Advocacy Evaluation Toolkit

Click the above map or links below to get started!Advocacy Evaluation Methodology PrinciplesAdvocacy Evaluation and the Principle of Do No HarmHuman Rights Advocacy Evaluation Capacity AssessmentGuidance for a More Manageable Human Rights-Based Advocacy EvaluationChoosing Outcomes and Success Markers WorksheetSpectrum of Allies Measure of Change WorksheetPrinciples-Focused Evaluation: A Brief Reference GuideExternal Resource ListPause and Reflect Discussion Guide

Acknowledgements and Toolkit Map

  1. Advocacy Evaluation Methodology Principles
  2. Advocacy Evaluation and the Principle of "Do No Harm"
  3. Human Rights Advocacy Evaluation Capacity Assessment
  4. Guidance for a More Manageable Human Rights-Based Advocacy Evaluation
  5. Choosing Outcomes and Success Markers Worksheet
  6. Spectrum of Allies Measure of Change Worksheet
  7. Principles-Focused Evaluation: A Brief Reference Guide
  8. External Resource List
The development of these materials was made possible through a grant from the United States Department of State. The opinions, findings and conclusions stated herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of the United States Department of State.
We would also like to extend gratitude to our two advocacy evaluation expert reviewers who contributed their valuable feedback to the development of these materials: Kinda Jaradat and an expert who prefers to remain anonymous.
Thank you to the nine organizations and their staff who participated in training and mentoring with the New Tactics Strategic Effectiveness Method as we piloted materials included in this collection. Training and mentoring participants engaged thoughtfully and enthusiastically with new evaluation materials, and provided invaluable feedback on the tools and training process.
We would like to recognize The Evaluation Center at The University of Colorado Denver for their critical contributions to the design, development, and refinement of the Advocacy Evaluation materials. The Evaluation Center provided a comprehensive review of the literature on Advocacy Evaluation that is foundational to these final materials.
Special thanks to the staff of the Center for Victims of Torture (CVT) – specifically the New Tactics in Human Rights program and CVT’s Research Department – for training and mentoring our partners in the advocacy evaluation methodology; designing and administering tools to evaluate the pilot of these materials; interviewing human rights defenders and advocacy evaluators; and for contributing their experience and expertise to the development of these materials.