July 2020

M&E Systems for Advocacy Work (By INTRAC)

Monitoring and evaluation (M&E) systems for advocacy interventions usually include a number of common elements. The nature of advocacy work means M&E systems need to be designed and implemented differently than in conventional projects. M&E systems for advocacy work should be simple and time efficient, and should be designed to support ongoing advocacy processes.

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Living our values in the distress of exit

By Rick James (INTRAC)

Exit will be a core strategy of international NGOs for years to come. The recent announcement from Oxfam that they are leaving 18 countries and exiting from 700 partners is a bitter taste of the post-Brexit, post-COVID-19, post-DFID future for those of us based in the UK. Because of the UK’s large footprint in development, these issues will have a much wider effect.

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Advocates Demand Structural Changes to All Future International AIDS Conferences

Two years ago, the International AIDS Society (IAS) chose the United States of America (U.S.) as the site for the 2020 International AIDS Conference (AIDS2020). Community advocates argued that the U.S. was an inappropriate choice given legal travel restrictions on sex workers, people who use drugs, and Muslims, which would have made it very difficult for members of these communities to enter the country.

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Evidence4Advocacy Campaign Launched

The #Evidence4Advocacy campaign aims at promoting evidence-based advocacy in Africa. The campaign targets CSOs, NGOs, research institutions, the private sector, advocacy think tanks, and individual consultants who in the last 10 years have been involved in advocacy research or evaluation. The campaign led by Evidence Frontiers will inform the following areas:

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Developing a complex M&E system: Paper by INTRAC

Every complex monitoring and evaluation (M&E) system is different, and so needs to be designed individually. Some generic steps are common to the design of most systems. Complex M&E systems need to change and evolve over time. Therefore, even once implementation has started there still needs to be a degree of ongoing design and adaptation, as well as routine support and administration.

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The African Academy of Sciences collaborates with Janssen to Expand Research & Development Skills and Capacity Among African Scientists

Africa lags behind the rest of the world in discovering and developing innovative medicines and vaccines for the treatment or prevention of diseases, which threaten the lives of those who live on the continent.

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