A guide to monitoring and evaluating policy influence
A useful and, more importantly, comprehensible guide to aligning types evaluation activities with the anticipated mechanisms of policy influence:
- evidence and advice
- public campaigns and advocacy
- lobbying and negotiation.
There’s also some recognition of the messiness of attribution in the context of policy change, and that even policy actors themselves rarely fully appreciate the forces that determine and shape policy implementation.
This schema is worth revisiting in the context of the typology of HIA, i.e. mandated, decision support, advocacy, and community empowerment, because it may provide an alternate lens for understanding why HIAs gain traction or not.