Global Program Advocacy Grants: What Do They Tell Us About Evaluating Advocacy?

By Sandra N.W. Ng, Program Planning and Evaluation Specialist Oxfam America
October, 2000

The impetus for this paper is the Program Planning and Learning Unit’s (PPLU) interest in developing some capacity in evaluating advocacy work. The purpose of this paper is to share with Oxfam America (OA) staff some preliminary findings from a survey of Participation for Equity grants that plan to implement advocacy activities. I hope that the findings will stimulate discussions on advocacy and evaluating advocacy at the agency level. For the purposes of this paper I define advocacy as “purposeful action to bring about favourable changes in peoples’ lives.”