature strongly were activism and campaigning such as marches, petitions and use of social media, and evidence for the use of research was also uneven. We consider why this may be the case in greater detail toward the end of the paper
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ETUDE SUR LE PLAIDOYER ET L’INCLUSION FINANCIERE DANS LES REGIONS DE SEGOU, DE MOPTI ET DE TOMBOUCTOU

L’une des composantes du PEF GS vise essentiellement à promouvoir l’autonomisation économique ou pouvoir économique des femmes et des filles dans les zones d’intervention du projet. Cependant force est de reconnaitre que cette vision tarde à atteindre la globalité des objectifs de la composante qui est âprement inscrite dans la théorie de changement du projet.
Même si les femmes ont atteint un niveau réel et tangible dans leurs progrès vers l’autonomisation économique, il faudrait noter que leurs activités ne pourraient être développées que lorsqu’elles aient un accès viable aux crédits à travers les instituts des microfinances et les banques de la place. Un vrai partenariat gagnant-gagnant permettra aux femmes d’atteindre leur vision en termes d’entreprenariat et objectifs économiques durables.
Les thématiques de formations ont été dispensées au profit des femmes et des filles pour renforcer leurs capacités d’intervention et d’influences des pratiques en faveur des changements positifs.
C’est fort de ces constats dans le but de mieux orienter l’intervention pour un changement positif que Care Mali a engagé UNIVERS MANAGEMENT pour conduire une étude approfondie d’analyse participative relative au rôle des femmes dans le plaidoyer et l’inclusion financière. L’étude sera menée à travers des séries d’analyse participative sur la vulnérabilité des femmes, les contraintes/obstacles, affectant la situation socio-économique et culturelle des Femmes/Filles. Cette analyse permettra aux équipes des Projets GEWEP avec ses partenaires stratégiques (services techniques, élus, femmes des groupements/réseaux MJT, IFM) de développer de façon participative des stratégies et produits adaptés aux besoins spécifiques des femmes et des filles. Read More...

Civil Society Support to the right to food

This 32 page document highlights the findings from the first round of the Civil Society Support to the Right to Food project, funded by the Danish government. The project partnered with the Nepali organizations: Community Self Reliance Center, National Land Rights Forum, Right to Food Network Nepal, and the National Farmers’ Group Federation. The project reached 23,000 people directly with $2.5 million from 2013-2017. Read More...

Final evaluation nâng quyền-women’s empowerment

This 73 page document summarizes the findings of a final evaluation made of the Nâng Quyền (“Women’s... Read More...

Stabilité au sahel comment accompagner une parole citoyenne des sociétés pastorales

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Progres 2 niger avril 2016

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Puits de la paix – evaluation mi-parcours

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