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AEA 2015 Session 2063 Advocacy as a Team Game Evaluating Multi-stakeholder advocacy efforts

This session at AEA 2015 explored various challenges and elements of evaluating multi-stakeholder advocacy efforts. It approached the topic from a variety of angles, including research on how advocates see their own network and coalition work; examination of contribution analysis and how to...

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Assessing and Evaluating Department of Defense Efforts to Inform, Influence, and Persuade

To achieve key national security objectives, the U.S. government and the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) must communicate effectively and credibly with a broad range of foreign audiences. DoD spends more than $250 million per year on inform, influence, and persuade (IIP) efforts, but how...

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Culturally Specific Approaches to Systems and Policy Change to Reduce Health Disparities: Evaluating the EHDI Initiative

In 2001 the Minnesota Legislature established the Eliminating Health Disparities Initiative mandating the allocation of competitive grants to local programs to close the gap in the health status of African Americans/Africans, American Indians, Asian Americans, and Hispanic/Latinos in Minnesota...

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Evaluating Advocacy: How Evaluation Stretches to Balance Accountability with Realistic, Relevant Measures

Improve Group panel presentation on major dilemmas and we addressed them in two projects focused on research advocacy and environmental advocacy. #AdvocacyandPolicyChange #2014Conference #MixedMethodsEvaluation #OrganizationalLearningandEvalCapacityBuilding

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Eval14 Expanding the evaluation lens: How to include policy assessment in your evaluation

Legislation and policy are valuable strategies for social change, since these population-based interventions often outlast funding and program cycles. As a result, policies and governance documents are adopted and implemented in typical evaluation contexts, including health, education and human...

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A Brief History of RCTs in Government and Politcs, Implications, and Concerns

Panel slides from a discussion of advocacy for the use of randomized controlled trials to determine federal program effectiveness since early in the Bush Administration through the present day. The presenter discusses the extent to which such advocacy has become bipartisan, as well as some...

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Eval2014 - Presentation: Reconciling tensions between accountability and learning: A role for process quality?

Summary of draft paper presented at the AEA conference 2014: Over the last decade and a half, the nonprofit sector has been strongly influenced by two parallel movements: calls to increase accountability of nongovernmental organisations (NGOs) on one hand, and efforts to enhance learning and...

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